Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Walrus Report: Banned Books, Fierce Reads, & Alafair Burke

Despite my lack of posting here at Tif Talks Books lately, I have been writing nonetheless!  In fact, I have THREE pieces to share with you this time via the Walrus Report!!  Take a peek and let me know what you think!

Let's start with Banned Books Week . . . The topic of banning and challenging books is one that I love to debate!  I think that books of all topics, shapes, and sizes have so much to offer beyond the pages, whether it may be a good story to get lost in or have lessons to be learned.  In Why Read Banned Books?, I offer a very quick introduction to Banned Books Week and share why I think you should read some of the most challenged books of our time!

Next up, Fierce Reads . . . If you have not yet heard of the Fierce Reads tour, you need to check it out (I personally follow their Facebook page).  The tour features a multitude of young adult authors, switching up the writers and locations, making for a panel of pure goodness!  I had the opportunity to attend one of these wonderful events, featuring Ann Aguire, Jessica Brody, Elizabeth Fama, Lish McBride, and Marissa Meyer. Check out a few of my favorite questions and answers from the night here, including what projects these authors are currently working to bring us next!

Last, but not least, Alafair Burke . . . I have personally never read Alafair Burke, but I am always up for a good mystery.  I was intrigued by the description of the event and was pleasantly surprised by this author!  Did you know that she is the daughter of the acclaimed James Lee Burke?  Did you know that growing up among true crime is what spurred her into writing about crime itself?  I learned all about these things and more, and you can read all about them in Alafair Burke on a Dark and Stormy Night!

That's it for now from the Walrus Report!  If you are interested in reading more of my freelance pieces via Walrus Publishing, you can click here and see what a great literary community I live in!!


  1. Thanks for all the bookish info!

  2. I'm staying away from FB and other social medias. I'll get lost there and never come out again.

    1. Amateur Novelist ... I completely understand, considering how much time I spend on them! :)


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