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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 […]

HAVING FUN ISN’T HARD WHEN YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD

HAVING FUN ISN’T HARD WHEN YOU HAVE A LIBRARY CARD

I love libraries. You’re probably not shocked. From a young age, I learned… Arthur was a great show. In addition to learning how to spell A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K, I learned how to have fun (with a library card!). I’ve never looked back. I spent a good deal of […]

Today it is enough to…

Today it is enough to…

I recently discovered the talented artist and writer Candace Rose Rardon. She is a travel writer and I found myself poring over her work. In one of her posts she mentioned a quote that she loved from writer Gretel Ehrlich, “Today it is enough to […]

Self-Making

Self-Making

Hello readers (if you’re still out there?) I know. It’s been a long time. A tree could have grown with enough rings to be mistaken for Grandmother Willow since my last post. On the bright side, that means I have heaps of updates. To recap […]

Best Books I’ve Read in Summer 2018

Best Books I’ve Read in Summer 2018

Okay, guys. I’ll be honest. I seem to have lost all self-control when it comes to buying books. “But wait!” everyone screams. “Did you ever have self-control when it comes to books?” I did. Thank you for asking. (In a completely unrelated note, I wrote […]

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

I write for a living. Then I go home and write for myself. Anytime I’m not writing, it feels like I should be writing. I live in a world of words.  Many writers do. But writing is hard. It takes time. It takes effort. It […]

English Major Looking for a Job

English Major Looking for a Job

These past few months have been an upheaval and I haven’t even started on the real uphill slog of relocating and starting a new vocation. I gave my notice for my current position back in December so my mentor/boss would have plenty of time to […]

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

What is it about Paris? This was the question I asked myself two weeks ago when I returned from my latest adventure abroad. I’ve been to Paris two times before this. Once, for a quick, 24 hour trip from London. I really enjoyed it that […]