Beth Tabler

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Elizabeth Tabler runs Before We Go Blog and is a site lead on Grimdark Magazine. She was at one time an architect but divides her time now between her family in Portland, Oregon, and as many book worlds as she can get her hands on. She is also a huge fan of Self Published fantasy and is running her own team for the competition. You will find her with a coffee in one hand and her iPad in the other.


Review – THE BIG SHEEP by Robert Kroese

“There’s no consensus in the mental health community on how to maintain the sanity of a person whose whole existence is fictional.”


the big sheepTHE BIG SHEEP by Robert Kroese is probably the funniest detective novel I’ve read since Bubbles in Space: Tropical Punch by Sarah Jensen and may actually be even better, though it’s a tight race. Fundamentally, there’s just something about cyberpunk and noir detecti

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“If the radiance of a thousand suns
Were to burst at once into the sky
That would be like the splendour of the Mighty One...
I am become Death,
The shatterer of worlds.

[Quoted from the Bhagavad Gita after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.]”
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"Chuck Wendig's Wanderers became the book of 2020 thanks to its prescience and incredibly timely, relevant plot. Released in 2019, Wendig forecast an apocalyptic global pandemic set during the 2020 election year, in which a bigoted, racist businessman" Read more of this review »
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“We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
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“The netherworld is timeless and unchanging, and boring -- much like a doctor's waiting room.”
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“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
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Anne Bishop
“Is that why you've been pushing me away? Because of how you look? [...] I waited for you my whole life. Yearned for you my whole life. After Tersa told me you were coming, I spent seven hundred years searching for you[....] I never gave a damn what you looked like--tall, short, fat, thin, plain, beautiful, ugly. Why would I care about what you looked like? The flesh was the shell that housed the glory[....] Even if I couldn't be your physical lover, there are other ways to be a lover and I know them all. So don't stand there and tell me how you feel depends on how you look!
Anne Bishop, Dreams Made Flesh

Shauna Niequist
“I have always, essentially, been waiting. Waiting to become something else, waiting to be that person I always thought I was on the verge of becoming, waiting for that life I thought I would have. In my head, I was always one step away. In high school, I was biding my time until I could become the college version of myself, the one my mind could see so clearly. In college, the post-college “adult” person was always looming in front of me, smarter, stronger, more organized. Then the married person, then the person I’d become when we have kids. For twenty years, literally, I have waited to become the thin version of myself, because that’s when life will really begin.
And through all that waiting, here I am. My life is passing, day by day, and I am waiting for it to start. I am waiting for that time, that person, that event when my life will finally begin.
I love movies about “The Big Moment” – the game or the performance or the wedding day or the record deal, the stories that split time with that key event, and everything is reframed, before it and after it, because it has changed everything. I have always wanted this movie-worthy event, something that will change everything and grab me out of this waiting game into the whirlwind in front of me. I cry and cry at these movies, because I am still waiting for my own big moment. I had visions of life as an adventure, a thing to be celebrated and experienced, but all I was doing was going to work and coming home, and that wasn’t what it looked like in the movies.
John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” For me, life is what was happening while I was busy waiting for my big moment. I was ready for it and believed that the rest of my life would fade into the background, and that my big moment would carry me through life like a lifeboat.
The Big Moment, unfortunately, is an urban myth. Some people have them, in a sense, when they win the Heisman or become the next American Idol. But even that football player or that singer is living a life made up of more than that one moment. Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearl. It takes so much time, and so much work, and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies.
But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.”
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message 6: by Beth

Beth Tabler James wrote: "Hi Elizabeth. You have an awesome avatar. Love it. Do you really have 3,800 books on your to-read list. I'm not sure I've read that many books in my life, and I feel as if I read a lot. I'm impress..."

lol Thank you. I wish I was bold enough to get a tattoo like that in life, for now, it will have to be avatar only. I do have 3800 books on the read list, but that will take me 30 years or so to finish. So it is more the neverending list.

I normally do take requests for reviews, but I am completely swamped at the moment. check back to my site after summer and I should be opening up for reviews. It has been nuts!


message 5: by James

James Jordan Hi Elizabeth. You have an awesome avatar. Love it. Do you really have 3,800 books on your to-read list. I'm not sure I've read that many books in my life, and I feel as if I read a lot. I'm impressed. :)

Do you accept book review requests?

Best, James


message 4: by Glen (last edited May 17, 2019 10:36AM)

Glen Thanks for accepting my friend request!!!


Sophia Thanks for friending me, fellow sci fi and UF lover!

See you around GR!


Richard Ward Hello, Elizabeth!

Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a great day!

Richard


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