Archive | June, 2009

Fifteen Books in Fifteen Minutes

30 Jun

Craning for a book on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

The Rules:

1) YOU MAY ONLY TAKE 15 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THIS EXERCISE – NO EDITS ALLOWED

2) List fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you

3) Post your list on your blog and drop a link into the comments here

I found this on Alice Gray’s site and decided to join the fun. I chose the novels on my list in no particular order. Some, like Lying in Bed or Love Walked In, have such a strong poetic voice that I can’t forget them. I would say that is true for most of the books here. But there are a few that took stories in a new direction or crossed boundaries that I hadn’t seen crossed when I first read them. I included the first futuristic romance I read and the first time travel. The We Tell Stories Project is not a single book but it introduced me to the world of interactive fiction and ARG.

Lying in Bed by M. J. Rose
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
Broken by Megan Hart
Hide by Lisa Gardner
The Woods by Harlen Coben
Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Nine and 1/2 Weeks by Elizabeth MacNeil
Shadow Heart by Laura Kinsale
Knight in Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
We Tell Stories Project by Penguin Books and Six to Start

Monday Poetry Train: Black Fruit

29 Jun


Flickr Photo Download: Garden of the moon

The seeds are locked away in a vault,
in an icebound cave,
and there they will stay,
until there is time,
until there is courage.


Your seeds are the germ of desires
too secret, too dark to share,
and so they are left on ice
never to blossom, go to fruit, go back to seed


It’s a shame.
You could have sown those fantasies
in me.

View other poets on the train.

Be Afraid Dark Man

22 Jun

Blogging the Dark Art ARG Week Two

Be afraid Dark Man. We’re coming after you. Saturday we started sifting through the clues to solve the murders in the Personal Effects:Dark Art Novel. This is the most fun I’ve ever had reading a book.

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This is Violet, checking some facts. Wait, what’s that over her shoulder? I didn’t see that when I snapped the picture!

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Our sleuth headquarters has great atmosphere.

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Our notes and clues.

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Tracking clues online.

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Caroline and the body pic. Now this is one that Kelly liberated from the Brinkvale Site back in January I think. They locked down the login right after that, so we assumed we weren’t supposed to be in there yet. Sasha confirmed that the writing on the boat is Russian, something like shore patrol.

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Violet holds up the picture I liberated from the hospital files during the winter. We had figured out the message hidden in the painting.

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My burger and coffee were getting cold, so this is the last pic I took. We’re still following leads, so there will be more to come.