Here we go–round two of the 2018 November Poem-A-Day challenge. It’s been hard to write each poem within the 24-hour window, but I’m hanging in there. I hope you enjoy this next installment. Day 8: Poem that Hints at Something “Clickbait” What happens next will leave you in tears– will shock you– you’ll never believe […]

November is here, which means the year is speeding up and pushing us full steam ahead into the holidays! Last year during November I participated for the first time in Robert Lee Brewer’s poem-a-day challenge over at Writer’s Digest. If you enjoy poetry or a little creative challenge, it’s not too late to join in […]

I didn’t want to let the month of October slip away without posting anything to the blog, so here’s a quick update to let you know what’s been happening over the last few weeks. Just like last year, October has been a crazy month. It started out with Homecoming festivities at work, and it hasn’t […]

A few months ago, when I had time to be more disciplined about blog posts, I kept to a fairly regular schedule of posting new reviews on Thursdays and other literary content on Mondays. However, you might have noticed that the number of posts on the blog has dropped sharply in the last few months! […]

September means school, football, and the promise of cooler temperatures. And even though here in Georgia we’ve been back in school for almost a month, in many places the school year is just beginning. That’s why the September theme for our reading challenge this year is “Back to School.” In honor of the kids everywhere […]

This month’s theme for our 12-month reading challenge is “Lazy Days,” but for me the month of August is anything but lazy! I picked this theme to focus in on one of my new favorite ways of discovering great stories: audiobooks. With school starting back, there’s no way I’ll be able to read as many […]

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James Well, I hate to say it, but there aren’t that many summer afternoons left before the school year rolls around again. And while I’m always excited for a fresh start in August, I do hate […]

Hello, friends! Can you believe that it is July already? We are halfway through with 2018, which mean’s we’re also halfway through with the 2018 reading challenge. I’ve been fighting through some mental/creative blocks this summer, but I have been reading! I managed to finish seven books in June, which is a huge win for […]

I’ve said often on the blog that I’m not always one to jump in on new releases or contemporary fiction trends. I usually prefer to wait until a book’s been around for a while before I decide if I want to read it. But when Circe by Madeline Miller debuted in April, the cover alone caught […]

When I started listening to audiobooks a few years ago, I was worried that true book purists might consider listening to a book “cheating.” I’m happy to say that I’ve completely gotten over that fear; in fact, I’m convinced that some books are actually better enjoyed and understood when heard rather than read. Born a Crime […]