The First Fifty Pages of a Book I Hate // aka This Doesn’t Happen Very Often!

It’s strange, reading a book from an author you’ve come to enjoy and expect certain things from, only to have many things fall short. I’ve read several novels by Fanny Finch and I quite enjoyed them, so I thought I’d give THE CURSE OF LADY CLARABELLE by Fanny Finch and Edith Byrd a try. ImagineContinue reading “The First Fifty Pages of a Book I Hate // aka This Doesn’t Happen Very Often!”

My Birthday Stay in Historic Johnstown, PA

Masks. The ‘rona. Life. And 2020. Things aren’t exactly normal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make things happen in this new decade. This includes changing vacation plans which were supposed to happen back in June of this year. A weekend at the Library of Congress was to kick off a summer of historicalContinue reading “My Birthday Stay in Historic Johnstown, PA”

November Bookviews // The Romance Edition

I tried to fight it. Really, I did. But before I knew it, I’d fallen down the Regency Romance rabbit hole. It always starts with one. Always does, right? I know many folks who hate the phrase “clean romance,” but that’s most definitely what I prefer. Sometimes a book hits that nail on the head.Continue reading “November Bookviews // The Romance Edition”

A Comparative Review of Two Snow White Retellings

Fairy tales and I go way back. How far back? Pretty dang far. When I picked up my first fairy tale retelling (PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL by Jessica Day George and THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER by Melanie Dickerson), I’d no idea just how much this genre would, well, get me. Not only that, but retellingsContinue reading “A Comparative Review of Two Snow White Retellings”

October Bookviews // Glass Slippers, Towers and Hellish Libraries? Okay!

I’ve purchased an absurd amount of books these last two months. Just today I picked up ten from Goodwill! Do I have problems? If I’ve got a problem, then I think you, my fellow book lover, may have just as much a problem as I do. That’s just all in good fun, of course! AsContinue reading “October Bookviews // Glass Slippers, Towers and Hellish Libraries? Okay!”

The Alphabet Book Tag // A to Z, Literally!

Hello again fellow book lovers! As 2020 creeps ever closer to 2021, I’ve tried to stay off social media and slow down with blogging. In theory, this break was to encourage work on my novel series and curb procrastination. Let’s just say I failed. Miserably. The internet’s full of different types of Book Tags. Today’sContinue reading “The Alphabet Book Tag // A to Z, Literally!”

Ten Days // Ten Books

Guess what? I’m on vacation! Since my trip to DC and the Library of Congress was cancelled earlier this year (which would’ve been an amazing trip, by the way), my family and I have decided to visit a town much closer to home for my birthday week. Call me crazy if you like, but I’veContinue reading “Ten Days // Ten Books”

September Bookviews // Queens, Brides and New Releases, Please!

2020 is The Lost Year. July didn’t even register in my mind until it was August, so I missed that Bookviews post. I bet any money (below five bucks) that we’re going to see an uptick in doomsday books come out within the next couple of years. Regardless, let’s take a look at my BookviewsContinue reading “September Bookviews // Queens, Brides and New Releases, Please!”

The Character Arcs in Star Trek Deep Space Nine

With all this new Star Trek coming out (Picard, Discovery, Lower Decks), I thought it high time to revive a blog series I’d forgotten about. Earlier this year, I analyzed the cast of Star Trek Voyager and assigned each member of the main crew their arc. Today, I’m going to take a look at theContinue reading “The Character Arcs in Star Trek Deep Space Nine”

The Gilded Conspiracy // Prologue and Part One Now Live

Evenin’ all! I hope you’re having a great start to your weekend. Does it feel like Autumn where you are? It’s certainly beginning to here in Pennsylvania and I can’t wait for my birthday weekend trip to Johnstown in September. If you didn’t already know, I recently launched a new website for short stories. It’sContinue reading “The Gilded Conspiracy // Prologue and Part One Now Live”