I’m reading a YA fantasy series right now and it has me thinking about Chosen Ones. Not my favorite trope all told, though not my least favorite either. Recently it occurred to me how rarely the Chosen One in a book knows they’re special, how usually they dismiss the strange things that happen to them and someone else has to Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday – The Chosen One
I’ve had a really great weekend. I was out of town attending a BJD convention . I left Gothenburg brim-full with creative energy and feeling rather spiffy. This morning, however, what I usually call creative hangover struck. I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but sometimes when I’m just practically sparking with energy and then come face to Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Creative Hangover
As some of you may remember, a while back I decided to give myself a reading challenge during my winter hols by reading 15 unread books from my bookshelf. Well, I’ve been back at work for two days now, so how did the challenge go? Well, it went… so-so. I had a lot of fun and really enjoyed myself reading, Continue reading Reading Challenge – 15 Unreads – How did it go?
I can’t believe it’s only two days until Christmas! Okay, three for a lot of you but in this neck of the woods, we celebrate on the 24th. I have it mostly under control: the flat is clean-ish and has been at least partially Christmassed up, the presents are wrapped all except two and I know what I’m wearing to Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Almost Christmas
A while back, I stumbled across A year of reading the world, a blog by a woman who challenged herself to read one book from each of the 195 UN-recognized sovereign states plus Taiwan (for a total of 196) in one year. I thought this sounded both like a fun project, and like a project that’s way too large for Continue reading Reading Challenge – 15 Unreads in 18 days.