Tracking my reading using Notion

Last year, friend and fellow author, Jenna Kendricks, introduced me to Notion. I lost a few hours’ productivity figuring out how to use the deceptively easy tool—and I do mean deceptively easy. Notion is almost absurdly simple to use once you understand how it works. I also quickly figured out that while others’ templates servedContinue reading “Tracking my reading using Notion”

Writing and Reading Reviews

I’ve been reviewing books for online and print magazines for a while now. Close on ten years. It’s an interesting business as I don’t consider myself qualified to give really critical reviews. I don’t have a college degree stating I am educated in the art of reading and reviewing. But, like most dedicated readers, IContinue reading “Writing and Reading Reviews”

Review: Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion My rating: 4 of 5 stars R is a zombie, one of the Dead. Julie is one of the Living. When they connect, things start happening. It’s one of those relationships that really shouldn’t work, but both are sufficiently young, curious and tenacious. R is unusually thoughtful for a deadContinue reading “Review: Warm Bodies”

Review: Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

Wastelands by John Joseph Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wastelands is not a door-stop of an anthology. The weight of the book did not numb my fingers or weary my arms. It is still a substantial collection, however, heavy with authors whose names are more than familiar and stories with ponderous themes. But,Continue reading “Review: Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse”

Review: Cut & Run (Cut & Run)

Cut & Run by Madeleine Urban, Abigail Roux (Dreamspinner Press, September 2008. Paperback, 376 pages) My rating: 3 of 5 stars As entertaining as I’d been led to expect, but this could have been a much better book. There is a decent plot and the dynamic between Ty and Zane is well portrayed. The pace hiccups,Continue reading “Review: Cut & Run (Cut & Run)”