Complete honesty here…. I never have an easy time with doing reviews. I have read so many books that choosing one to review is a herculean task. Then I feel awkward with tech reviews because most of my writing apps are simple. I use word, evernote, and notebooks for writing (two of which I have already reviewed). I use Canva, and photo studio for cover design (I will review photo studio next week.) And artrage for digital art. Though I have many apps that I use those are the ones I use in creating. I always wonder why anyone would pay any mind to my random game addiction for the week (this week it’s a little game called Slidey and it is adorable), and talk myself out of doing reviews for them. I may try to break myself of that.
There is a story behind the book that I chose for today. I bought it at the school book fair when my daughter was in second grade. It was just barely at her reading level. It was something for us to read together. We alterated reading chapters. The characters were so good that we searched out the rest of the series. The dragon in the sock drawer by Kate Klimo. It is worth the read even for an adult. It is middle grade reading level.
Today I am doing a review. This is one of a series of books designed to help the writer. I have been reading through two of the series. I have to admit that this has a lot of useful questions. As a writer I like things that help me to plan out my stories better. This one helps a lot in planning the setting.
I recommend these books for writer’s looking for help with the details.
What books do you recommend? What books would you like to hear my thoughts on? I may have already read it. Or it could give me ideas what to read next.
I was lucky enough to win this in a giveaway the author did. Since receiving it, I have read it through multiple times. The only reason it was not reviewed sooner is because I already had reviews in various states of written. So I delayed this until I could focus on it somewhat.
It is a wonderful book fillled with poetry and small bits of prose. The art is well placed and adds to the flow. It does not feel like the poetry I write, it feels more like a conversation. A natural storyteller unfolding her thoughts before you.
The author, Deedra Mosley, also has several other books. I enjoyed the Louise Green books and am eagerly awaiting the next one. Go ahead, check out her website. I think that you will enjoy the experience. I know I have.
Emily’s book of the Strange by Rob Reger
This is wonderfully illustrated. It’s a cute little goth story based upon the illustration. I truly enjoyed it.
I wanted to note that I set up the Monday poetry post to schedule and thought that it posted. Apparently the scheduling of posts are not working right for my WordPress. It may cause some hiccups in my timeline. I hope to continue with the posts during the week. Just a reminder I will not be posting next week due to the holiday. I will be back the Monday after Thanksgiving with more poetry. And I will be doing another post on world building tomorrow.
So… In the past I have been awful about updating this blog. I am hoping that if I do a bit of a schedule it may help. So I decided to post my plan… Please be patient with me as I may still lapse.
Monday : poems. That will be the day when I share any poetry that I feel like sharing.
Tuesday : teasers. I have a children’s chapter book that I am working on currently, and Serena has her second book in her zombie apocalypse series. This is when I will be sharing teasers and updates on the work we are doing.
Wednesday : webcomics! This is going to be where I discuss webcomics and perhaps other fandoms.
Thursday : Reviews. Both tech and books. I am a geek who reads a lot. I really need to start doing a review segment on here.
Friday : writing helpers. This is where I will be talking about the technical difficulties that come with writing.
I am not scheduling weekends. And I may end up posting random other than the schedule… Cause life. You get it, I am quite sure. Also I may be less accurate to the schedule in November. I am doing the pad challenge and Serena is doing Nanowrimo. So I don’t know how much extra time for blogging I will have. But I will be posting. Just figure it will be less than I am hoping for.
Yes… I know. I owe y’all two poems. I got lost in girlswithslingshots.com trying to get caught up. I am going to get to writing after i eat. That is going to be a later post. For now here’s my art for today. The prompt was Angular.
One of the books that I got at the library was Zombies hate Stuff by Greg Stones.
It was incredibly whimsical and fun. I actually recommend it, and so does my teenager who is all about zombies. The art is eye-catching and it is a fun little art book.
So I did not get today’s poem done… I spent a day with my daughter and took the bus to the local library. I managed to do the inktober art.
Today the prompt was weak. The first thing that came to mind was eggshells. Sharp but easily broken.
I will be posting today’s poem tomorrow with tomorrow’s inktober art and poem.
Also due to the trip to the library I will be doing at least one book review post each month from here out.