I had fun with my Blackberry today. Picture taken at my favorite tea house, Sérénithé -a very peaceful place.
I just got the email… My sample copy is on its way. My latest book of scribblings will soon be available for purchase on my website (and then, in a few weeks, on amazon)! *breathing in a bag*
I think this was by far the best of the Snape trilogy by Logospilgrim. All three books, as mentioned in the above reviews, offer a stunning perspective on our beloved potions master. I will say though, that at times, I found the plethora of religious verses a bit distracting at times in the first two. I am not an atheist, nor am I a member of an organized religion. I can agree with the other reviewers that once I acclimated to Logospilgrim’s writing style, I was able to see the verses more as a metaphor than a sermon, and found the texts quite fulfilling. In the preface to this volume, the author notes that she has experienced some changes in her spiritual life that have removed her somewhat from the organized plane of Christianity. Personally I think the change actually improved her writing. I got the sense she was more at ease with her beliefs, rather than trying to make them fit to a doctrine, and her writing reaps the benefits of this openness. This is by far the most beautiful of the three books, and easily the most endearing to any Snape fan. In many ways I could call it a touching requiem for a character that many of us had grown to love and who felt that he was dealt a terrible coup de grace in the worst possible manner. The means by which Snape died so abruptly left many (especially adult readers) devastated in its wake. These three books allow us to examine the Severus Snape character from a totally different perspective and to see just how deep and miraculous a being he was. They also provide a source of comfort and closure that was denied to many readers of the Deathly Hallows. It also offers a chance to examine your own spirituality and short comings by seeing how a lost boy could become the bravest man that Harry ever knew. (review by Pied Piper)
That means a lot.
Rambling yet again during a Harry Potter convention… This time, Ascendio.
The ramble was based on my latest book of essays, which is now available on amazon.
My latest book of mystical essays about Professor Snape is finished… Goodness. I am exhausted, but happy. I shall be signing copies at Ascendio in Orlando next month. The book will be available for purchase online soon.
I am about to work all day on the book, but just did a quick, crazy thing… I just now learned how to record vocals with garage band (I never touched that software before). I sang a song for you, in a sort of impromptu way… My voice is a bit dry! Only one thing makes me more nervous than giving lectures: that would be singing. You will notice this right away, no doubt ;-)
Well, anyway, here it is… Love is a losing game. Because indeed, True Love requires all.
(I have not been on Tumblr lately! My life is devoured by the book!)
My talented friend David Maddux sent me another amazing piece of music… It is entitled To Bewitch The Mind.
A loved one surprised me the other day… Goodness. David Maddux, a composer and arranger for more than thirty years, had come across my website and been inspired by my writings and imagery. He sent me the musical piece, entitled Snapeheart, in this entry… I am very touched and humbled by his beautiful gift, and wanted to share it with all of you.