November is Over, What About December?

November is over!  Well, in about 12 hours… Twelve long hours in what may be a pretty crummy month.  Does this mean December will be super awesome?  Nope!  It just means it will be December and time remains a social construct! In a few hours we will know the final results of my 2016 NaNoWriMoRead more

The End of April and NaBloPoMo

This is the end… Not really- it’s just the end of April and my National Blog Posting month.  It was an interesting month.  A lot of things happened, most of them mentioned here. I wrote at least 1 post a day, every day. My statistics weren’t all that much higher than any of the recentRead more

Thinking About May

The month of April is almost over and so is my daily publishing of entries.  I am ready to get back to 3-posts a week. With May looming, I am thinking about what comes next.  I am still enjoying writing this blog and I still have plenty to write about. So, what is coming upRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Jane Slayre

Between Jane Eyre and Jane Steele, there was another take on this story that is worth mentioning- Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist. Did you know I was a fan of vampire novels?  Even more so, did you know I love vampire slayer stories? Jane Slayre came from the same world as PrideRead more

Give Away #3: Jane Steele

This pains me… PAINS ME. If you read yesterday’s post then you know I loved this book. Also, I love this cover. I promised myself I would give it away.   I mean, I still have the ebook copy. I can do it! Do you want it? If so, leave a comment and on FridayRead more

Weekly Meeting: Jane Steele

O-M-G! So far, Jane Steele book has been my favorite take-away from the ALA Mid-winter meeting.  Imagine, if you will, Jane Eyre.  You know: orphan, terrible boarding school, Mr. Rochester, St. John (pronounced Sinjin), fires, women driven mad for reasons, more orphans, and ghosts of dead uncles!  Now, keep the same basic idea, but make JaneRead more

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Mid-Day Check

This is a mid-day check in for the Readathon.  I have completed three books and it is just lunch time.  I am within 40 minutes of finishing the 4th. I thought last night, as I was getting comfy with Cedric and eating pizza, that I didn’t have to wait for the readathon to start.  IRead more

Getting Ready for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon

Do you know what time of year it is?  No!  Not Passover… I mean, yes, Passover, but ALSO Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon time!!!! Also, Passover. Last time (October) I was dealing with a baby puppy (not just a puppy, but less than 6 months old).  He was wild, crazy, and still pooped inRead more

Managing the TBR Pile…. er…. Bookshelf

It has been almost a year since I shared a picture of my To Be Read collection of books.  It takes up 2 of 6 bookcases in my bedroom. I like having books where I sleep.  I think I sleep better for it. Most people don’t have such a  large collection of things to be read.Read more

Books By Friends

One of the best things that has come out of NaNoWriMo has been the writing community I have found.  For years it was those who just wanted to write.  We would see each other frequently through the month of November; share intimate details of how our brains work; suggest and encourage further creations; and thenRead more