Book Meme 2012 Week 5 – Literary Names for Progeny

The other participants in this meme have all written at length about the various difficulties this topic presents, so I will eschew an in-depth discussion in favor of a few caveats. Firstly, in honor of what seems to be the spirit of the topic, I am limiting myself to the names of fictional characters inContinue reading “Book Meme 2012 Week 5 – Literary Names for Progeny”

Library Booksale Raid #2

First things first: I have a warm welcome to offer Autumn on this midnight of its equinox (or rather, the midnight after its equinox)…except that Autumn hasn’t yet shown up where I am. In fact, the last couple of days have felt like blazing midsummer. Which irks me, as Autumn is my favorite of theContinue reading “Library Booksale Raid #2”

In Memoriam: Brian Jacques (June 15, 1939 – February 5, 2011)

  I’m saddened to receive news of the passing of Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series (21 novels and counting!), the Flying Dutchman trilogy, and the Urso Brunov children’s books. His books, particularly the early Redwall ones, Mossflower especially, were some of the earliest fantasy I read and had a major impact on myContinue reading “In Memoriam: Brian Jacques (June 15, 1939 – February 5, 2011)”