Books

2021 Achillean Books

This is a petty recs post. Someone on Twitter mocked achillean romance recently and it rubbed me the wrong way. I'm seeing more marginalized achillean voices in publishing and I think that's rad! What an exciting time! Why aren't we celebrating!? Anyway, here are some 2021 achillean book recs. Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala… Continue reading 2021 Achillean Books

Books

Ouran Host Club Book Tag

Hello, friends! I started [online] school this week and it's going well so far! The readings are both very boring and really fascinating. My brain is (still) soup, so more book tags! Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger did this Ouran Host Club-inspired tag. I LOVE this show. Is the dub back on Netflix? IT… Continue reading Ouran Host Club Book Tag

Books

Updated List of Comfort Reads

Ever have reading cravings? I have them all the time, especially under duress. Last month, I felt like picking up certain books and holding them to my chest like papery teddy bears (or, in my case, miniature plague doctors.) Some of the books I craved surprised me. They weren't my usual go-tos and most of… Continue reading Updated List of Comfort Reads

Books, Theater

Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

I've been listening to musicals recently to help me cope with a sudden onslaught of work. I revisited some old favorites as well as a few that I once hated. Because I worked so much last week (and thus spent at least 50 hours listening to musicals), I decided to do book recommendations based on… Continue reading Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

Books, Real Life

Writing from the Closet

My very first therapist once asked about my sexuality. I told her I was queerer than most people but still considered myself more-or-less straight. Yes, I thought women were pretty in a strictly heterosexual way. Romantically and sexually, though, I only liked dudes. At the time, I meant it. * At fourteen, I jammed myself… Continue reading Writing from the Closet

Real Life

2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Where do I even start? A fair number of big things happened in 2019. I am, to put it mildly, pretty tired. Here's why. I Went Vegan One of the main tenets of Methodism is "Do no harm." In 2019, I tried to minimize the harm I cause, starting with what I eat. I'm pretty… Continue reading 2019 Recap: Farewell to an Exhausting Year

Books

My Favorite Books of 2019

I meant to publish this yesterday for Top Ten Tuesday. Instead, after three family Christmases and a miserable four-hour ride in a cramped truck, I stayed in bed and read all day. As a consequence, some last-minute books snuck their way onto my Top 10 list. It's a Cinderella story and a plot twist all… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday has returned. It happens every week! How come I am NEVER ready?? My TBR is 18 miles long and I'm avoiding a number of books on it, including (but not limited to) the following. And I Darken by Kiersten White I bought this BEFORE reading The Chaos of Stars and I'm super hesitant… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m avoiding

Books

Extended hiatus + April awards

My schedule the past few weeks has been nothing short of crazy. The minute I devote myself to a new creative project, things get busy. Oh, and I've spent the last few months contemplating quitting improv. DAMN YOU, IMPROV. The story I'm writing is going really well! Like, REALLY well. I don't get to write… Continue reading Extended hiatus + April awards

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