Yesterday I finished reading my 10th book of 2016. I am really enjoying watching my TBR list shrink! And so far it has not at all been tempting to add new books. Here's a break down of what I've read so far. TOP THREE: Scary Close by Donald Miller is a dead useful book about relationships. … Continue reading 10 of 100
Yesterday I read my 100th book of 2015! Let's talk about books 51-100. (My very favorites are mentioned in bold, for those skimmers among you.) AUDIOBOOKS Witch and Wizard by James Patterson The Thickety by J.A. White Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Mosquitoland by David Arnold … Continue reading The second fifty
We're half way through July and I'm half way through this year's book challenge. Time to talk books! AUDIOBOOKS Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer The Thickety by J.A. White Let's start with audiobooks, since I only listened to four. I have been a fan of audiobooks since downloaded all … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the first fifty
Remember when I did NaNoWriMo? Twice? For the same novel? Well it's still not finished, even though I once ambitiously set a self-publish goal for August of this very year. (Which is next month.) In fact, I haven't even looked at my novel for months. MONTHS. Because I was pretty far into the third draft … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my novel
// THURSDAY // -Come here often? Seriously? You’re attempting to hit on me? At two in the afternoon? In the library? With that line? Okay, okay I’ll bite. Have a seat. And to answer your question, yes I do come here often. Or at least I used to. -Well you’re chatty. Don’t tell me you’re … Continue reading Friday Fiction!
A few months ago I read The Maze Runner series (and saw the movie and wrote about it). I remember thinking (often) while reading the second and third books, I miss the good ol' days when we were all back in the Glade and everything was familiar and nobody important was dead. You know, before Theresa showed up. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about book series
"¡Párate!" she grabbed the arm of the man walking past her in a blur of black leather jacket and faded blue backpack. "Párate," she said again, quieter now, as he did, indeed stop, his forearm clutched in her steady hand. "Mira que linda, que hermosa. Las peloteras y las ruinas y el sol, como esta … Continue reading Here’s the thing about beautiful things
One of the things that can make or break a book-reading experience for me is the world. I enjoy reading Fantasy and Dystopian Futures (what gal doesn't?) and the occasional Sci-Fi adventure and in these types of stories it is crucial to develop a believable, well-rounded, full world. Whether or not I buy into a … Continue reading Here’s the thing about world-building and Regnum Stellarum
We are a week into novel writing month and to celebrate I took a writer's retreat. I came up to the mountains (the same mountains in which I white water rafted last week) to rest and breathe deeply (without coughing) and look at all the different shades of green and eat pizza and sleep in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about NaNoWriMo: An Update
NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! I will be white water rafting down a river in the mountains and staying at a hostel without my laptop so I'm not sure I'll get those first 1,667 words in. But that doesn't mean you have to be deprived. So here's some rewriting I did about our new friend Hark, who lives … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2014 Preview!