Books: Love Medicine

Yet another recommendation came to me from my good friend Nate. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich is a story about family, about Native American life on the reservation, about accepting those aspects of life we can’t change and shouldering on through. The book is structured more as a series interconnected of short stories rather than …

Books: The Circumnavigators

With this summer’s plan to read books outside my normal lists, I’ve decided to occasionally post some thoughts about what I’m reading as well. Per the advice of the excellent Justine Larbalestier, I’ll only be writing the nice things–there’s just no upside in ripping something I didn’t happen to enjoy. On that note, the first …

The Non-Genre Summer Spectacular!

I love science fiction and fantasy. I grew up reading them, and they still have a lock on my attention and taste. There’s nothing better than digging into a book that creates a world unlike our own. Not to say that’s all I read, but at times the genre dominates my reading list a bit …

One more rough draft in the bag

It’s done! Well, the rough draft of the new novel anyway. I’ve been working in fits and starts (for various reasons) since last February, and finally it’s sitting happily on my hard drive in its entirety (and on the backup drive, and the online backup, and the backup backup FTP site). Just getting it typed …