This post will undoubtedly join the thousands of others today on the topic of celebrating the things for which we are thankful. I think it is still important to say, no matter how many times it is repeated. The truth is we should not be thankful only one time of the year but all year round. … Continue reading Thankful, Grateful, Blessed
I read The Hobbit every year. Like clockwork, every January I pick up my favorite book and I read it. It's so appropriate! The book is about an unexpected adventure. What better time of year to read that than at the start of a new year? What unexpected adventures await me? I have decided that… Continue reading The Magic of the Re-Read
Let's be honest with ourselves, unless you are a full-time writer, English teacher, Professor, Student, or otherwise "paid-to-write," you probably don't have the time to write a novel in one month. Even if you are one of the above mentioned individuals, your time is still limited and your writing is usually limited to your area… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: A Realistic Approach
This is my first Tolkien-related post in a long time and I think, mostly because he is my greatest inspiration, I should make a post every now and then just to pay homage to his genius. This is my official book review of Joseph Loconte's A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War, published earlier… Continue reading A NEW TOLKIEN POST!
Jaw-dropping. From start to finish, what an adrenaline rush! I had to read this for an online book club and WOW!! At first I hated Claire. I thought her character was flat and I could not feel sympathy for her. But after she is shoved headfirst into the series of unexpected events, and handles it like… Continue reading Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
I have just recently started a new project because, like my reading habits, I cannot read, or write, one book at a time. I have always had a fascination with witches. My favorite play has always been Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and I loved studying the Salem Witch Trials in school. I enjoyed learning about… Continue reading Writer’s Anonymous: What I’m Working On
What a creative and super imaginative journey with a superior plot and bright, vivid characters. I listened to this book on audio so the jumps in time and place could be disorienting at times, but I did not even care. The writing was fluid enough that if I was momentarily confused, I quickly got back… Continue reading Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern