Books, books, books!

Eva Joy tagged me in this fun bookish tag! Thank you, friend! 1. What book has been on your shelf the longest? I just moved all my Dear America and Royal Diaries off my bookshelf and into a "common bookshelf" upstairs. I'd had them in my room for...gosh...fifteen years, at least? I've definitely outgrown them at this point, but I'm keeping... Continue Reading →

My 2016 Reading List!

Happy New Year, everybody!!! I hope everybody had a great weekend of (safe) celebrations and merrymaking. As for us, our annual New Years' Eve Bonfire/Fireworks Bonanza got rained out, so I spent New Years' Eve watching Newhart with my mom and dad. It was very cozy and quiet and...hobbity 😉 Lord willing, we'll have the bonfire... Continue Reading →

My 2015 Reading List (and also Star Wars Stuff)

Well, I hope everyone had a fan-TAB-ulous Christmas! I certainly did...full of cookies, Golden Retriever puppies (well, just one puppy--it's my aunt's new baby and I'm in love), Star Trek/Star Wars presents, gumbo, and an abundance of wrapping paper and happy giggling. And yes, I DID see Star Wars: The Force Awakens! I won't give spoilers, but suffice it... Continue Reading →

5 Female Characters Tag

This one looks like so much fun--thank you Ivy Miranda for tagging me! So sorry it's taken me so long to get to it, though...'twasn't intentional. Female characters...female characters have always been SO difficult for me. If you look at my list of favorite fictional characters, the overwhelming majority are male, and I'm not sure if... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Go Set a Watchman”

I have never agonized so much over a book review, not even when I reviewed The Hunger Games. There's just been so much passionate controversy swirling around Harper Lee's first draft of (and semi-sequel to) her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It seems like you either love it or you hate it, and there's little to no "in-between." Not... Continue Reading →

Of Books, Trailers, and the Teeny-Tiny Dynamic Duo

I turned 23 on Tuesday (that sounds rather old, doesn't it?), and my parents gave me three very special books. I'd specifically requested all three, so they weren't really surprises--although I'm so excited about reading them, I can't decide which one I'll dive into first! The Bridge at Andau is about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956--which, for... Continue Reading →

Bookshelf Challenge Tag

Elisabeth Grace Foley of The Second Sentence tagged me with the Bookshelf Challenge! Thank you for tagging me, Elisabeth 🙂 1) Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t because you know that it’ll make you cry? Hmm. I've never actually cried for a book. I know, I know . . .... Continue Reading →

Hello, World

Lo and behold, I am still here! My excuse for not posting in a while: LIFE. Of course! I've been doing a lot of writing--and this, in and of itself, has been an interesting experience recently. Last month was the 2-year anniversary of the birth of My Story, and I've been feeling the need to... Continue Reading →

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