Monday Mini Reviews: 1/14

This week, I am back with more mini reviews! These are more of my reads over my surgery/holiday break. I had some last week as well! Prom Queen Perfect – Clarisse David YA Romance Enemies to Lovers Emma Retelling Emma is one of my favorite classics to read/watch retellings of. I love seeing Emma become a…

Writing Resources: Spreadsheets

There are all kinds of tools out there for writers. Personally, I’m a fan of spreadsheets, as you’ll have seen in last week’s Blogging Resources post! Here’s some of what I use and thought would be useful for other writers! Tools For Writers This spreadsheet set is one that I look forward to finding every…

Monday Mini Reviews: 1/7

While I was down from my surgery, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do. However, I could hold my phone and read. Thanks to the pain and the medicines I was on, I kept falling asleep mid-page. However, that didn’t stop me from enjoying the many, many romances I read! Here are mini reviews…

2019 New Years Goals

The new year is a great time to make plans for changes you want to make. I personally use it as time to re-evaluate what I’ve done the year before, and how I want to change my lifestyle and goals going forward! As usual, I’ve decided to share this with all of you folks because…

December 2018 Wrap Up

It’s the end of the year, and good riddance, I say. This year has been so jam-packed full of, well, everything that I’m ready for a semblance of a fresh start in the new year. I had my carpal tunnel surgery and am healing well. The doctor confirmed that I definitely needed the surgery afterward,…

Review: The Prince and Her Dreamer

Clara feels stifled by the life that’s been planned out for her, and clings to her only hope that something more might be possible: a mysterious book given to her by her Uncle Drosselmeyer, that recounts the tales of the magnificent warrior woman known as the Red Prince. Decades ago, Drosselmeyer trapped the Red Prince…

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A Simkiss Christmas

Christmas is probably my favorite holiday of all time. The food, the family, the gifts, and of course, the Christmas Tree!  When I saw that Terri Steffes was hosting Christmas Trees on Parade this year at Christmas Tree Lane, I couldn’t resist joining.  Unfortunately, my wrist issues mean that I likely won’t be putting up…

November 2018 Wrap Up

November is over! We made it! It was a bit of a slog, but we got here!  Personal News In personal things in November, I got to meet Julie Dao which was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. She was at Flyleaf Books talking with Scott Reintgen and it was so nice to meet someone I admire on the…

Writing Resources: Emotions

Emotional Thesauruses These three books cowritten by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackman have been so useful to me. They have a whole series of these and I’m sure they’re all awesome!  The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression Emotion Amplifiers  I have the Kindle version…

Monday Mini-Reviews 11/12

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished reading any of my books that I have for review. But, I have read several other things that I want to share with you in this week’s episode of Monday Mini-Reviews! Taste of Marrow – Sarah Gailey Taste of Marrow is the second and final book…

NaNoWriMo 2018 Goals

Last year was the first year that I properly participated in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. This is a time honored tradition among writers. As you might have guessed, writers attempt to write 50,000 words of a new fiction project. Now if you kept up with my personal writing, I have never…

October 2018 Wrap Up

We made it through the spoopiest month of the year! October is over, and hopefully yours was great! In very fun personal news, I was very ace and pan in public. You might not be able to tell, but my shoes are pan colors (and super comfy), and my friend also did my eyeshadow in…