January Wrap Up

Well, folks, it’s time to wrap up January! 2018 is off to a running start, and I’m… trying to keep up! As per my goals for this year, I did my best to be brave, and it mostly paid off! I published my first freelance piece in… a long time! You can check it out…

New Year Goals

My new year goals for 2018 is: to be braver. I’ve been working on this little by little, but I want to make it a big effort this upcoming year. I want to be braver in my day to day life – whether that means applying for a job that there’s no chance in hell…

2017 in Review

2017 is over, and may it rot in its grave. Yet again, I blew through my goal of 100 books, and I’m actually really pleased with it.   I had so many different authors because I read A LOT of anthologies this year (and loved all of them!) I made a concerted effort to read…

December Wrap Up

The year is over, as of tomorrow. We survived the year of our lord 2017, y’all. Holy shit. There have been so many days that I thought we weren’t gonna make it, but we’re still here. I picked up, and then put down, a lot of books this month. I’ve just been struggling to actually…

Coffee Shop Talk: Audiobooks

Hello, folks! Today I am here to talk to you about audiobooks, which is how I’ve done a good chunk of my for-fun reading this year. As of writing this, I will have listened to 343 hours of audiobooks since January 1! That maths out to a little over 14 days of just audiobooks, which…

November Wrap Up

Okay, I know I’ve been sparse here this week. I’m a little sorry. This November, I attempted National Novel Writing Month, for the first non-major election year. If you’re a reporter, just about every year is an election year. And this year’s election was surprisingly awesome, on many levels. For reference, I live in Virginia,…

Coffee Shop Talk:: Video Games

Today, I’m going to take a break from talking about books and writing, and talk about another thing I love – video games. I have always enjoyed video games, but I’m pretty picky about what I play. The sound of video game gunfire raises my blood pressure astronomically, so anything resembling a shooting game is…

October Wrap Up

HELLO FRIENDS. I HAVE MISSED YOU THIS GLORIOUS OCTOBER. I know I have been kind of AWOL this month. I’m sorry, but life and writing happened. (So. Much. Writing.) This month I gave myself a challenge – write something fiction every day. It didn’t have to be much. I just wanted to give myself that…

September Wrap Up

It was the best of months. It was the worst of months. Seriously, though, September was slam packed, and most of it was awesome! FIRST THINGS FIRST, it was my birthday! I am officially 24 years old! I celebrated my birthday with friends by going to a bar/arcade with two of my best friends and…

August 2017 Wrap Up

Books I read: Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond | The New Voices of Fantasy | Alphabet of Embers (edited by Rose Lemberg) | Geekerella by Ash Poston | The Story of Lizzy and Darcy by E. Grace Watson (DNF) | The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill | The Dire King by William…

Coffee Shop Talk: Body Image

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I wanted to talk a little bit about body image today, which will include some weight discussions and eating disorder discussions. If this is going to be a trigger for you, or will make you feel bad about yourself, please close out of this…

July 2017 Wrap Up

This month I tried a few new things! The first big thing was that I tried (and won!) Camp NaNoWriMo, which allows you to set your own goal. My goal was 10,000 words, and I finished it on July 21. I don’t ever keep track of the words I write for this, or for work,…

Ch-Ch-Changes! (and foxes!)

I’ve decided to make a change, friends. Not to most of the content. The change is that I will no longer be giving star ratings on my blog. INSTEAD, I will be giving fox emojis that show my emotions towards a book! I wanted to do this for a few reasons. I love foxes. They…