June 2018 Wrap Up

June marks the first month where I did not have a full time job or its equivalent in part time work Not In My House since I graduated high school. It is very Weird Feeling, to be honest. But also, I feel rested for… probably the first time since then. My furchildren have been very…

May Wrap Up

So, the month of May was exciting in a lot of unexpected ways. I mentioned in last month’s wrap up that I turned in my notice at my job. Well, as of last week, I am no longer a full time reporter. Instead, I am now a full time freelancer dipping my toes into the…

April Wrap Up

April was SO BUSY for me. I hope that it was less stressful for the rest of you dear readers. Here’s all the stuff I did in April, and to a calmer May that SHOULD see the end of my time as a daily reporter, and an increase in joy! Books I Read: Historians on…

March Wrap Up

How was your March, Ceillie? *flops in answer* I had to take a hiatus for a couple of weeks between the stress of work, taking an actual vacation with my two best friends, and doing freelance work. I had a great hiatus, and I have some great posts scheduled over the next month! One of the…

Taking A Short Hiatus!

Hello, dear readers! I am posting today to announce that I am take a short, two week hiatus. Between a combination of reviewing more books for Culturess, writing more for myself and for freelance income, DNFing several books, as well as vacation plans, I’ve decided that a hiatus is the right choice for me. As…

February Wrap Up

For being the shortest month of the year, did February drag on for anyone else? I mean, jeez! I have been writing…. A LOT. Like, seriously, I’m pretty sure there isn’t a day this month where I didn’t write something. Which is good! We also had a lot of upheaval at work this month, so I…

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…