Today I’m sharing my seven poems from Week 2 of the Writer’s Digest Poem-a-Day Challenge. I got a little behind, so some of these weren’t written on the actual day of the prompt, but they were all written this week. Thanks for reading them! 🙂 Day 6: Praise “Where the Wild Things Are” Glory be […]

I’m 85% sure that I have read this novel in the past (I went through a pretty major Agatha Christie phase in middle school), but there’s this 15% of me that keeps thinking If I’d really read this book in the past, wouldn’t I have remembered the amazing ending?

If you’re a fan of books like Atonement, The Book Thief, All the Light We Cannot See, or The Kite Runner, I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It was suspenseful, emotional, and true-to-life, which, if you ask me, are three hallmarks of good historical fiction! 

Normally this kind of thing would scare me, but as I’ve written over the last five days I’ve been reminded just how much I really love to write poetry. Even in five days, the ten minutes or so I’ve been able to scratch out of my schedule to write have become a sort of creative lifeline. 

Happy Halloween! It’s been well over a month since I’ve written a blog post, so tonight I decided that I just couldn’t let the month of October pass without at least adding something new to the blog. While my absence here can be partly explained by some really amazing things that have happened in October, the […]

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

One of the many things I love about reading is that magic moment when you fall into a story so captivating that you lose track of time and live inside the pages for a while. As I’ve grown busier and busier, those moments seem few and far between. It’s not often that I have an […]

There is a song by Sara Groves called “Add to the Beauty” that I try to listen to at least once every morning–either while I’m getting ready to leave home or while I’m driving up I-75 to work. Over the years this song has become a daily reminder of some of the things I value […]

Happy Sunday, and happy first weekend of football season! I’m using this long weekend to get caught up on graduate work and blog posts–it’s been far too long since I’ve shared a book review with you. I like to read lots of different genres, and I know that not everyone likes the different types of […]

We’re one week in to the school year, and my last semester of graduate school starts this week (can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus in the distance?). So before things get too crazy, I wanted to pause and share my review of 7 Men by Eric Metaxas. This is a book I read several years ago after […]

Can you believe that summer is over? For most of the public schools here, students went back to school full time on July 31st. Even though that’s the day I had to report for pre-planning, our students don’t return until tomorrow. Which means tonight is the absolute last night of summer vacation! 😦 So, I […]