Rating: Four out of five stars I borrowed this book from a friend naively thinking it to be a play about Virginia Woolf. Wow, was I wrong. At the beginning of my reading experience, all I could think of was the first note I wrote down: “242 pages of an older couple arguing about their… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Rating: Five out of five stars (Slight spoilers ahead.) As I wrote about in my last blog post, I joined my local library’s summer reading program after finding out they offered the program for adults! This particular summer reading program sets the goal of six books by July 29th. I’ve been wanting to read more… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 1: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
I found out something amazing today. My local library has a summer reading program for adults!!! So of course, I signed up immediately. If this is an obvious thing that I’m late to the party to, then oh well. I always assumed summer reading programs were for kids. These programs were the centerpiece to my… Continue reading Summer Reading is for Adults, Too!
It is now May, one month away from the halfway point of 2017. Time flies! I have dubbed 2017 the Year of Poetry. I set the goal of submitting to 50 publications this year. So far, I’ve submitted to 25! I celebrated #NaPoWriMo by attempting to write a poem a day. While some days I… Continue reading The Year of Poetry
Book reviews are common across blogs. They’re a way for bloggers to connect to their readers by sharing or recommending favorites. I do a lot of book reviews on this blog, mainly because I love books and I love sharing my thoughts on books, both critiques and praise. Book reviews are great for the beginning… Continue reading Write a Book Review in 6 Steps
I always seem to put off my resolution blog posts, even when I select my resolutions weeks before the New Year. In previous posts, I have explained why I prefer the term “goals” over “resolutions” – one is more determined than its flexible counterpart. This year, I have four main resolutions goals: Read the Bible… Continue reading 2017: Resolutions to Change a Year
Rating: Two out of five stars When I first saw an inexpensive ebook titled The Poet’s Cookbook, I purchased it with the expectation that it was one long metaphor comparing writing to cooking. I thought prompts would be presented in recipes, that poems would be described as delicious dishes. Unfortunately, the cookbook metaphor ends with… Continue reading Book Review: The Poet’s Cookbook by Dan Gilbert