If you missed the first post, find it here: Weekend Writing Project – Work in Progress Back at the station, Maya sat on a bench with her hands in her lap waiting for the officer to finish shuffling through his papers and return over to her. Her mind was still reeling from the news of her … Continue reading Writing Project – Work in Progress – Post #2
Tick tock. Tick tock. It felt like the clock was against her today. Try as hard as she might, she was still working on this financial report that her bosses were expecting before the end of the day. It was already 4 and she wasn't sure where that investment analysis had gone to. She needed … Continue reading Weekend Writing Project – Work in Progress
I smile inside as I recall walking down the street with my family. My father and mother smiling and my sister is giggling and twirling her pig tails. Mom has on her cotton white sun dress that hangs to her calves, with large brown buttons down the middle. On her shoulder is the tan day … Continue reading Writing Excerpt
There are always books that are constantly getting our attention. We add them to our TBR piles and work through those lists and find dozens of *amazing* books every year. For the past few months I have had my eye on this book: The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab. From what I … Continue reading August Expected 5 Star Read – The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab
I'm currently alternating between three books right now: Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossan Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya Sometimes I do this when I have multiple different genres on my TBR list and by alternating them each day it allows me to think more deeply … Continue reading Discussion: Having a Support System
It's no question that the romance novel industry is booming like crazy. I am certainly no stranger to reading a few myself, but I find that I cannot read a lot of them and here's why: They all have the same basic story line Boy meets girl, someone has a problem, they fall in love … Continue reading What Kind of Romance Novel?
This is something we all think about as avid readers - but what do you really want in a book? When you think about this, don't think about a genre such as "I like romance!" or "Science Fiction is the best!". What I really want you to think about are the parts of books that … Continue reading What Do You Want in a Book?
Holy cow it's been a busy month so far! My TBR pile is growing like a field of weeds, but I am elated with the reads that lay before me. Amazing partnerships are starting to bloom and I am being exposed to many new authors and books that I never thought imaginable. As new books … Continue reading Mid June Update – New Releases
If you're reading this then you, like myself, LOVE to read. However, there are now multiple formats of books to choose from and it's no easy feat to determine which option is the BEST option. Instead, I wanted to take a little bit of time just to review the pros and cons of each type. … Continue reading Hardcover, Paperback or E-book?!
April and May have been a whirlwind for me as we celebrated the birth of our baby girl Elizabeth on March 28th. Trying to keep up will three kids and recover from childbirth hadme exhausted. Getting back to my books amidst all this excitement has proven to help me find my balance again. I've been … Continue reading June Expectations