Let us go then, you and I…

Though my favorite poet is Walt Whitman, and I own a well-loved edition of Leaves of Grass, he did not pen my favorite poem. That distinction belongs to "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," written by T.S. Eliot and published in 1915. I'm also a big fan of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,... Continue Reading →

Literary Love Quotes

In honor of my beloved older sister getting married TOMORROW, I thought I'd whip up a post on some of my favorite, and most poignant literary love quotes! “The world may laugh—may call me absurd, selfish—but it does not signify. My very soul demands you.” - Edward Rochester to Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre by Charlotte... Continue Reading →

Reading Out Loud

Reading is a different experience when it is done on one's own as opposed to a book being read aloud. The very words "reading aloud" can evoke horrible memories of "popcorn" reading in class and being afraid of stumbling over or mispronouncing a word, but being read to is a different story altogether. Some of... Continue Reading →

Books I “Hate”

I mean... "hate" is a strong word, and it implies a whole slew of negative things, which is not my intention with this post. All of the books mentioned here are great books, most with legendary authors who have more talent in their pinkie fingers than I have in my entire body. I just didn't... Continue Reading →

How I Learned to Love to Read

I've already told the horrible story of Lucille, but before that dastardly purple horse, I was brought into the wonderful world of reading with a series about a character known as Little Critter, created by Mercer Mayer. If you are unfamiliar with Little Critter, this is what he looks like: A bit frightening, but he... Continue Reading →

Perfect Day for a Book

Alarm rings at 7AM - maybe 8. I like to get an early start to the day, but not too early. The sky outside is gray, the air is crisp, the leaves have begun to turn. There is nothing on the agenda for the day - at least, nothing terribly pressing. Maybe some laundry, or... Continue Reading →

My Reading Routine

This one was suggested to me, and I thought it would be a cool thing to share! So, I've mentioned in a previous post that during college I sort of fell off the reading wagon due to the extensive amount of academic-based reading that was required for my major. Reading became a chore for me,... Continue Reading →

The Next Couple of Months…

...are very busy for me. I am going to be querying my next novel, my older sister is getting married in Vegas, it's a busy/stressful time at my day job, AND I have jury duty. So, lots of fun stuff going on, but it's becoming difficult for me to come up with ideas for 2x... Continue Reading →

Writing Techniques: Out of Order

It's almost safe to say that no writer writes exactly the same way - it's a unique process for most. Some folks must have absolute silence, some prefer total isolation, others can be productive in a busy coffee shop whilst other patrons are slurping lattes and chatting with friends. It's all up to the writer.... Continue Reading →

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