• Books,  Work-In-Progress

    April Reading & Writing Update

    Updates Time!! 😀  I had another sad reading month. Lol! Four books read and I didn’t really like any of them. >.< 23: Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories To Stir Your Soul Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry Rating: 3 stars Reviewed: No I’m suspecting she’s just not the poet for me. I’m not a fan of this free-form word-vomit style at all, and I can’t stop feeling like her poetry is a little shallow – like she doesn’t really believe what she’s saying but really wants to. Maybe she does. I’m just saying I don’t feel it. We all know I love fairytales, but this felt like a chore and…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Reading

    March Reads & Other Updates

    So, I didn’t do a lot of reading last month. For anyone who missed it, I’m back in my writing chair and juggling three projects (the poetry book and two paranormal projects and I’m having a blast), and I also decided to stop making to-do lists because frankly, I don’t care how much I get done anymore. Lately, caring has made me less productive, because I get stressed and then curl into a ball and do nothing. This isn’t to say I don’t give myself reminders. I still need those. And I also still have a TBR of books I want to read soon-ish, but that isn’t stressful. It’s flexible,…

  • Books,  Happy Dance,  Interviews

    Author Interview: Tonja Drecker!

    GUYS!! I have the one and only amazing Tonja Drecker on the blog today for an interview about her debut middle grade urban fantasy Music Boxes!! It hit the world last week, March 5th, and I’m so excited for her!! So, what is the book about? “I only desire your talent…” Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay’s biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights. When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can’t believe her luck. In exchange, she…

  • Books,  Happy Dance,  Motivation,  Poetry,  Reading

    February Reads: 2019 Edition

    OMG, you guys!!! This was like such a good month for reading! I mean, I had to Dnf a book and replace it with something else, because I am not about that struggling-to-read life! But yeah, nine more books read, and I’m so excited. 😀 10: The Giving Tree Author: Shel Silverstein Genre: Picture Book Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No I remember reading this years ago and thinking it was the most depressing thing ever. Still, I loved it then, and I still find it strangely enjoyable to read now. 11: The Wicked Deep Author: Shea Ernshaw Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No Do not ask me…

  • Books,  Facts of Life,  Reading

    What Makes Me Buy A Book?

    This is a topic I find interesting, because my purchasing habits seem to be quite random sometimes. Reason #1 – Pretty Shiny Cover I love a shiny cover! When there are a hundred books to look at, I base my decision on what to stop and look at based on how much I like the cover. I like certain genres more than others, so covers that cover darker themes or fairy tale themes are going to stop me more than others. I am loathe to buy a book with a cover I don’t like. I have to look at that thing, and I like pretty things, so it has to…