What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What the book is about:  This book follows Annie, a princess, as she tries to save her kingdom after her sister, Gwendolyn, and the rest of the kingdom falls victim to a sleeping spell. It's a fun take on Sleeping Beauty, but we follow Annie, the Wide-Awake Princess, as she travels through other familiar fairy … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

What this book is about:  This is Volume 1 in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan. The story follows Queen Ysa as she tries to manage her kingdom behind the face of her ever-drunk husband, consorting with dark magic to consolidate powers and create a lasting legacy for her house. Meanwhile, in the … Continue reading What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

What I’m Reading: Mists of Avalon

What the book is about:  Mists of Avalon is a book that explores the story of King Arthur and his court from the perspective of the women at his court and in his life. And actually, it's a set of books combined into one grand, sweeping, epic story. What I liked:  The characters - bar … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Mists of Avalon

What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

What the book is about:  I'd consider this to be a sister book to Sometimes the Magic Works. It's certainly in that same realm; advice about writing and life how sometimes, the two of them converge. What I liked:  Short chapters - With kids running around and interrupting me all the time, it was nice … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

What I’m Reading: Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks

What the book is about: Sometimes the Magic Works is a super practical book about writing by the eminent Terry Brooks. With 20 novels under his belt and a fairly successful career (okay, that maaaay be an understatement), I think he's qualified to give a few tips. He covers topics from choosing a book to … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Sometimes the Magic Works by Terry Brooks

What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  Daine returns in Book 2 at the behest of the wolf pack that once adopted her into its ranks in order to preserve the valley in which they live. As she digs deeper into the problem, she realizes it's much larger than she, the humans, or animals can deal with … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

What I’m Reading: Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff

What the book is about:  This is a fantasy book about a Keeper, Claire, who is summoned to a magical accident site to clean it up. Of course, once she gets there, everything starts to go wrong. For example, it's not a quick clean up and go site. She becomes stuck there as she realizes … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff