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A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

A dream is a wish your heart makes…?

Currently Reading: The Stone Sky (Book 3 in the Broken Earth Trilogy), by N.K. Jemison. Currently Listening to: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. It started at the old house, which comes as no surprise. Katie’s REM studio seems to have run out of sets […]

Welcome, Alexei

Welcome, Alexei

I’m finally working on a new book! I’ve been thinking about this idea…

STOP READING SHAKESPEARE (Go see the plays, instead)

STOP READING SHAKESPEARE (Go see the plays, instead)

“So you love… Shakespeare, right?”
It’s something you get asked a lot when…

Why Your Writer is Lying on The Floor After Completing Their Latest Book: A Guide

Why Your Writer is Lying on The Floor After Completing Their Latest Book: A Guide

Is your writer lying on the floor after completing their latest book? Have you poked them but…

Classics We All Wish Were Shorter

Classics We All Wish Were Shorter

I get why a lot of people hate classics…

Best Books of 2018 (and a few from 2019)

Best Books of 2018 (and a few from 2019)

The Secret Cord by Geraldine Brooks This was a book I’d had for a while, but I finally got around to reading it. It’s a historical re-imagining of King David and it is brilliant. It’s an emotional and empathetic view and I highly recommend it. […]

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

I wrote a poem, and I liked it.

To clarify, I have written poems before. I have written many poems before actually, most of them for a creative writing class, a few inspired by whatever contemplative muse happened to float through my brain in the moment, and once as a sort of spontaneous […]

Reading this blog post will help you accomplish your 2018 reading goal…

Reading this blog post will help you accomplish your 2018 reading goal…

It’s been a year. Ever have those years where you know where you want to be, but can’t get there because… doing stuff takes time? That’s kinda how this past year has been. I’ve been waiting for things. I’m still waiting for things, and my […]

Pros and Cons of Winter

Pros and Cons of Winter

If you know anything about me, it’s that I don’t like the cold. Every winter reinforces my reasons without fail: It’s cold. It’s dry, so much that my skin cracks, especially lips and hands. Wet socks. Wet cold that seeps into bones and actively dampens […]

Transformations of Genre

Transformations of Genre

Currently reading (consuming/listening): The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. Megan’s recent blog post made me chuckle, namely because I haven’t been able to use my local library according to it’s designed intent, even though I live only five minutes […]