My Ten Favourite Fantasy Novels

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Over at Fantasy Author’s Handbook, editor and author Phil Athans has made a weekly habit of posting interesting and insightful articles on the writer’s (and occasionally the editor’s) craft. In this week’s post, he listed his Ten Favourite Fantasy Novels. It’s an enjoyable list — a little summary of each books with an explanation of […]

Thought for the day: Back-to-back releases

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

So when Orbit put out Brent Weeks‘s awesome Night Angel Trilogy (The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, Beyond the Shadows) last fall, releasing them blam*blam*blam in October, November, and December (or Sept, Oct, Nov, I can’t remember which), I thought it was a great strategy. It reels in the people who like to wait for […]

Enjoyable books

Monday, June 15th, 2009

So I’ve actually had a little time here and there to get some reading (for enjoyment, just to be clear) lately, and I’m please that two have the books I’ve read have really held my attention. First, Jim Butcher’s The Furies of Calderon. I haven’t actually read any Jim Butcher before (yes, I know I […]

March Madness – Book Style

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

This is fun. HarperCollins Canada has launched the 2009 edition of their March Madness literary smackdown. Basically it’s a championship for books. Fun and you have a chance to win all 64 featured books. Go in and check it out! Here are some of my favourites – you may notice a slight bias to genre […]

Try it. You’ll like it.

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Have I said enough good things about Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange? No? If you don’t believe me, check out the sample online at HarperCollins here. (And by the by, today’s subject line is brought to you by the labels my grandfather always put on his homemade wine.)

Books I’m looking forward to

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is a good month coming up for books. Not that there aren’t lots of good books coming out for the shopping frenzy, but there are four specifically that I’m looking forward to. You’ve all heard me rave about Lesley Livingston‘s Wondrous Strange (and I’m not the only one now — go to the site […]

My first endorsement

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Not an endorsement of The Doom of Kings or anything (although that would be nice!) — no, something nice I said about a book has been used in public and attributed to me, so I would call that an endorsement. Ooo, I feel like I’ve hit the big leagues. Seriously, this is kind of cool […]