Reviews

“No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

               I don’t know what Rachel Hawkins puts into her books, but I am obsessed. The Villa, her latest release, is in the same vein as her earlier suspense novels—The Wife Upstairs and Reckless Girls—but with an edge and greater sense of cohesion that shows growth. I devoured the entire book in a day. I… Continue reading “No Such Thing as Getting Away with It”: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Lifestyles · Reviews

What I Read in 2022

               One of my goals this year was to read more. In 2021, I was an ‘average’ reader, completing fourteen books. I set the same initial goal in January—at least one book a month—and, as of today, have exceeded my expectations. Maybe the person I was a few years ago would be disappointed, but I’m… Continue reading What I Read in 2022

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My Favorite Music of 2022

               This was an interesting year—musically. At the beginning of 2022, my listening habits were largely the same—always in the background. Whether I was cooking, driving, doing chores, or reading, I had music. In February, however, I let more silence into my life. I never used to like the quiet and music filled that void,… Continue reading My Favorite Music of 2022

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What I’m Listening To: 2022 Honorable Mentions

Another full year of WILT is done. Each month I kept track of my favorite songs and albums, but plenty didn’t make the cut. A lot of decent songs were buried in the backlog, but I’m here to bring them to light. These songs have stood the test of time and deserve a shout-out for… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: 2022 Honorable Mentions

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What I’m Listening To: December 2022

               We’re almost at the end of the year here, and that means we have one final list of monthly favorites before we narrow them all down to some honorable mentions and the top fifty. December, then, is a bit of an odd month. Mentally, I’m trying to tally all those past listens together while… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: December 2022

Reviews

My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

            I watched less television this year. Or, at least, it felt like it. Although we can still count the hours of episodes here as quite a few, I didn’t dive into the small screen like I have previously. For some shows, I tuned in weekly for new adventures. For others, I caught up or… Continue reading My Favorite TV Shows of 2022

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My Favorite Movies of 2022

               I watched fewer movies this year. It wasn’t intentional or a choice, but—with nearly half the entries than 2021—I focused on other things. That said, I still watched 80 movies for the first time in 2022 and found some new favorites amongst them. I re-watched about 50 movies this year too. Thanks to OcTerror… Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2022

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What I’m Listening To: November 2022

               November was an interesting month—musically. I didn’t quite explore the genres and sounds as much as I normally do. Instead, a lot of my listening was devoted to the same atmosphere with occasional jaunts elsewhere. Since I spent a lot of time working on NaNoWriMo, I worked with the vibe I wanted for inspiration.… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: November 2022

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

            Here we are at the end of another November. For some, this month was full of success as they achieved their writing goals. For others, it may have been a reminder of how to balance creativity with reality. Although the primary goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write 50k—the smallest word count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

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NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three

               Last week, I mentioned how I was seeing a lot of other writers hitting roadblocks on their National Novel Writing Month projects. This week, I tasted my own medicine and found I was struggling to put words on the page the way I wanted to. I’m lucky that, as a NaNo Rebel, I have… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three