Entries Tagged as 'Books'

What I’ve been reading

April 18th, 2022 · No Comments

As a break from the WORDS & MUSIC series (because, quite frankly, we haven’t started working on the next video yet!), here are the best things I’ve read since the beginning of 2022. FICTION Matrix, by Lauren Groff. A beautifully written book about the life of a young woman who sent to be the prioress […]

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Words and Music: Blood & Chrysanthemums

April 2nd, 2022 · No Comments

This was the book for which I had the most difficulty choosing a passage to read.  I had sections that I’d performed successfully before, but they tended to be long, require explanations, and lack any shorter sections that had internal arcs.  This latter is very important in readings, at least for me, because I want […]

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Words and Music: The Fair

February 13th, 2022 · No Comments

Here’s the second installment in my collaboration with my husband on “words and music”. This passage for COLD HILLSIDE is the most description-heavy of the excerpts I chose for this project.  It’s the first introduction to the fey and I wanted to try to capture their elusive, unreal qualities before the later part of the […]

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What I’ve read – update

June 11th, 2021 · No Comments

I managed a lot of reading over the last three months, some of it frothy, some of it scientific, some of it unexpected. I know, I should have been writing, but c’est la vie. Here are some of the memorable ones. A fine selection of rock memoirs, including LAST CHANCE TEXACO by Rickie Lee Jones […]

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What I read in January & February 2021

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

In the absence of anything exciting to write about (yes, I’m writing, no, it’s not going well), here are some of the things I read and enjoyed over the last two months. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth. A cursed book (maybe), a haunted school (maybe), three young women trying to get ahead, a movie […]

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DISCOVERING JAPAN UPDATE

February 19th, 2021 · No Comments

Things move slowly these days but here’s an update on the status of the new edition at some key outlets. AMAZON.CA – Available for preorder AMAZON.COM – currently only the original edition is listed CHAPTERS/INDIGO – Available to add to your wishlist. Move info as it becomes available….

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What I read in 2020

December 30th, 2020 · No Comments

As with all things, this year’s COVID craziness has affected people differently. Some of my friends have barely managed to read anything. Some people have concentrated on rereads and comfort found in familiar words. Before I did the tally, I thought I’d read a lot more this year than last, but it turns out the […]

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Beautiful Books

November 16th, 2020 · No Comments

My good friends at The House of Pomegranates Press have started to produce amazing editions of classic titles with the feel of old books. As it says on their website: “Whenever we would find ourselves wandering in book shops, dusty antique or junk shops we are always drawn to the back where the stacks of […]

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Pictures to go with the words and music

October 10th, 2020 · No Comments

I’d mentioned in an earlier post that I’ve recorded seven short readings and that my husband has been composing background music for them. Now he’s discovered imovie and has made the jump to adding moody and evocative visuals to his compositions. I don’t know that we’re going to be able to come up with the […]

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Discovering Japan Collection Reissue!

September 28th, 2020 · No Comments

Just put the (almost) finishing touches on the new material being added to the upcoming reissue of my Discovering Japan short story collection, due out in December. This new version features a new cover, one additional unpublished short story, and THREE (count ’em, three!) sections from the Work In Progress, aka “The Witch Novel”. Stay […]

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