November 2014

Anne Marvin Blog Posts

Gratitude

Gratitude

Today’s post is inspired by Pia Giovanni Cuelebre, by Thea Harrison, who always makes time to appreciate the blessings in her life.  On Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my readers who keep finding me and who keep coming back. I am so grateful that people choose to spend some of their down time with me and my quest to live authentically and to find truth in fantasy. I also offer thanks to God/Goddess/the Universe or whatever each of us chooses to call that which is bigger than we are (and I have to digress for a moment–I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t–and share some wisdom that was imparted by one of my theology teachers many years ago, “there are only two things we need to know about God: there is one, and you’re not it.”  And now back to our regularly scheduled… READ MORE

That’s What I’m Talking About

That’s What I’m Talking About

I have a girl crush. I’m a little in love with Rose Hathaway, the badass heroine of Richelle Mead’s YA series, Vampire Academy. Generally, I eschew YA series; I can’t really handle all that teenaged angst, once was certainly enough for me. Nor do I like the high drama over absolutely nothing, especially among the girls, although being the mother of two teenaged boys had taught me that high drama among teenagers is not limited by gender.  And finally, I really don’t appreciate the absence of hot sex scenes in these YA books. I’m all about the chick porn. Having said all of that, however, I also have to say that I have barely been able to tear myself away from these books for the past week. In fact, I’m beginning to wonder if I’m being driven by the kind of compulsion that fuels the magic in Ms. Mead’s interesting,… READ MORE

No One Died and Made Me Queen.  Unfortunately.

No One Died and Made Me Queen.  Unfortunately.

I want to be Queen Betsy. Without having to die first, of course. But with the awesome shoe collection, naturally. What the hell am I blathering on about, you may wonder?  Well, I spent my weekend nursing my psychic wounds after a week of feeling like everyone was out to get me and reading the Queen Betsy series by MaryJanice Davidson. These books are a hoot, not to mention hot (Eric Sinclair definitely makes my Man Crush Monday short list). And they are fun and quick and totally capable of distracting me from all my woes. What these books didn’t do, unfortunately, was dissuade me from my recurring fantasies concerning all of the people with whom I’d like to share a piece of my mind.  Or maybe more than a piece. After all, I’m practically a genius and I’m sure I can spare it for a worthy cause. Just ask me.… READ MORE

The Shelf Life of Sympathy

The Shelf Life of Sympathy

I’ve had a rough year in terms of death. It began with the death of my mother sixteen months ago, followed swiftly by the passing of my mentor and close friend who I’d known and loved for 25 years. Then, after a brief respite, two of my childhood friends, who are still among my best friends, each lost a parent who’d been parents to me as well for most of my life. Each death felt like a body blow as the world became depopulated of people who knew me before I knew myself. And not only did I begin to feel like I was living in a fundamentalist version of hell where I was left behind, it quickly became apparent that the next generation waiting in the wings to greet the Grim Reaper would be me, my husband and my peers. Talk about a cold splash of water to the… READ MORE

It’s Not Fair

It’s Not Fair

So, I’m reading Night Pleasures in Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. And I’m sure I’m going to have as much fun mocking these titles as I do with other  series’–I’m thinking of submitting my own suggestions for silly,  salacious titles to the Ministry of Silly Names–I’m sure it must exist. But beyond the title, this is the first real entry into the Dark Hunter series, and I’m enjoying the way the world building is shaping up and I’m beginning to see a number of intriguing characters whose lives I will look forward to exploring as the series continues. And because this is a mature series and I’m just joining the party, more fun for me. Yay.  As you might expect by now, I haven’t gotten to the topic of this post, which is all about the concept of fairness and how it relates to reality. In the Dark Hunter world… READ MORE

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