Tag Archive: reading


Hunger Games

Is awesome. You should read it.

And you should try your own hand at The Hunger Games.

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July 4th

* Is the date of my wedding.
* Is the name of a book that I just read by James Patterson. This was my first JP book, and I have to say that several of the scenes which Mr. Patterson described made me sick to my stomach. I don’t like blood and gore. Still, definitely a page turner. The plot was excellent. I see more of JP’s books in my near future.

Brain Fuzz

Just finished reading a manuscript. Need to de-fuzz my brain.

Puppy Relaxing

How do you relax after a long day? More importantly, with what ice cream do you choose to relax???

Weddings, Reading, and Banshees

So, it’s been a while, and here is why:

1. I am getting married in a little over four months.
2. I am reading like crazy for Greg Johnson and Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary as their fiction coordinator. I love it! They are fantastic people to work with and offer so much experience. Sometimes, I feel like I am drinking from a fire hose trying to take everything in. šŸ™‚

To make up for my tardiness in posting, I would like to offer an apology in the form of a story: http://www.flashfictiononline.com/f20110201-banshee-lullabies-chazley-dotson.html. By Chazley Dotson–WordServe’s newest YA fantasy author. šŸ™‚

Have a happy Tuesday!

I finished listening to Jesus’ Son today, and I was once again impressed with the language which Johnson utilizes. His strength is in creating pictures that readers can see while incorporating a poeticism throughout.

My earlier evaluation of “Emergency” is wrong in that the full collection of short stories is much more compassionate. The narrator actually traverses through experiences which lead him to face his drug and alcohol addiction. Whereas before, I assumed that Johnson was using the substance abuse as an excuse to create his “trippy” scenes, now I realize just how effective he really is both in language and character development. I was more willing to empathize with characters.

Thanks, Denis, for a great read!

A Few Things I Know

(Stolen from Gene Edwards because he’s my favorite)

1. “The authority of King Saul was true? Yes, God’s chosen authority. Choosen for David. Unbroken authority, yes. But divine in ordination, nonetheless.” Today, I am thankful for authority… unbroken authority, but divine in ordination, nonetheless.

And over that authority, I wouldĀ  like to offer a bit of truth

2. “Keep in mind that some who have been given the very power of God have raised armies, defeated the enemy, brought forth mighty works of God, preached and prophesied with unparalleled power and eloquence…

And thrown spears,

And hated other people,

And attacked others,

And plotted to kill,

And prophesied naked,

And even consulted withces.”

Which tells me that there is hope. In the end, there is hope.

What if…

“What if there was a place that was safe enough where the worst of me could be known and I would discover that I would be loved more, not less, in the telling of it.” –John Lynch– author of Bo’s Cafe.

So I’ve been reading through Rachelle Gardner’s various blog postings. Mind you, it is currently 12:41 am, so my sense of humor could, in fact, be a bit skewed, but I am finding this particular quote hilarious: “So, writers, please get your own email address. And if you have your own, and your display name is something like “mommy of 3,” please change it to Jane Smith. Or, um, whatever your name actually is.”

The reason I have three email addressses:

1. Junk Mail

2. Friends/Family/Short Story Writing Publication/Mostly How I Get Myself in Trouble

3. School/Professional

Oh, and I ABSOLUTELY don’t believe in pseudonyms. If I write it, I own it. Mostly. šŸ˜‰

“A true war story is never moral. It doesn’t instruct nor encourage virtue nor suggest models of proper human behavior nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, don’t believe it.”

“Natural response to confession is the sudden need to be elsewhere.”

You should read this book: