To everyone who participated NaNoWriMo this November, congratulations. To those still working on that last few hundred words, you got this, there's plenty of time, keep writing. Whether your goal was the 50K or 500 words, you're awesome, and I'm proud of you for attempting the task. In the words of the Prophet Chuck: Writing … Continue reading What comes after winning NaNoWriMo?
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic, and you just post five books that fit that topic. This week's theme, in honor of NaNoWriMo (which I … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I want to write like
The Details Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Reader Published: October 10, 2017 Genres: Mental Illness, YA, Contemporary, My Rating: 4.5 Stars GoodReads Blurb Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So … Continue reading Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Top 5 Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to learn more about the group or are considering joining in, check out the Goodreads group. Each week has a different topic, and you just post five books that fit that topic. This week's topic, as it is the week of … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Books to be Thankful For
The Details Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books Published: July 25th, 2017 Genres: YA, Contemporary, death, realistic fiction My Rating: 4 Stars GoodReads Blub Lottie Reeves has always struggled with anxiety, and when her beloved Aunt Helen dies, Lottie begins to fear that her own unexpected death might be waiting around every corner. Aunt Helen wasn’t a typical aunt. … Continue reading Review: Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno
Like I promised in my WWW Wednesday post yesterday, I finished the Ron Chernow biography of George Washington. Washington: A Life is a beautifully written, incredibly well-written, biography that doesn't shy away from the darker parts of Washington's life. It's easy, as Americans, to hold George Washington in this Godlike stature that makes him seem … Continue reading Washington: The only adult in the room
WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link in Sam’s post. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What am I … Continue reading WWW Wednesday November 15 2017
The Details Publisher: Harry N. Abrams Published: October 14, 2014 Genres: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, YA, Romance My Rating: 3.75 Stars GoodReads Blurb Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist … Continue reading Review: A Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Yesterday, my friend, Jen, posted a Facebook live video (you can find her live videoes here she makes insprational and thought provoking videos about small ways to make your life a little bit better each day.) about what you wanted to be when you were seven and how those first career goals shape your life and … Continue reading A Writer’s Life, my NaNoWriMo Journey.
The Details Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Published: July 4th, 2017 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mental Illness My Rating: 4 Stars GoodReads Blurb Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked … Continue reading Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton