What I’ve Been Doing

Besides adulting, I’ve been busy with trying to figure out who I am as a writer.  As the seasons change, so do my writerly aspirations. This said, I’ve been reading A LOT.  After getting back from vacation, I couldn’t seem to put down a book before moving to another.  I realized the other day that…

Hear Me Out: In Defense of Romance Books

  I just read this article: Hear Me Out: Why You Should Be Reading Romance Novels It’s an interesting read, especially if you’ve always thought romance novels aren’t your thing. Of course, I support the notion that Romance Novels Could Save The Planet because I write them. But, as a reader of romance, I truly…

Reading Recs: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2

**Spoiler Alert:  I do mention a few details from the book, so go no further if you haven’t finished or haven’t picked up the book yet** I am a Potterhead.  I have been since reading the first line of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  And just like every other lover of this series, I waited…

Epic Couples: Chick Lit

  One of my favorite genres is chick lit.  I have quite a few favorite couples from this category, but one stands out above the rest. Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes was one of the first chick lit novels I read.  It also happens to be one of my favorite all-time stories, but I…

Reading Rec: Bird by Bird

My next reading recommendation is not for fiction readers.  If you aren’t interested in the process of writing a novel, then it’s not for you either. Anne Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life, is just what is sounds like.  The author- a witty and irreverent Californian- puts writing into a raw…

Book Review: Rivers of London

  I happened upon the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch on accident.  I was visiting London last February and we had stopped into the Waterstones on Oxford Street.  This is a tradition.  It’s certainly not a large branch of the bookstore chain.  It just happens to be conveniently located near my other shopping…