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

Writing

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

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

               We are almost halfway through National Novel Writing Month. This is the point where people usually start falling behind, lose inspiration or motivation, and struggle to reach their goal. However, for some, it’s also the point where they may have already hit 50k and kept going. As a NaNo Rebel, I have a bit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

               In case you weren’t already aware, November is National Novel Writing Month. Traditionally, writers will try to pen 50,000 words in 30 days with the goal of having a “finished” draft by the end. I’ve participated in the event three previous times, and it wasn’t until I became a NaNoWriMo “Rebel” that I actually… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

Reviews

My Favorite Books of 2019

    I read 40 books of various sizes, shapes, and genres, but, for the sake of brevity, I’m only going to pick my favorites for this end of year recap. To keep it simple, I’ve come up with some rules: One book per genre. The book need not be published in 2018, but did… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019

OcTerror · Reviews

“REDRUM”: The Shining by Stephen King

Since last OcTerror, my Stephen King collection has grown to fifty books—including short story collections, novels, and nonfiction. This great amassing is thanks in part to the warehouse sales at Grassroots Books, as well as my 2017 mini-resolution to find more King books (hint: it’s going well). With the recent success of King on the… Continue reading “REDRUM”: The Shining by Stephen King

Reviews

“Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

*Edit: This post was meant for February 20th. Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and… Continue reading “Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Reviews

“Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and happy with the moderate success of Octerror, I… Continue reading “Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

Reviews

“A Hard Question to Answer”: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and happy with the moderate success of Octerror, I… Continue reading “A Hard Question to Answer”: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Lifestyles · Reviews

Reading Malone Shelfie Update: January 2017

When The Captain and I first moved into the Haus in October 2014, I was limited to a single bookshelf. Having to choose between my books and decide which ones would stay at my Mom’s and which ones would go with was the hardest part of the entire move. Luckily, two years later, The Captain… Continue reading Reading Malone Shelfie Update: January 2017