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So Many Books…


Since I finished Circus Mirandus earlier this week, I’ve been trying to figure out what to read next. While I don’t believe this to be considered a “problem,” I have tons of options on my bookshelf (and my desk, and by my bed, and on the bookshelf in the cellar…).

Should I go for a new series? Should I read the next book in a series? Read a standalone? What genre — fantasy, realistic fiction, slice-of-life, science fiction? Young adult, new adult, middle grade? Do I go for the quicker reads, or sink into a 700+ page book?

Maybe I’ll just pick a title out of a hat…

How do you choose your next book? Do you have a running list of books to read, or do you choose it on a whim?


Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Home


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Early Bird or Night Owl

What’s the best time of day for your writing?

Rachel’s one of the early birds of the family, always getting up two hours before she actually leaves for her day job to get a head-start on her writing and blogging. Meanwhile, I’m lucky if I can roll out of bed and remember to put on actual pants before taking the kids to school a bit after seven in the morning.

I tend to go to bed after Rachel does, usually spending an extra hour or two while everyone else in the house goes to sleep to write in my notebooks. It’s a nice, quiet time that’s only interrupted when I start making more and more spelling mistakes due to getting tired.

Maybe my late nights are why I have difficulties getting up in the morning… Or I could blame the puppy for joining me in bed in the early morning hours to snuggle!

What about you? Are you the type of writer who does his/her/their best work in the morning, the afternoon, or night?


Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Home


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Of Books and Time

I realized something very sad recently. Outside of my continuing reread of the Harry Potter series, I cannot remember the last book I read.

Granted, I’ve been in a reading slump for a couple of months now. I’ve started several books since then — The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma, Battle Mage by Stephen Ayran, to name a few. Most I’m only in a chapter or two on the books, hardly enough time to really get to know a story, and I’m sure I’ll finish them soon, but…

As a self-proclaimed book lover, it’s a bit disheartening that this reading slump of mine has caused this feeling. Usually I start and finish the same book before moving onto another, so having my reading list and goals in disarray like this is strange.

Obviously I need to be better with my time management, but… I dunno, scheduling time to read makes it sound more like a chore… An exciting, good chore, but a chore nonetheless. It’s weird.


Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Home


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“Have a Prompt!” Saturday #56


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Posted by on August 13, 2016 in Prompts


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On My Mind

A couple of months ago I got a new job. I’m officially out of the retail environment after almost ten years with a Monday through Friday, steady hours, nice paycheck gig. All in all, everything is going well and I’m enjoying where I am now.

However, sometimes the work slows down and I’m literally sitting there reading whatever articles Yahoo deems important or playing Sudoku on the web. Sometimes this can make the day go by agonizingly slow.

I’m sure you all know those kinds of days.

This week wasn’t too bad. I honestly think it was due to my brain thinking about the stories I’ve been handwriting lately. They’re nothing special, seriously just some silly fanfiction-y things, but it’s the act of continuously writing these stories in my head while pretending to read an article about the latest “Dancing with the Stars” cut that make the passing time not seem quite as long.

I suppose it’s like pretending your favorite character is in your pocket, commenting on everything as your day goes by. All I have to do is remember not to make goofy faces while thinking of the story or characters!

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Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Home


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Spare Time


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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Home


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Goodreads and Bookshelves

Look at the lovely books.

Look at the lovely books.

I need a bigger bookshelf.

Granted, we have a few in our basement, one of which is also filled with my books, but this is my main shelf in my bedroom. I suppose I’ll have to rotate books soon enough so everyone gets a chance to be upstairs.

On that note, I’ve updated my Goodreads page. I’ve been a member since 2010, according to the site, but I’ve never really done anything with it until fairly recently. It’s a shame, actually, since it is an amazing resource for authors and book lovers alike. It’s fun (and a touch frustrating) finding all the books that I want to add to my read and to-be read shelves!

So many books, so little time.

Feel free to add me on Goodreads if you have one! It’d be marvelous if you could let me know in the comments if you sent me a friend request so I know who you are.


Posted by on April 21, 2015 in Home


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