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SIX OF THE BEST… writing tips that I could come up with

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. Look, most of us nerds do want to be writers of some [...]

By |November 10th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|2 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about being Mark Oshiro (part 2 of 2)

You may remember last week (part 1) when I introduced you to Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads/Watches, a man who is literally living the dream: his full-time job is watching TV and reading books, and [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… unconventional vampire abilities

Most of us are aware, at least in the broadest sense of the word, of what a vampire has that a human doesn't: greater strength, greater speed, the inability to subsist on food (needing blood [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… lesser-known kid-focused books with genre elements

If you're reading this article, odds are good you know who Neil Gaiman is and that he's written multiple books for younger readers, including the wildly-successful Coraline* and the newer The Graveyard Book. You probably [...]

By |June 11th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… book series… serieses… whatever… to read while you wait for the next Song of Ice and Fire novel

Now that I've begun reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I've become quite aware that, at the speed I read, I'll be done with all five existing books long before George R.R. Martin releases [...]

By |June 4th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Discworld onramps

Terry Pratchett's Discworld is a sweeping saga of more than 40 books (not including additional material like maps, recipes, and science texts), and it can be daunting to try to get into. There are several [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment