Tag: Books

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6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

Happy First Monday of August, friends! When I settled in my writing nook to compose this post, I had Anne Shirley’s quote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” running through my head…except I mentally replaced “Octobers” with “Augusts.” Not that August is my favorite month. It’s actually my least favorite, haha. But I’m trying–I’m really trying, y’all–to keep my upper … Read More 6 Ways I’m Keeping My Head Screwed On in August

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Women of Substance: LITTLE WOMEN

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. The 1994 adaptation of Little Women—the one starring Winona Ryder as the indomitable Jo March*–will always be my favorite Little Women. Watching it while we prepare our Thanksgiving dinner … Read More Women of Substance: LITTLE WOMEN

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Women of Substance, Part 1: CIRCE

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. All this while, I have been a weaver without wool, a ship without a sea. Yet now look where I sail.” –Madeline Miller, Circe Welcome to Part One … Read More Women of Substance, Part 1: CIRCE

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Hey-Howdy-Hey, I’m Back!!!

(*waves enthusiastically*) Hi, guys!!! How’s everybody doing? We survived the first half of a year that feels like looking both ways before crossing the street and then getting hit by an airplane! WE ARE CHAMPIONS! As much as I love blogging, I have to say: I really needed that break. The first few weeks of June were a bit touch-and-go as far as Real Life was … Read More Hey-Howdy-Hey, I’m Back!!!

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REPOST: The Star Trek “Rihannsu Series”

As I take a month’s hiatus from writing new content for my blog, I invite you to revisit with me a few of my old posts. This one, a slightly-edited review of my favorite Star Trek novel series, was written on my old blog in April of 2016. This is awesome sci-fi literature, folks. And don’t forget, you’re still more than welcome to leave comments! I’m not … Read More REPOST: The Star Trek “Rihannsu Series”

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Book Review: “The Enlightenment of Bees”

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. In my ongoing battle with insomnia, I’ve been reading for at least 20 minutes before bed. Most nights it helps: I know I’m ready to go to … Read More Book Review: “The Enlightenment of Bees”

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5 Lessons from Camp NaNoWriMo 2020!

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. If April 2020 had gone the way we’d planned, I would’ve had two whole trips–one of them solo–under my belt already. But alas, the Virus That Shall Not … Read More 5 Lessons from Camp NaNoWriMo 2020!

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Exciting Writing Updates + A Tag!

I know I didn’t update the blog last Monday, but between my Good Friday post and a mile-long list of things to do, I just needed a short break. Last week was full of significant writing accomplishments, though, including 1) mailing my book proposal to a new publisher, 2) submitting my first query letter to a literary agent, and 3) reaching my Camp NaNoWriMo word … Read More Exciting Writing Updates + A Tag!

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Book Review: “Becoming Mrs. Lewis”

Disclaimer: This review deals with some adult subject matter, so if your kiddos are reading my blog or if you’d rather not hear me complain about One Particular Quoted Passage, feel free to ignore this post. Just ignore it entirely. It’s okay, we’re good! 🙂 “The love story of C.S. Lewis and his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham, was improbable–and seemingly impossible. Their Eros-story … Read More Book Review: “Becoming Mrs. Lewis”

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So This Wasn’t What I’d Planned On Writing…

…But once again, other pleasant priorities took precedence over my blogging time this weekend: first a birthday outing with my parents and two of my sisters, then visits from my married siblings (and baby niece)! I have no complaints–both days were wonderful–but my review of Midway will have to wait one more week (hopefully). Besides, it seems appropriate to instead address the big elephant in the … Read More So This Wasn’t What I’d Planned On Writing…

Week #1 As A 28-Year-Old Lady

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. Well, dudes and dudettes…I am officially a 28-year-old lady 😉 My birthday rolled around last Tuesday, and since my dad’s birthday also falls the day before mine, … Read More Week #1 As A 28-Year-Old Lady

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Book Review: “Dear Mr. Knightley”

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links, meaning I receive a small commission if you make any purchase through links marked clearly with an asterisk, at no cost to you. Please read my full disclosure for more info. I found a new character. Me. She’s bold and fairly feisty, with serious timidity issues at times. Every step she takes forward, she glances back and … Read More Book Review: “Dear Mr. Knightley”