I seem to be running into more and more anthologies these days. Name a publisher and I can show you a long list of anthologies they have published in just this year alone. I am not sure what is driving this trend. Are authors writing more short stories? Do publishers find it easier to publish… Continue reading Anthologies, Love Them or Leave Them?
What a spectacular year for great books in every genre from historical to fantasy! I have read so many wonderful books and series this year that it is hard to even begin to narrow down the list, although I have tried. What makes a book great for me? So many things, that it needs its… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2012
3rdRating: 4.5 stars Lashing: British slang for lots or large amounts. In celebration of 2012 Olympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 3rd Annual UK GLBTQ Fiction Meet, a lashing of authors from all over the Globe put forth an GLBTQ anthology of stories that highlight everything that makes Britain (and mainland Europe) a great place… Continue reading Review of Lashings of Sauce Anthology
So, here we are again. It’s a rainy Sunday in Maryland, perfect day for reading and snoozing with the pooches. I was out earlier in the week, gallivanting around and made a quick stop into one of our local nurseries to check out their perennial sale (50 percent off woo hoo!) and what did I… Continue reading A New Addition to the Garden, the Week Ahead in Reviews and the Sazerac, an American classic cocktail