My Favorite Books of 2017 || Part 1

Let’s be honest, 2017 has been far from my best reading year, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t find some new favorites. It does feel odd writing about my favorite books with half a month left to the year, however. So, even though this is called top ten Tuesday, I will be sharing my top five picks of the year instead. 

No promises, but given how much more free time I will have for the rest of this month than I’ve had for the rest of the year, how much I’ve anticipated the books I plan to read next, and the fact that I finished one of the books on this list yesterday, I suspect there will be a part 2 with five more books to come. 

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the top ten books of 2017. Continue reading

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Beautiful Books November 2017 || Starting Strong, Names That Aren’t Names, and Advice

Beautiful books is a meme hosted by Cait @paper fury and Sky @further up and further in in which writers discuss their current writing projects.

This month I’m discussing my science fiction project tentatively titled Pigs Play Pork.  Continue reading

August, September, and October Wrap-up

These past few months were eventful to say the least. So eventful that I am wrapping-up my reading experience for three months in one post. Seriously though, there is a lot to cover.

I read some books that disappointed, others I loved, went to two author events, and finished the first draft of a novel. Continue reading

What to Read During a Hurricane

This list is being made in honor of Irma. As of this post, Irma is scheduled to pay me a visit this Sunday (9/10/17). If you’re missing out on Irma, this can be applied to future hurricanes, too.  Continue reading

Top Ten Novel Recommendations for Eclipse Watchers

Ten novels to help people get in the mood for the August 21st Eclipse. Continue reading

June and July Wrap-up

June and July were productive months. I read eight books and wrote over 40,000 words. Continue reading

4TheWords Review

4thewords is a site that aims to make writing into a video game. It accomplishes this through users battling monsters and completing quests through writing words. 

The game provides a variety of monsters to be defeated by writing a certain number of words in a given time period. Both these and the quests can be ignored by clicking on the “write” menu tab instead of the “play” menu tab if a user chooses to focus on writing instead of the game. 
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Monsters of Verity Duology Review

In Verity, people’s crimes manifest as monsters. 

August is one of these monsters. He doesn’t want to be but didn’t have a choice in the matter. Besides, Verity doesn’t need another human. It needs a monster. It needs him. 

Kate is the daughter of the man who controls these monsters. All she wants is his approval, but approval is hard to get from a man who deals with monsters. 

Together, they make up two halves of a divided city. A city where both halves hang on the edge between order and chaos.  Continue reading