Happy April and happy spring, my friends! Today I am feeling a little under the weather, but I am excited for April, for Camp NaNoWriMo, and for the first book review of April! Today I am reviewing a controversial and scholarly nonfiction book, titled The End of Evolution? by Martin Lyons. Lyons is a local… Continue reading Book Review: The End of Evolution?
Reviewing Haruki MurakamiHappy middle-of-the-week, all! Today I am feeling tired and it's tough to scrape myself off of my desk chair, while at the same time, it's a struggle to sit back down in it after time outside. There is something rough about being in an office day after day, for me, especially as spring… Continue reading Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s “After Dark”
HOW IT BEGAN... Ok my friends, this...this is going to be a doozy of a post, indeed! I'll explain why a bit later. First of all, a few of you responded to my poll from the post two weeks ago, where I asked what content you'd like to see on this blog in 2021. I… Continue reading Book Review: “Tempests and Slaughter” YA Fantasy by Tamora Pierce
Hello everyone, and happy holidays! 2021 is just around the corner. Exhausting, right? Well, all I can say is - PLEASE remember to say "Jumanji" at midnight on December 31st, 2020! Then all the disasters might just end. 😉 haha, just a joke.I've been researching continuously on the events of October 5, 1860 where the… Continue reading Writing During the Holidays; &, a Book Recommendation
Stuck in a Cloud I'm tired of this blog being dead. I'm tired of not writing. Yes, I'm scared; nervous; anxious. Yes, I don't believe I can do it. Writing again after such a long slump? Impossible, my Inner Editor says. But I'm going to try! The 500 words/day Challenge! If you'd like, try with… Continue reading 500 words/day challenge, & a great book!
Sharing There are 3 books I super loved in 2016, and I'd like to share them with you. Ka-POW! The first book is the one I just read. It is a contemporary YA novel, with no magical flashings - not my usual read. But I found it on a list of BEST YA of 2016,… Continue reading Ba-ZAM! Books of 2016
Recently I joined a fun website to keep myself accountable about writing something every day, even if it's just journaling. The website requires you to write 750 words a day, and gives you badges as rewards for hitting special rungs of the ladder. Here's a bit of a journal entry today; please excuse my sleepy… Continue reading Of Writing Progress and Reading Steampunk
Ok, I know I've been saying this - I will update this blog weekly again! This time though, I really mean it. I have new motivation. A few friends and I have started reading The Artist's Way: Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self, by Julia Cameron. In case you haven't heard of it, this book… Continue reading The Censor VS the Inner Child – Reading “The Artist’s Way” – Part 1
Hi all, Recently I read a great book on the art of a formal book review. In order to try and practice this, I am giving a formal review for an excellent book I just finished reading: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland Graywolf Press, 179 Pages $8.45 paperback In this concise, powerful… Continue reading Book Review: If You Want to Write: A Book About Independence and Spirit, by Brenda Ueland
Wow! It's been waaay too long since I have posted here. I didn't realize it had been so long. I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! It was so funny to see Christmas decorations up on Thanksgiving Day. Now that Christmas is creeping closer to us, I'm feeling more comfortable with all the wreaths, Santas,… Continue reading Book Review – “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon