This fall I want to focus on reading rather than writing. I stumbled upon The House Cup Reading Challenge, an adorable read-a-thon hosted by Live Love Read, Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, Booksy Daisy, and Escape Under the Cover! This reading challenge runs from October 15th to November 12th, and is Harry Potter themed!!! I’m obviously a Ravenclaw… Continue reading The House Cup Reading Challenge Sign-Up!
The past two weeks have been a juggling act of hurricane prep and a full schedule. So to set the goal of 5 books in the span of two weeks? What was I thinking? Luckily, I was able to pull through and reach my goal for the third year of my participation in Tackle Your… Continue reading #TackleTBR Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up!
Between major life changes and enduring Hurricane Irma, I had to take an unforeseen hiatus from blogging, but I’m back to announce my involvement with my 3rd Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon! (Here’s 2015 & 2016.) The goal is to read as much of the To-Read list as possible within the given time frame. This year,… Continue reading Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon 2k17! #TackleTBR
Rating: Four out of five stars I finished this book minutes before the local Summer Reading Program ended. I didn’t reach the goal of six books, but I read five books just the same. The fifth book is Afterlife, a collection of poetry by Melissa Jennings. This chapbook is a small collection of poems about… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 5: Afterlife by Melissa Jennings
You may be asking yourself – why does this blog have a Week 2 update and a Week 4 update, but no Week 3 update? Truth be told, I didn’t write a Camp NaNo update last week because, well, I didn’t write anything last week. I met my goal after Week 2, and took Week… Continue reading Week 4 of #CampNaNoWriMo
Rating: Five out of five stars I found this book while on a random trip to the bookstore. I entered with no intention of buying anything, and left with a treasure. Emily Dickinson has always been my favorite poet. Her rhythm and imagery captured my soul since I read her work as a child. I… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Contemporary poetry intrigues me. It’s either a hit or miss. As a writer of contemporary poetry, I love getting my hands on any such collection. Sometimes, contemporary poetry is raw and full of straightforward passion. Other times, such poetry is vague with simple rhyme that leaves a taste in my mouth.… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav