September 30th marks the start of Season 4 of Poldark on PBS, which means you have one week to catch up if, for some crazy reason, you have not been watching it. For those of you unfamiliar, Poldark is a fantastic costume drama based on Winston Graham's book series of the same name. Set in the late eighteenth … Continue reading Poldark Returns!
I've been making preparations for my next round of queries the past couple of weeks, including writing up another draft of the dreaded query letter. It is still my least favorite thing. Maybe by this time part of the problem is that I've built it up in my head, but I'm still willing to bet … Continue reading Odds & Ends 9/10-9/16
It's a 2-year blogiversary!
Review of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
There was lots of movie watching going on in my spare time the last couple of weeks, some new, some not so new. Here's my round-up of reviews if you're in need of some entertainment recommendations. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Based on the book of the same name, the … Continue reading Odds & Ends 8/06-8/19
It's August now, and that means the back to school ads are rolling out. It also means all my teacher friends are busy putting their classrooms together—or more specifically, putting their classroom libraries together. Knowing my lifelong love of books, sometimes they'll ask me when they're needing some ideas on rounding out their collections (and … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads for Middle-Schoolers
The past couple of weeks have gone by pretty quickly, so this week's post is going to round up the highlights before I head out to the fair tonight to fill up on greasy food. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - It's light on story, but the music is good, and that's really what … Continue reading Odds & Ends 7/16-7/29
Synopsizing was the name of the game this week. If you've ever wondered about the purpose of outlining before writing, I can assure you it is to make writing your synopsis afterwards easier. I know because I didn't do it that way with this project. It's not that it was impossible, it's just so much … Continue reading Odds & Ends 07/09-07/15
Review of Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Special shout-out to Mrs. Toombs's summer school writing class for making this past week extra awesome! I got to start my week off discussing my writing process with the class, and I even had the privilege of reading samples of their work. If you ever want to test your knowledge on a subject, try making … Continue reading Odds & Ends 6/25-7/01