Monday, September 10, 2012

Life gets in the way... again

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that I'll be taking a break from posting as I leave on my honeymoon. I'm off to Paris and Rome, and will have little time for writing posts (let alone reading!) as I sightsee across France and Italy. I'll be back in action in October, in time to post on something scary. I've recently discovered Stephen King...

Anyway, have a fabulous September!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin

Once, Ansul was a light of reason and education on the Western Shore. But, for the past seventeen years, it's been occupied by the Alds of the western desert. They, believing that all writing is a sin and a form of devil-worship, destroyed Ansul's library and university. The occupied population has resorted to hiding their remaining books, often finding ways to bring them secretly to the house of Arcamand, where the old Waylord of Ansul resides. Memer is a resident of the house of Arcamand. Since she was a small child, she's had the secret ability to enter a hidden room in the house, and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with the books there. When the Waylord discovers her ability to enter the room, he begins to teach her to read and write, and to appreciate the written word in all its forms. But trouble is brewing in Ansul, and subterranean whispers for liberty break the surface when Orrec Caspro, the great poet and orator, arrives in Ansul, seeking the lost books of the old university.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Contest for word nerds

I'm on the board of the Editors' Association of Canada, BC branch (EAC-BC), and we are currently holding a contest on our Facebook page. Stop by for the chance to win one of the following:

  • a free 2012/2013 EAC-BC seminar
  • a $100 Amazon gift card
  • 2 EAC-BC prize packs

$100 to spend at Amazon will get you a lot of used books, or an e-reader. Perfect for us book nerds.

So, on behalf of EAC-BC, I urge you to share, share, share this contest with your network. As of today, there are only a few entries, so your chances to win are good! The contest closes Sept. 22, 2012 at 12am EST, and is open internationally.