Book Review: Where the Woods Grow Wild by Nate Philbrick

I haven’t read that many indie published books, but I had been following the blog You Write Fiction for about a year and a half. It’s full of sarcsatic wit, writerly humor, and tips for writing and storytelling. The guy behind the blog, Nate Philbrick, is a Christian fantasy writer, and I widely enjoyed all his posts and his vision for fantasy fiction. Plus, I’d heard that he had indie published some really cool stories, among which are Little One and Judgement Wheel. So when the news came out that he was going to publish a fantasy novel, Where the Woods Grow Wild, I decided to mark my calander.

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Revisting the Scene Tea with Tumnus

Several weeks ago, Hannah and I had some fun revisiting the scene from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe where Lucy has tea with Tumnus in Narnia. Hannah has this awesome blog series, “Bookish Recipes,” where she picks a book, writes a review on it, and makes an original recipe based on some food or meals from that book. For example, she’s recently done some posts on a couple Harry Potter books, The Scorpio Races, and Fellowship of the Ring. Be sure to check her blog out while you’re at it, she’s an awesome writer with some pretty good tips. You don’t want to miss a post.

This time, she decided to create recipes inspired by Tumnus’s tea time from Narnia. And, knowing how my blog is somehow somewhat related (don’t ask me why she thought that), she also decided to invite me over to participate.

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The Emotionally Agonizing Life of a Bookworm, Fangirl, and Writer

Okay, so I know the title of this post is sort of weird. But if you are an avid reader, serious writer, or big fan to any extent, you may find such a post appetizing. After all, us readers, writers, and geeks tend to enjoy harrowing stories that follow characters who are thrown into very tough hardships. But why would we call this emotionally harrowing? I’ve got some answers to that question below, as well as reasons for why it’s important and worth struggling with those deep emotions over stories that never happened.

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