I've made it to year five on the blog!
My reaction to The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
I am officially on vacation! I am very much looking forward to several days of reading, sleeping in (because I stayed up too late reading), writing, and treating myself. I was so pumped to maximize this time to myself that I actually spent the past week deep cleaning my apartment in preparation, so there are … Continue reading Odds & Ends 7/26-8/08
WARNING: I will be discussing spoilers!
The past couple of weeks have seen things quiet down somewhat for me. I had a friend interested in revisiting a series I'd had her beta-read for me a couple years ago, which is always encouraging, so I spent a few days speed-reading my drafts to make sure I was sending her the most up-to-date … Continue reading Odds & Ends 6/28-7/11
I whipped up a favorite concoction of mine this week, which got me thinking that now might be a good time to share it. This Hot Berry Dip is a pretty basic cream cheese dip with a sweet flavor, but chili powder & cayenne pepper give it an added heat sensation that keeps things interesting. … Continue reading Hot Berry Dip
I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post! This summer is already keeping me busier then I expected. There's been a lot of time spent on the road to my parents' and to my brother & sister-in-law's (my niece's adorableness requires regular observation), more world-building research, and I managed to catch … Continue reading Odds & Ends 5/17-6/13
Another two weeks gone by in a blur! But in spite of how quickly it seemed to pass, I did manage to get a few things done. I finally got my hands on my new bed frame, and I put it together ALL BY MYSELF! And even better news, in the week since, it has … Continue reading Odds & Ends 5/3-5/16
The past two weeks have found me alternating between spring cleaning, binge-watching, and letting my world-building get out of hand, capped off with my first dose of the COVID vaccine this morning! I would say the binge-watching was more successful than the spring cleaning as I managed to enjoy the entire season of Shadow and Bone … Continue reading Odds & Ends 4/19-5/2
In honor of Netflix's adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse series, Shadow and Bone, which premieres April 23rd, I put together a list of books I think might also be due for a screen adaptation. Because as much as Hollywood likes to think they've figured out how to mine libraries for content, we all know they've only … Continue reading Books I’d Like to See Adapted for the Screen