So....I finished the official Popsugar book challenge and created my own. Which was fun and is fun. I think I'm reading so much more this year versus last year simply because I'm not so stressed out. Last year, my Dad's health was iffy and the outcome of the fostering of return home vs adoption was… Continue reading August Reads
Today I finished the last book of the Popsugar Book Challenge. It has been a strange and unique experience because I read a wide variety of books that I probably wouldn't have read. I was responding to arbitrary and random requirements for reading and therefore started reading all over the place. Which--in the past--hasn't… Continue reading I did it!
I don't really think about literary theory. Very often. So, surprise! I'm an English Major. In fact, I have a Bachelor's of Arts in English with a Professional Writing Certificate. The reason why I try to read a classic novel a month is because of a promise that I made myself in college that even… Continue reading Literary Theory, who knew I even thought about that stuff…
I see you. Sometimes, it seems that I see you 37 times a day. You and your groovy friends. I see your friends “convincing” you to be the one to go down the drain or through the upper window because you’re the skinniest. I see the way you never protest that Daphne is so slim… Continue reading To the man in the green shirt and brown pants…
So, this book.... This book.... This glorious, wonderful book. I didn't think that I would love it. This is how Station Eleven came into my life. I work in as a Fraud Analyst. My group works many systems and different shifts. There's a person who has worked with us for a while. I don't really… Continue reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
General update: I'm about done writing Persuaded to Love (at least until it gets edited). This is my third Kendawyn book and will be novel length. I love writing in the Kendawyn world and Persuaded to Love sets up a companion novel Humbled by Love and the beginning of additional stories with Hugh and Alice from… Continue reading July Reads
I was teasing my darling son about his birthday presents. I pulled the same trick on him that my Dad used to pull on me. I told my son he was getting a trash can. I told him he was getting a princess hoodie with the crown built right in. His very own roll of… Continue reading Yesterday….
I listened to this audio book over the last couple of days. These are the things I will tell you. 1.) I liked it. That is all. It qualifies as the "something unexpected" on my own personal pop sugar book challenge. Telling you anything else could ruin it. So we're done here. Also, this blog… Continue reading The Girl With All the Gifts
I have six books left to go. Out of 52....last year I might have read 50 books. The lowest of my life since I could read, I am sure. Which is surprising. And I find that this random book challenge was something that I have utterly and completely enjoyed. I found books that were simply delightful.… Continue reading Popsugar Book Challenge update:
So at the end of The Raven Boys... ****** SPOILER ALERT!!!!!! ****** ****** ****** The friends are digging a grave together. This part of the book totally made me tear up--which is not what you'd think would happen. But there you have it. Maggie Stiefvater is brilliant. But, as I finished the book yet again--I… Continue reading Morbid thoughts…