Darlene’s Book World

 

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Darlene’s Book World

Welcome, book dragons and book lovers!

This corner of the internet is dedicated to the introverted book reader who as a youngster crawled under the covers and read by flashlight. The person who waited in line for hours for a book release and then stayed up all night reading just to finish the book!

We’ll be celebrating all things book-related including bookshelf tours, discussions, reviews, and more. I’ll also be covering how writers can learn from novels the way I did in the last few years — and it changed my writer life!

Come celebrate the written word with me.

Best reading,

Darlene

 

Recommended Reading

DarWrites Book Review Criteria

How to Read Like a Book Dragon: a Reader’s Manifesto

How to Start a Writing Conversation: Advice from 3 Writers

Recommended Reading Part 1

 

My Writings

Bones and Stones: An Anthropologist remembers some of the darkest and lightest times of her life while dealing with PTSD.

Day of the Dead: A breakup story with a twist.

The Legacy: The makings of a superhero.

The Shovel: Mom vs. a serial killer.

If you liked these, please check out my Publications List!

 

Book Reviews

The Ashes of Britannia | Haley Elizabeth Garwood

At the Mountains of Madness | H. P. Lovecraft

The Casual Vacancy | J. K. Rowling

The Champion of Barésh | Susan Grant

Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell

Dune | Frank Herbert

Fledgling | Octavia Butler

Ice Trilogy | Vladimir Sorokin

Labrinths | Jorge Luis Borges

The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin

Not Your Mother’s Food Storage | Kathy Bray and Jan Barker

The Odyssey | Homer

The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil | Nicolai V. Gogol

Ready Player One | Ernest Cline

Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut

Sleepwalker | Brandy L. Rivers

The Stones of Kaldaar | Tameri Etherton

Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

Valis | Philip K. Dick

When Ash Remains | Dena Garson

Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys

The Wild Swans at Coole | Yeats

The Woman Warrior | Maxine Hong Kingston

The Year the Horses Came | Mary Mackey

 

 

Interviews & Visiting Writers

Larry Fowler — Do You Write for Readers?

Athena Grayson – Writing Business Mistakes, or Learn From My Fail

JC Hay — Piercing the Shadows of Cyberpunk

Therese Martin — A Relatively Painless Research Strategy

Alexandra Panic — Mamma Writes: On Writing and Teaching

Brandy L. Rivers — Interconnecting Stories

Veronica Scott — Three Things Times Three

Chris Weigand — Don’t Melt

Chris Weigand | Stacey Oberlee | Darlene Reilley — How to Start a Writing Conversation: Advice from 3 Writers

Tameri Etherton Interview

 

 

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And if you’re really into the reading and writing thing, check out my book, 1,001 Plots to Get You Started.

 

 

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