When Old Faves Write New Books

So I was in B&N tonight, and I almost picked up that new Anne Rice novel, Prince Lestat. I was bored and had a coupon and figured it might be a fun read over a cold, gloomy, goth-y weekend. I was never what you'd call a devotee of her work, but I enjoyed the core Vampire books as a teenager, as well as The Witching… » 12/20/14 1:24am Saturday 1:24am

WednesdayBookClub, the Wednesday Before NaNo

Hello, io9er!! Welcome to WednesdayBookClub. I'm not sure who's doing NaNo this year but instead of doing it, I'm transcribing the book I did last year. 51K+ words handwritten at 2am. *Shudder* I remembered that I was a pretty steady reader until NaNo last year which mean writing sucked up all of my reading energies.… » 10/29/14 11:09am 10/29/14 11:09am

How Long Have You Held Off On Reading A Book?

Lately, I've been catching up on my reading. More specifically, I've been reading high profile novels that I bought and meant to read years ago: Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists, Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, and Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad, all from 2010. (They were all pretty good!)… » 10/25/14 8:11pm 10/25/14 8:11pm

WednesdayBookClub: Banned Books Edition

Hello and welcome to this week's book club. This week is Banned Books weeks so I decided to use a picture of the artwork "Censored book" by Barton Benes. I'm not sure of how many banned books I've read in my life but I know that To Kill A Mockingbird is one of them and I'm really thankful that MudderofCanton talked me… » 9/24/14 12:13pm 9/24/14 12:13pm

The Android's Astrological Companion

Earlier this year, I began a series of zodiac inspired paintings featuring android girls exploring the cosmos. As I paint, I like to make up stories about what’s going on in the piece. I thought it would be a fun experiment to invite a group of authors to write stories based on the illustrations, but with no further… » 9/24/14 3:22am 9/24/14 3:22am