Books

2021 Books You Need to Know About

I have a problem, and that is: There are SO MANY good books either out now or coming soon. I ordered a few of these for myself and think everyone should know about them. Here's a list I compiled that just about covers all the bases. I hope you find something that appeals to you.… Continue reading 2021 Books You Need to Know About

Books

These Violent Delights Book Tag

I heard tell of These Violent Delights, a historical-fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet, on Twitter. The book takes place in Shanghai and the Montagues and Capulets have been replaced by two rival gangs. I'm ALL FOR THAT. The book comes out November 17th AND there's a preorder campaign, so that's pretty neat. Mieke created… Continue reading These Violent Delights Book Tag

Books

Too Much Information Book Tag

HELLO. I HAVE BEEN DOWN IN THE DUMPS. This week, I've regained some of my motivation and have resumed cooking, reading, and watching TV (mainly Netflix reality shows and Jessica Jones.) Sleep and inspiration, however, continue to elude me. To take my mind off of things, here I am with a lengthy tag that I found… Continue reading Too Much Information Book Tag

Books

New Year’s Eve Book Tag

ANOTHER DANCE, ANOTHER WAY, ANOTHER CHANCE...ANOTHER TAAAAAAAG. It was Chinese New Year not too long ago, so...happy New Year! This tag is still relevant! If you don't know about Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts, she is awesome. She leaves the kindest comments, finds great book tags, and buddy-reads pirate novels with me. Which reminds me...JENNA,… Continue reading New Year’s Eve Book Tag

Books

New Year’s Resolution Book Tag

I don't make New Year's Resolutions very often, but I'll do anything for a tag. The incomparable Zezee @ Zezee with Books did this tag and mentioned wanting to read N. K. Jemisin. I ALSO want to read N. K. Jemisin this year! MIGHT AS WELL DO THE WHOLE TAG. An author you'd like to… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution Book Tag

Movies

Making the Jellicle Choice

(Spoilers for Cats) I take issue with the Jellicle Choice. Old Deuteronomy made a mistake. Let me back up:   Once a year, the Jellicle Cats compete at the Jellicle Ball for a chance at a new life. Per Munkustrap (Robbie Fairchild), Jellicle elder Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench) picks the most deserving Jellicle based on their… Continue reading Making the Jellicle Choice

Movies, Theater

I Really Enjoyed “Cats”

Trainwreck. Abomination. Fever dream. I've heard all these words and more used to describe Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's '80s hit. Viewers described such horrors as cats unzipping their own skin and eating the heads off cockroaches with human faces. After hearing these things, I wanted more than anything to see this movie.… Continue reading I Really Enjoyed “Cats”

Books, Music

The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Merry holiday! I'm in Spokane for a second family Christmas; right now I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies with my brother's dogs and my sick dad. (My dad is doing yoga and calling the dogs "Chocky." I don't know why.) Emer has been doing tags nonSTOP this season (including this one) and I love her for… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Book Tag

Books, Real Life

August Book Haul: I went to Powell’s…again

Listen. My mom and I made the eight-and-a-half hour drive from Seattle to Ashland, Oregon WITHOUT stopping for books. THAT IS SOME WILL POWER. On our way back, we split the drive so we could hit Powell's for the second time this year. I planned ahead so I knew what to buy. Then I scrapped… Continue reading August Book Haul: I went to Powell’s…again

Books

The Lady Janies Book Tag

A long, long time ago, in a cow town far from here, I cowrote a novel with two other women. That project EXPLODED in a mess of depression, post-grad tension, and ruined friendships. While reading the two excellent books written by the Lady Janies, I took comfort in the fact that coauthoring a book CAN… Continue reading The Lady Janies Book Tag