I’ve mentioned Flowers in the Attic here before, and … I’m doing it again. Like most women born before, say, 1986 (in our day, we didn’t have Internet smut), I read a tattered copy when I was in junior high, loaned to me by a classmate who needed it back in two days or less … More Wilted, rotting, and sticking to the vase
A few years ago, around the time the first film of a certain vampire franchise was released, I came upon a rack of those books at the chain bookstore up the road from my apartment. I don’t read a lot of YA, but my coworkers had been raving about Twilight and one of them read … More Book Snobbery: Why I’m a Lousy Reviewer
First of all—the first draft of Celestial Chaos is done. It’s 5,000 words over what I originally figured it would be, and that word count will probably change once I’m finished writing the second draft, but it’s DONE. I’d planned on completing the first draft by New Year’s Eve, but since I’d rather spend December … More Can I still say “Happy New Year” 11 days into January?
The holidays were particularly awesome in the Marting house—due to scheduling issues at Le Day Job I’ve had two three-day weekends since Christmas and Santa left me Sephora gift cards, which have already been put to use (oh, Benefit cosmetics. You are so expensive, but your Boing industrial-strength concealer is the best out there.) (I’m … More You are not an editor: A cautionary tale
I’m currently in the throes of NaNoWriMo and working on Celestial Chaos (Supernova’s sequel, book two of The Commons), and October was a somewhat dismal month for reading, so this will be pretty short. I’m not going to throw shade at the fairly atrocious books I subjected myself to for the month, and instead focus … More What I Read: October Edition
My introduction to romance began in 1995, when I was twelve years old. My family lived in a small duplex in Peterborough, a converted house built in the early 1900s that my parents bought in 1986 and renovated. At the back of our house was a one-bedroom semi-detached apartment; its living room and our kitchen … More A discovery of romance, with hellacious results
I bought a first-generation Kobo the day it was released in 2010—at the time, Kindles were an impractical option for Canadians—and since then, like the list-loving dork I am, I’ve been keeping a spreadsheet of all the books I read. Four columns: Title, author, letter grade, and an optional short comment. I’ve kept book lists … More What I Read: September Edition