Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Cranky Curmudgeon: I Got Nothin’

Problem is that there really is a lot of meh out there. Not good, not bad, just…meh. Entropy seems to be working. I don’t believe in negative reviews, so I won’t mention any names (to protect the guilty), but in the end a lot of my recent reading has filled me with a colossal sense of “so what?” Continue reading

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Interview with alternate history author Laura Anderson

Orson Scott Card has delved into the alternate history genre with his Alvin Maker series and Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. But the former is fantasy (there’s magic in it), and the latter is science fiction (there’s time travel … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner

I love a good guessing game. So for today’s blog entry, I have gathered together some of my favorite children’s books and written their first lines here. See if you can guess which book each quote comes from. 1. “‘Where’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, May 11, 2013

The LDStorymakers Conference is going on, with the Whitney Awards to be announced at the Gala dinner tonight. I have lots of Whitney book reviews and wrap-ups. Plan-B Theatre’s 2013-14 season will be dedicated to the work of Eric Samuelsen. … Continue reading

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A Live Reading, the Lit Blitz, and our Master Class Application

Confession: I have mixed feelings about writing as a technology. On the one hand, I’m amazed by how abstract marks on a page or screen can evoke the voice of a person thousands of miles–or years–away. Writing does a wonderful … Continue reading

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Whitney Finalists 2012: Final Thoughts

Three months ago I wrote a post with some of my initial thoughts on the 2012 Whitney Award finalists. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to read 25 books in three months and I wondered … Continue reading

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