Month: December 2016

Dumbledore will make 2017 better; and other links

Dumbledore will make 2017 better; and other links

Happy New Year’s Eve!  I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite books and writing links from this week.  I hope that you enjoy them and find a little nugget to take with you! Self Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word – it’s a bit judgmental and insulting to self publishers, but …

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2016 Wrap Up

2016 Wrap Up

Whew!  I was worried that this post wouldn’t happen before the year ended, but I am just getting it in!  I also want to do a 2017 Goal post, but that can wait until the New Year if I need to. 2016 has been a strange year for me.  I went from working full time …

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Pre-Holiday Indulgences; In the Style of Bookishness

Pre-Holiday Indulgences; In the Style of Bookishness

Happy Monday friends!  Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?  It always sneaks up on me – we don’t even have our tree yet! This year, it may have snuck up on me because I have been reading so much this month, so I won’t complain because it’s my own fault. …

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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

What is it about these kinds of books?  I think I can say that I loved everything about this book – wait, probably not everything.  The characters were shady and I didn’t always like them.  But their shadiness is what made the book work, so I guess I can say that I liked them. Now …

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What I’m Reading Wednesdays

What I’m Reading Wednesdays

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a What I’m Reading Wednesday!  Since having kids, I can only count on reading sometime after 8pm – and sometimes not even then, depending on how well they’re sleeping!  But I keep telling myself that I’ll have the rest of my life to read whenever I want …

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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

In November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month.  In a nutshell: the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  To do that, you would need to write 1,667 words per day on average.  And along the way, you enter in your daily word count, get inspirational emails from authors, and there are message …

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YA Binge

YA Binge

I’ve been on a YA binge this week.  #sorrynotsorry I want to say that it’s because life is just so much simpler in a YA – but these YA books certainly were NOT!  So I’ll just be honest – it was the love stories that drew me in.  There.  I’ve said it.  I adore teenage …

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