Today is National Wear Red Day, a day that highlights women’s heart health. To celebrate I’m wearing red today, and of course made sure my nephew was dressed in red as well. Can you tell I’m obsessed with him? I thought it would be fun for today’s Valentine’s Advent, to share books withContinue reading “National Wear (Read) Red Day”
Category Archives: Book Reviews
February Book Lineup
Here’s the list of books I plan to read for February- let’s see how many I can actually read and which ones stay on my TBR list.
What’s in a Book Cover?
I think the quote ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is true for people and not for books. Because that’s how people judge books now. I’ve always been pulled towards books with great covers. The book may be great but if it doesn’t have a compelling or classic looking cover my eyes will grazeContinue reading “What’s in a Book Cover?”
Books on Writing
Over the past year I’ve begun purchasing writing help books. Ones with writing prompts and others that help me learn better techniques to refine my craft. Here are the two I purchased last year and that I would highly recommend. The Writer’s Idea Thesaurus by Fred White https://shopstyle.it/l/bCSEZ I love this book because it providesContinue reading “Books on Writing”
It’s Almost Time!
In 6 DAYS my first novel A Royal Mind will be published. I am so excited and nervous. I started working on it last year and I used the summer to finish to the first draft before starting back to school in the Fall. I’m glad I did because last semester was one of theContinue reading “It’s Almost Time!”
The day after my last final I jumped back in to working on my novel. I’m so excited to announce that it is available for pre-order via E-book, but the hardback and paperbacks will launch January 10, 2022! I chose this day as a way to honor my late grandfather who passed away last month.Continue reading “Book Trailer”
NanoWriMo: Day 2
Sooooo… I almost called day a two a complete failure. I ran out of time to write because of school work and sticky wallpaper. I ended up having a paragraph written for day two. Only a paragraph. A total of 64 words. Great going, I thought to myself, day 2 and you’ve already dropped theContinue reading “NanoWriMo: Day 2”
If you are like most people you may have been without power over the last few weeks or maybe you are still struggling with the affects of the terrible February winter storm. It seems like we excitedly welcomed 2021, thinking it would be better than 2020, and though there have been a couple good moments,Continue reading “Book Blizzard”
Celebrating Culture: Lunar New Year 2021
Mulan’s Lunar New Year, by Natasha Yim, with illustrations by Sophie Li, is a wonderful mix of a Disney favorite and the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. It’s so important for kids to learn about other cultures, and honestly as an adult I’ve never really learned anything about the Lunar New Year untilContinue reading “Celebrating Culture: Lunar New Year 2021”
Reading for February
So, this month I’m hoping to do better. I’m having to read a lot of short stories and essays right now with all the English classes I’m taking for my second degree. This also the second month of our 2021 Reading adventure, which means a new reading challenge. This months challenge is to read aContinue reading “Reading for February”