Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

Author Guy Gavriel Kay Appointed to the Order of Canada

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Fantasy and historical fantasy fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay is being honored with an appointment to the Order of Canada – that country’s second highest civilian honor.  The Order recognizes the achievement of outstanding merit or distinguished service by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavor.  [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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We’ve got a lot of things on our minds this week. From the election of a new Pope to memories of our favorite children’s novels and the power of fan-funded artistic projects, our picks this week run the gamut of thoughts we’d like to share with you, LitStackers. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: The Best Of, In My Humble Opinion

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It’s all the rage at this time to come out with massive amounts of “Best Of” or “Top” of the Year lists.  Best Albums of the Year, Best Movies of the Year, Top New Stories of the Year, Best Moments on the Web, Top Newsmakers, Person of the Year… I’m a sucker for these.  Even [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Top Five Must Reads

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  It’s a difficult task, narrowing down the novels that have impacted your life into a small, somewhat abstract list. For many of us, reading a novel, a well written novel, is more than a task set to those merely interested in reading a good book. The novels in this week’s picks are stories so [….]