March #InkRipples: Tropes Are All In The Execution

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 8, 2017 in Books, Creativity, Ink Ripples, Writing |

Join Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll (that’s me!) for March #InkRipples, which is all about tropes. Love ’em or hate ’em, tropes are an integral part of storytelling. Even if you’ve never heard the word before, you’re sure to have come across them in books, movies, or television as they are a […]

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January #InkRipples: The Allure of a Book Cover

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on January 2, 2017 in Art, Books, Creativity, Elixir Bound, Fantasy, Ink Ripples, Middle Grade, Writing, Young Adult |

Welcome to #InkRipples 2017! It looks like it’s going to be a big year for #InkRipples with lots of new bloggers joining Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and me (Katie L. Carroll) in our monthly meme.¬†We’re starting off the year by talking about book covers. The rise of online shopping and ebooks have changed the way […]

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My Summer (Re)Reading List

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 23, 2016 in Books, Elixir Bound, Young Adult |

Summer seems to always put me in the mood to reread books. Last summer I once again started the Harry Potter books and made it through the first four, so I probably be picking that series back up at book five this summer. And I’ve reread Jandy Nelson’s THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE pretty much every […]

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February #InkRipples: The Magic of Chocolate

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 1, 2016 in Anecdote, Books, Food, Ink Ripples, Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, Writing |

Every month when it’s time to start thinking about the new #InkRipples topic, I say to myself, “You are not going to write about books,” and then I end up somehow¬†connecting the topic back to books. And February’s topic of chocolate is no exception. It’s not my fault. See writers are infamous for turning to […]

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Summertime and the Reading’s Easy

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on July 9, 2014 in Books |

I’m dubbing this summer my summer of rereading. There’s something comforting and easy with reading the familiar. And with a newborn and an almost 3-year-old, I’m in much need of comfort and ease. I’m starting with the Harry Potter series because it’s been a few years since I’ve read any of those books and it […]

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