Books, Real Life

The Awesome Blogger Award

The bloggers I know are kind. Case in point: Meghan @ Meghan's Whimsical Explorations & Reviews tagged me in this Awesome Blogger Award tag. Meghan does deep dives into TV shows, music, and your favorite YA books. I very much look forward to her reviews and you will, too. The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming… Continue reading The Awesome Blogger Award

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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

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November Happenings

I lived all 30 days of November but I barely remember any of them. Somehow, I condensed a year's worth of activities into a single month. When I started the month, I thought I'd be fitting writing sessions between social engagements, horror movies, and book rereads. HA. Here's what happened instead: I moved and spent… Continue reading November Happenings

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The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Book recommendations? Yes, please. (I needed a distraction from Call Down the Hawk and Kristin provided one.) (Thank you, Kristin. CDTH is stressing me out.) (Also, I agreed to write a novel this month? I don't want to talk about it.) Thank the person who nominated you Answer all the questions down below Pingback to the creator: Ellyn… Continue reading The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

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NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

I haven't gotten up before 5:00 AM since I worked opening shift at a cafe. Today, I urged my aging body out of bed at 4:30 AM to board a train full of strangers. We commiserated over coffee, talked about books, got really deep into pagan mysticism, and wrote a ton of words. It was… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

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The Perfect Romance Novel

I want to be a person who enjoys all types of romance. Alas, I am not. My tastes are ultra-specific. What do I want from a romance novel? What kinds of tropes do I like to see? Let me describe the elements of my ideal romance. Flirty Banter Must be funny without being hurtful. Don't… Continue reading The Perfect Romance Novel

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 20

I'm writing this post on my phone. I flew to Minnesota for Veteran's Day Weekend, planning to put off my WIP until I got home. I'd already decided I didn't have to finish on time. I still wanted to blog, though; my mom, aunt, and I had gone book shopping and picked up some exciting… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 20

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6

In the past few days, I've written just over 5,000 words for my rough draft. Per the website, I should be at 10,000. Here's the deal: I. Am. Struggling. And, in true 4-on-the-enneagram fashion, I've been moping about it. Why was this so much easier when I was in college? Since when am I concerned… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6

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National Novel Writing Month

NANOWRIMO IS UPON US. My plan at the beginning of last month was to announce a month-long hiatus so I could work on a novel for the next 30 days. Now I'm not so sure. I have an idea for a novel that I've worked on before. I planned to do a grand restart last… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month