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The Poet X [#Blackathon 2019]

Posted by on February 5, 2019 in What Pooks is Reading | 2 comments

The Poet X [#Blackathon 2019]

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acemedo. What a beautiful, painful, stunning book. Yet a book where pain doesn’t always win. I was hesitant to read it at first because of it being written in blank verse. I needn’t have been. I’m embarrassed, actually, that I knew of it for so long and yet held back, and it took a readathon to get me to go ahead and give it a chance. But isn’t that why we participate in readathons? Not just to fill in ticky-boxes on a list, but to find new books, new voices, to love? Listening to it as an...

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#Blackathon is here! [And it’s Black History Month.]

Posted by on February 1, 2019 in What Pooks is Reading | 2 comments

#Blackathon is here! [And it’s Black History Month.]

Once upon a time… … three terrific book-vloggers decided to sponsor a  5-book readathon of black books featuring black people or written by black authors. It was initially was intended for part of February but quickly expanded to last the entire month. So if you see specific dates in February, you can ignore them and know that yes, it really does last for the entirety of Black History Month. Here’s a five-minute video explanation. Jesse is succinct and easy to follow, and also? Adorable! [I list the info beneath it, too.]...

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In Which a Deck of Cards May Have Taken Over the Dys-Brain

Posted by on January 22, 2019 in Dys-Brain, The Work In Progress, This Crumbling Pageant, Untune the Sky, What Pooks Is Writing, World of The Fury Triad | 2 comments

In Which a Deck of Cards May Have Taken Over the Dys-Brain

I’m busily back in the world of the Fury Triad. Want to know what I’ve been researching lately? Can I tell you without giving away any spoilers? I think maybe I can. Back in the 1400s a card game called Tarocchi became popular amongst the wealthy in what we know today as Italy. [Amongst: a sign my brain is living in the UK, now!] It was known by different names in different parts of Europe, including Tarot in France. These cards were hand-painted, each one a small work of art. Now you know why only the wealthy played! The deck...

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A Fabulous New Review of The Dead Shall Live from Lauregalie Book Reviews

Posted by on December 18, 2018 in The Dead Shall Live, The Fury Triad, This Crumbling Pageant, What Pooks Is Writing | 3 comments

A Fabulous New Review of The Dead Shall Live from Lauregalie Book Reviews

Now that writing and publishing Revenge of the Killer Flamingos is behind me and I’m diving back into The Fury Triad, I don’t think a more inspiring thing could happen to me than to receive this review! I’m not sure if lauregalie is a name or has some other meaning, but thank you, Monika! I’m so happy you are enjoying the books and even more motivated than ever to complete Untune the Sky, as if I needed more motivation! From the review: Burroughs’ writing style is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. It’s...

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Pooks, MJ & the Dys-Brain They Both Share

Posted by on December 13, 2018 in What Pooks Is Writing | 8 comments

Pooks, MJ & the Dys-Brain They Both Share

MJ O’Malley has issues. ADHD, dyscalculia, and associated cognitive disorders, and– MJ? She just shrugs and calls it her dys-brain. Pooks has issues. ADHD, dyscalculia, and associated cognitive disorders, and– Pooks? She just shrugs and calls it her dys-brain.   Detect anything? Of course you do, because you’re smart. So’s M.J. [We won’t say anything about Pooks because that would either be vain or sad, depending on, you know, what we confessed.] There will be more about dys-brain and how it affects...

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Revenge of the Killer Flamingos is in the Building!!!

Posted by on December 12, 2018 in Dys-Brain, MJ's Dys-Daze Mysteries, Revenge of the Killer Flamingos, What Pooks Is Writing | 2 comments

Revenge of the Killer Flamingos is in the Building!!!

Or rather, e-readers and apps and such! Oh. Wait. It’s in the building, too! Unless the e-readers and apps are outside. Or in automobiles. Or– Ahem. Let’s keep going forward, shall we? Yes it is launched up into the stratosphere and I’m beyond excited! I hope you buy it! I hope you read it! I hope you like it! I hope you review it even if you don’t! Like it, I mean. Reviewing without reading would be awkward. So okay, this is the book down there below this writing I’m typing right now. MJ [don’t call...

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A TRULY EPIC FANTASY BUNDLE ‘O BOOKS!

Posted by on October 28, 2018 in Book Bundles, This Crumbling Pageant, What Pooks is Reading | 1 comment

A TRULY EPIC FANTASY BUNDLE ‘O BOOKS!

A Truly Epic Bundle of Fantasy Novels – Curated by Kevin J. Anderson And I’m thrilled that This Crumbling Pageant was invited to be one of the baker’s dozen. What’s more–you get to name your own price! The first bundle of five books [including This Crumbling Pageant, $4.99 everywhere else] has a minimum price of $5, though you’re encouraged to pay more should you want to! Want them all? Add the other eight for a baker’s dozen for an additional low price! BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE.   A portion...

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MJ’s Dys-Daze Mysteries!

Posted by on September 21, 2018 in The Work In Progress, What Pooks Is Writing, Youtube | 2 comments

MJ’s Dys-Daze Mysteries!

I just finished creating this book trailer and can’t wait for you to see it! Give it a thumbs up or leave a comment, if you want!

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Naomi Novik as Unknowing Mentor and oh yeah Fanfiction

Posted by on July 11, 2018 in What Pooks is Reading | 4 comments

Naomi Novik as Unknowing Mentor and oh yeah Fanfiction

Readers, you know I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of Naomi Novik’s newest fantasy novel, Spinning Silver, the not-a-sequel yet-same-universe-ish Eastern European historical fantasy world she first inhabited in the much lauded and loved Uprooted [which I have recommended before if you want to check the categories in the sidebar]. I’m listening to the audiobook now and need I say, I am loving it? It’s not the same forest and world of Agnieszka and her Dragon, the dragon who “does not really eat the girls he...

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Tall Ships and Magic and Research and Such

Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Untune the Sky, World of The Fury Triad | 12 comments

Tall Ships and Magic and Research and Such

First things first! For some reason a notice did not go out in email to let you know about my most  recent post. So since you probably missed it, here is the link. It’s about how Harry Potter influenced The Fury Triad and if you have read either or both, I think you might find it interesting. Oh yes, and fanfiction! It’s the first in a series and a new post will be going up in a few days. Now, back to your regularly-scheduled bloggage.   We haven’t talked about research lately! Did you ever wonder what the Vliegende...

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