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#goals #help

I almost applied for post-grad school. Can you believe that? I just got done with the whole get-your-education thing (it took me 10 years to get my BA and MA) and I was suddenly considering going back into the mess of deadlines and debt to get my PhD. To avoid making any hasty decisions, I… Continue reading #goals #help

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Writer’s Workshops

I recently began participating in my first writer's workshop. With little-to-no idea what to expect, I submitted my potentially crappy writing to someone who could tell me how exceptionally crappy it really is. To say I was nervous is a bit of an understatement. In spite of the nerves, I knew I was ready. I'm at a time in my life… Continue reading Writer’s Workshops

Book Reviews

The only occasion when panic is a good thing.

I want to talk to you guys about panic. Not the "sudden overwhelming fear that produces hysterical or irrational behavior," but rather the book Panic by Lauren Oliver. Aren't you relieved? I am. I don't want anyone to panic. Please.   This book. Where do I even begin? It is a character-driven story with so many… Continue reading The only occasion when panic is a good thing.

Book Reviews

Time travel on a Tuesday.

Hey, lovelies. How are we today? Surviving the dreaded Tuesday? I ran errands alone today, so, needless to say, it's been a good day. Seriously, who knew that Walmart could be considered a "getaway." (Yes, I know. I have no life.) 😉 I'm so excited about today's book talk because time travel. You heard me!… Continue reading Time travel on a Tuesday.

Book Reviews

Book Talk for the first time in a million years.

It's Tuesday! And I have a book to share with you! Want to talk about books with me? It's been awhile. A long while. But I think---and I say this very cautiously---life may be slowing down the tiniest bit. And that's all I need, just a tiny bit of slowing down. Enough to catch my… Continue reading Book Talk for the first time in a million years.

Book Reviews

A bit of light reading for a dreary day.

In the interest of starting this week out right, I'll toss a title your way for a little light, witty reading. Sound good? Comedy is a must around these parts. You know, laughter being the best medicine and all that. Have you read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling?… Continue reading A bit of light reading for a dreary day.

Book Reviews

A little fantasy fiction to brighten up our Tuesday. And possibly a small rant on femininity.

Goood morning! I've been to the gym already. There is coffee ready and waiting for me to enjoy at my leisure. It's a beautiful day and, of course, the perfect day to have a little book talk. As you all may know, I'm a girl. As such, I enjoy reading books with female leads. I… Continue reading A little fantasy fiction to brighten up our Tuesday. And possibly a small rant on femininity.

Book Reviews

A Modern Masterpiece or Why Kaela Is Crying All Alone On The Couch

You guys!!! This is our first Book Talk Tuesday. Don't panic---I know we've been doing book stuff on Mondays, but we're changing things. Tuesday is the day for books from here on. Sound good? Whew! Good. I knew you'd be okay with it. Thanks. 🙂 Occasionally, I like to read a book that represents struggle… Continue reading A Modern Masterpiece or Why Kaela Is Crying All Alone On The Couch

Book Reviews

I haven’t reviewed a book since high school. How does this work again?

"I should review John Marsden's Tomorrow Series," I said. "Because it's awesome and not nearly popular enough."So that's what I'm going to do. Just to be clear, I have no illusions that this review will make the series' popularity skyrocket. Also, I have little to zilch experience reviewing books, although I read them with a… Continue reading I haven’t reviewed a book since high school. How does this work again?