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!”

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!”

August Bookviews // Islands, Recipes and Devil Fires Indeed

Well, it looks like I completely forgot to do Bookviews for July. July didn’t even register in my mind until it was August. The number of books I read also dropped dramatically, but more writing’s happened and that’s taken priority. I’d still like to share my Bookviews for August 2020! (Here’s the Bookview post forContinue reading “August Bookviews // Islands, Recipes and Devil Fires Indeed”

June Bookviews // Lost Letters, Story Structure and Magical Lands, Oh My!

Happy Friday my fellow book lovers! I have but one question for you. Did you click on this post thinking you’re going to get information about how to speed read? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! Apparently YouTube thought that’s what I wanted as well when looking up videos on speed reviews this weekend. SpeedContinue reading “June Bookviews // Lost Letters, Story Structure and Magical Lands, Oh My!”

Introducing: Bookviews

Happy Friday fellow book lovers! Fridays, once reserved for the Music That Drives My Writing posts, will now be all about books. Books, books, books! One of my favorite YouTube channels does this style but with makeup, so here’s Mrs Jessica Braun‘s link, as she’s the inspiration for this new series. Here’s the format. I’llContinue reading “Introducing: Bookviews”

15 Things To Do As You #StayHome

I live in Pennsylvania, with Tom Wolf as the governor. Whether you agree with his politics or not, I don’t envy the job he’s been elected to do. Especially since he’s ordered Pennsylvanians home for another month. While I, gratefully, still have a job, I never thought I’d see the day when I actually can’tContinue reading “15 Things To Do As You #StayHome”

Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference

I am an introvert and creature of habit. Everything in my home has purpose and a place to go, a structured schedule gives me life, and I’m in my element when alone. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in myContinue reading “Two Introverts Walk Into a Conference”