Book Talk 4/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Nothing this week. I just started rereading and I’ve been down with a head cold for over a week now. Makeup supplies diminishing? How about some mascara? Blush? Foundation? Lip liner? Lipstick? Eye liner? Eye shadow? Brushes? Makeup? Hair? Planning vacation after things get back up? Need luggage? Tags? Body lotion? Body wash? Perfume? Deodorant? […]

Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas's The Throne of Glass Book 1 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas’s The Throne of Glass Traci Kenworth The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Bloomsbury YA. Aug. 7, 2012. Amazon blurb: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince […]

Book Talk 3/3/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 1/17/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton. Margaret K. McElderry Books. Sept. 18,2018. Amazon’s Blurb: “Gloriously dark and romantic.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen“An alluring and seductive fairy tale.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation“Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in […]

Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt & Co. Mar. 6, 2018. Amazon’s blurb: With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of […]

Book Talk 11/29/19: Josh Malerman’s A House at the Bottom of the Lake Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/29/19: Josh Malerman’s A House at the Bottom of the Lake Traci Kenworth A House at the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman. Received a copy due to membership with the This is Horror Show with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. Amazon’s blurb: oth seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. […]

Book Talk 11/22/19: Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Freelancer’s Survival Guide Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/22/19: The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Traci Kenworth The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch WMG Publishing Jan 2013, 3rd Edition Amazon’s Blurb: Most people become freelancers without any idea of how to run a business. They learn in the school of hard knocks. Kristine Kathryn Rusch has taken […]

Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/11/stretch-your-style.html “Not every writer is interested in style. If they can write lean, mean plots that move, with interesting characters and a satisfying ending, that’s enough. They’d rather write fast and turn out more work than spend extra time trying to find the “right” words. Isaac Asimov was such a […]

Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch: A Witchlands Novel Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch Traci Kenworth Windwitch by Susan Dennard. 2016. A Tom Doherty’s Associates Book. Tor Teen. Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch. After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove […]

Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickman’s Setting Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/1/19: Jack M. Bickham’s Setting Traci Kenworth Setting: The Elements of Fiction Writing by Jack M. Bickham 1994 Writer’s Digest Books. Amazon’s Blurb: Suggests ways of creating an appropriate setting and incorporating it into the story, discussing the function of a setting, how it can affect story meaning, and how it can advance […]

The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog


  The Future of Book Reviews on This Blog   Traci Kenworth       For some time I’ve been thinking about these book reviews and whether they take the blog in the direction I want it to go. I’ve decided that they don’t. This doesn’t mean I’m giving up on reading books or the […]