On reading and writing Archives - Shawna Seed



What’s on My Bookshelf

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these installments. When I first started this feature, Tiny was still a kitten and fit on a bookshelf. No more! (But more on that later…) Let’s start with the books I’ve reviewed recently for The Dallas Morning News. If you’re looking for something chilly to read on the beach this summer, you might consider this…

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Snake Roundups and Faith Healing

My day at the Dallas Book Festival started with a panel featuring thriller writer Greg Iles and journalist Stanley Nelson discussing the real-life Civil Rights-era murders that inspired the former’s Natchez trilogy. How eager was I to see this discussion? Well, my own husband was presenting a session on multimedia storytelling at the same time – and I told him, “Sorry, I’m going…

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42 Books to Read Before You Die

Awhile back, The Independent published a list of 42 books to read before you die. I linked to it on my Facebook fan page and invited folks to offer their submissions. First, of course, everyone had to scoff at The Independent’s offerings. Too much Tolkien! Why on earth would you choose Stephen King? Where are the Russians? Faulkner? Middlemarch? Oh, please, not Middlemarch!…

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Big Day for Big D Book Lovers

Do you live in the Dallas area? Do you love books? Mark your calendar for April 30. That’s the date of the Dallas Book Festival, presented by the Dallas Public Library. The roster of authors for the festival is really impressive. I read Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy in one sitting. Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive was one of the thillers that had me checking the…

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