BUNNYBEAN. You are my HERO!!! Not only did you pick the PERFECT gift for me, but you even shipped it overseas!! Thank you so much for being the BEST CBR BOOK GIVER EVER!!!! <3 <3 <3
Good God, how embarrassing. This is my first post this year, and I only posted once last year. I am bound and determined to do better next year. In any case, I am over the moon about participating in this year’s exchange (at least THAT tradition is going strong!!)!! I’ve been DYING to read The Handmaid’s Tale, and I was lucky enough to get paired with Atwood expert ardaigle in this year’s exchange!! She ALSO got me Julia Child’s classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, […]
I’ve lived in Long Beach for over thirty years, and I love my hometown. It’s not easy for a town to gain international recognition when it’s living in the shadow of a major metropolitan city, but Long Beach has done just that. Long Beach is scrappy. I read D.J. Waldie’s
A good coming-of-age novel is interesting in that, even if the main character’s experience is vastly different from the reader’s, the reader still feels the nostalgia.
There’s fanfic, and then there’s homage. Fanfic is usually written to satisfy the writer; filled with the fan’s desires of what he’d like to see come to pass. Since the focus is the writer’s satisfaction, it often happens that no one but the writer is satisfied after reading. Then there’s homage, which is written to honor the original work. Any true fan can appreciate a good homage, and it may even succeed in converting the uninitiated. Boogeymen