And then, somehow, it was September, and Autumn was in the air. I’ve been making an effort recently to slow my life down a bit, to make sure I take some time to stop and smell the roses—to be more thoughtful about what I’m doing each day and not just bulldoze my way through work … More Autumn/Flash Gordon approaching
Spent some time today going through and deleting old blog post drafts—posts that, frankly, we are all lucky I stopped writing. I really do try to save us all from the dull inanities of my life. (But Grace, I hear you say, all you do on this blog is write about dull inanities. Right, so … More coming soon: Gracetopia, 2014 ed.
No, I still haven’t completed my second draft. Shhhh. ~~~~ Last night I finished reading Rules of Civility by the fabulously-named Amor Towles. I loved it, and I am so glad that I loved it because I love Amor Towles. I know nothing about him except this quote but that’s enough. I read a fair number … More I want to like your book
Just finished reading my first book of the new year, Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash. It covers a bunch of issues from 1983-85, when the Flash (Barry Allen) is on trial for murder. We all know I love me some Flash, and overall I loved this (even though it wasn’t my boy Wally), but … More mini book review: The Trial of the Flash
Hannah is one of my biffers, and I’m thrilled to help spread the word about her newest book, Zombie Tag. It hits shelves tomorrow, Tuesday December 20, and it is a pretty awesome piece of MG fiction. (MG is just a label—you bet your boots I’m planning to read it.) You may recall, last year, … More OUT TUESDAY: Zombie Tag, by Hannah Moskowitz
From CNN’s interview with Amor Towles, author of The Rules of Civility: I’ve been writing fiction since I was a kid. From the age of 15 to 25, I probably wrote more than 50 short stories, one of which was published in “the Paris Review” in 1989. Then in my late 30s and early 40s, … More words of wisdom
It’s been a long time since I read a piece of fiction that made me cry. I can actually only remember one—an Evelyn Waugh short story. Now we are at two. 33 Snowfish, by Adam Rapp, was recommended to my by the lovely Libba Bray. I had met her at SCBWI New York, and I … More book review: 33 snowfish
Here we have a post in which Grace shamelessly pimps out things she likes. So. A couple of days ago somebody, knowing my preference for the 1980s Transformers, handed me a small book: A 20-something girl in a dress and heels gets some pretty funny looks reading this on the subway, let me tell you. … More RAZOW!