Don’t Judge…

How often have we been told not to judge a book by its cover? In general, I abide by this - in life, and when it comes to actual books. As a reader, I'm more likely to be drawn in by a powerful synopsis than by a cover. But, undeniably, a gorgeous cover is super... Continue Reading →

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Oscars Reaction 2019!

I missed the red carpet because of work and I am PISSED. I love seeing all the snazzy suits and dresses. But at least I am not missing the actual show. We will see how this host-less show goes. I actually liked Kimmel the last two years, but other recent hosts have totally flopped, so... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #6: Green Book

"You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity." - Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley in Green Book (2018) Several of this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees have endured significant scrutiny and controversy, and the Peter Farrelly helmed Green Book, which depicts the relationship between African American pianist Don Shirley and... Continue Reading →

The Things We Connect With

When you read a book, what are the things you connect with? Are there certain factors that stand out to you more than others? I read mostly YA, but I don't shy away from any particular genre, and do stray into adult literature on occasion. For me, there are a couple of elements that leap... Continue Reading →

Get To Know Me

I know, I know - we all detested those ice-breaking "get to know you" games teachers forced us to play at the start of every school year. But, in an effort to connect with fellow #amwriting folks and bloggers, and because I tread the line between crippling insecurity and suppressed egoism, I thought I'd let... Continue Reading →

Favorite Words vol. 2

Ignite Definition(s): to set afire. To subject to fire or intense heat. To set in motion. Saying something was set on fire is bland and uninteresting, but to say it was "ignited" has much greater power. This is a word that truly conveys the strength and impression of what a blaze is meant to be.... Continue Reading →

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