While reading Hollow City this month — with all its peculiar language — I could not help but think of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work for several reasons: the battle between good and evil (obviously), the talking animals, the invisibility of particular characters, and the fictitious — yet somehow acceptable – language. For instance: ymbryne: […]
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Thank you to all those who read with us and who entered for a chance to win. Special thanks to Quirk Books for providing a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs for giveaway. Congratulations Stephanie S. Our winner has been notified by email. Hope you all join us next […]
One of the most peculiar things about human nature is this: we are addicted to safety. We love watching the psychopath’s shadow creep toward the shower curtain, raise the knife, then stab, stab, stab…blood down the drain. All while we munch on over-butterd popcorn from the relative “safety” of our sectional sofa. Of course, we […]
To truly enjoy any story there is a certain amount of forgetting yourself and suspending disbelief that you as the reader are expected to do. I find that my mood is a huge factor in my ability to do so, but one thing will always either draw me in deeper or break the spell completely […]
Today member Mary C.M. Phillips shares some thoughts on writing classes, prompts, and this month’s reading selection. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, courtesy of Quirk Books!
What if your grandfather told you that he had been hunted by squid faced monsters, had special friends who could do extraordinary things, and had boxes of photographs to prove it? Would you believe him? For most of us, we would chalk up grandpa’s tales of a supernatural or peculiar world to senility or dementia […]