Don’t Run From Who You Are: Writing Advice From George Saunders & Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed posted a link to this on her Facebook page today, and the post is great. The writing advice is better. There are no words to tell you how much I would loooooovvvvve to go to a talk, workshop, signing…whatever […]Read More Look What I Found, Advice from Two of My Favorite Writers
City of Ashes,the second book in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, is fast paced, filled with great action, and (my favorite bit) character development. (When I read this, I hear “character development” in a big booming announcer voice, you know the one I mean, right? Every. Single. Time.) As always, I promise not to spoil […]Read More City of Ashes
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare I’m breaking my rules with this book. There is a movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, being released in theaters on August 21, and normally I watch the movie first then I read the book. This way I’m not disappointed in the movie and I enjoy the book. Books are […]Read More Book Before Movie? Movie Before Book? Decisions, Decisions
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Which authors […]Read More Just Let Me Add You To My Contacts
So, ya’ll remember that post I did not too long ago, World War Z..Just Another Zombie Movie? Well, the movie started me on a…zombie…frenzy? Spree? Well, a zombie something anyway. Technically, I guess it all began with the BBC mini-series, In the Flesh that aired just before World War Z was released in theaters. Then, as soon […]Read More Really, I Need to Stop Searching for Zombies on the Internet….
This week I got to experience the first ever Center of the Universe Festival here in Tulsa, OK. Now how exactly do we get a “center of the universe” moniker? Well, let me ‘splain it to you, Lucy. The Center of the Universe is a well worn concrete circle in Tulsa that is an acoustic…anomaly. When […]Read More Center of the Universe Festival…T-Town is Hot, Hot, Hot!
The Universe was telling me I had to read Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton…now….no waiting for the paperback. See, I had a trip to Houston this week, just for the day, and apparently I’m not at my best at 4:30am. On the way, I had work to do, and on the way home I worked […]Read More Affliction: The Book that Consumed Two Days of My Life…When’s the Next One?
“There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words–the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and […]Read More What are some of your treasured books?
“Take my love, take my land Take me where I cannot stand I don’t care, I’m still free You can’t take the sky from me Take me out to the black Tell them I ain’t comin’ back Burn the land and boil the sea You can’t take the sky from me There’s no place I […]Read More For All the Firefly Fans…Stay Shiny, My Friends
Now, not everyone is able to wrap their heads around the fact that Tulsa, Oklahoma is a rockin’ place. Okie’s have a history of great music. Oklahoma natives include The Flaming Lips, Carrie Underwood, Reba McIntyre, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Hinder, All-American Rejects, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Joe Diffee, Ronnie Dunn…the list […]Read More Shakin’ It with Alabama Shakes at the Cain’s Ballroom