• Books,  Reading

    Let’s Chat: DNFing Books

    Okay, so, full disclosure, while I am totally on board with quitting on a book that’s making me miserable, there’s this subspace called “mild interest” that lies between enjoyment and misery where I’m willing to keep reading to see what happens but I’m not really enjoying myself and just wanting it to be over. This is where I often don’t know what to do. On one hand, if a book is say, 350 pages long, and I’m 125 pages in, I feel like I’m almost done and might as well finish the book. On the other hand, I don’t really think it’s worth it, and I’m actually decidedly NOT almost…

  • Books,  Reading

    December Reads :D

    Hiya! Welcome to 2021!! Here’s a wrap up of the books I read in December. 😀 Full reading stats for the previous year below. ^_^ 54: Every Heart A Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire Genre: Fantasy, Novella Rating: 5 stars I wasn’t sure about this near the beginning. The main POV character was a smidge dumb at first. But this moved quickly, and it was surprising and a lot of fun! It’s about these kids at a boarding school for people who went through portal worlds and are struggling to readjust to the real world. This serves more as an introduction to the series as a whole, introducing a lot of…

  • Facts of Life,  Work-In-Progress

    Goals! Let’s Talk About Goals!

    😀 Hi. It’s me. Back in the hot seat exposing my ill-begotten dreams of 2020. It was going to be super productive and amazing, and I would not only get my creative life back on track, I would conquer ALL the other goals as well. Obviously, none such things happened. First. Things change. Change is my achilles heel. Second. 2020 was crazy and busy and weird and exhausting and kind of good but also a mess. Third. I had 10 freaking goals for 2020. That’s too many. Let’s talk about them. First, the goals I met.  One: Read 53 Books I did this. I read 59. It was a good year…

  • Fun,  Inside Information,  Musicals,  Work-In-Progress

    Top Secret Project News 👀

    Haha. So…I’m thinking about doing something crazy! So…let’s maybe talk about it a little bit? Hmm? We all know I’m not writing books right now. It’s not a book project or a book-like project, i.e. a novel, a novella, a short story, a novel in verse, whatever. I’ve mentioned a few times how one of my hobbies is songwriting. For years, I’ve been wanting to put more of my lyrics to music. It’s fun to sit down at the keyboard and play something and sing. As a stroke of good fortune, or a sign from the universe, just as I’m heading into the last month of my Masterclass subscription, a…

  • Books,  Reading

    November 2020 Reading Wrap

    Hi, hi. ^_^ Reading goal met!! CUE CONFETTI CANYONS! 😀 That said, there’s still a month left and more reading to do, but it feels really good to meet a goal. Maybe that’s the best part of setting goals! 53 books seems to be a good goal for me. It’s achievable, yet challenging, and something I can strive for without stressing myself out. So, I’m going to stick with this same goal for next year. 🙂 I didn’t read a ton this month. One of the books I’m currently reading is super good and fast paced and fun, but the main character is just getting on my nerves, so I…