The past few weeks I’ve been reading quite a few books on writing — specifically how to write faster and streamline your writing. This is mainly because I’ve found that I want to find a way to write at least the initial draft of… Continue Reading “Books about writing I’m currently reading”
I think someone went and pressed the “fast forward” button on 2018. Days are flitting past faster than I can keep track of, it seems, not to mention not being able to keep up with all the projects I have in mind for the… Continue Reading “Camp NaNoWriMo & Other Bits and Pieces”
“How astonishing that when I visit an old-growth redwood forest in California, I am visiting a place that may have been forested continually for fifty million years!”
And so NaNoWriMo 2016 draws to a close. Congratulations to everyone who have done their best to win this year (when this posts you will still have some 12 hours to finish)! I am very thankful that I managed to finish – and to… Continue Reading “The Last Day of NaNoWriMo 2016 and a Book Recommendation”
After the End is a new short story collection by Sharon Ruth Parkinson that will be released in January 2017!
“How can maps – mere pictures on paper or impressions in clay – change the world? … Through history, mapmakers have played on our instinctive belief in the truth of maps. Maps have been used as powerful propaganda, from Agrippa’s map of the Roman… Continue Reading “Book Impressions: To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World”
If you’re searching for a book about lost worlds, mythical worlds, and the like, look no further than J.A. McLeod’s The Atlas of Legendary Lands: Fabled Kingdoms, Phantom Islands, Lost Continents and Other Mythical Worlds.
Visiting almost every region of the planet, [Levy] explores lost lands that have been associated with Atlantis and considers the importance of Lemuria, Mu and other lost and legendary places from Shambhala and Shangri-la to El Dorado and Hy-Brasil.
This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and, at last, I got around to read it.
The tablets that have been translated in this book is from the library of ancient Nippur, and includes examples of liturgical compilation texts and various prayers.