When The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins first became “the book” to read, I refused to buy into the hype. Not just because it was so overhyped, but because by then I had given up on dystopian and post-apocalyptic entertainment. It is just too depressing. Unless there are zombies, because, well, I love zombies. I … Continue reading
The Last Noel by Michael Malone My rating: 5 of 5 stars Curse you, Michael Malone! CURSE YOU for keeping me up late at night and making me deplete half my stock of tissues. I read his novel The Four Corners of the Sky, which, despite it not being typical of my usual reading preferences, … Continue reading
When Did I Get Like This?: The Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I’d Never Be by Amy Wilson My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I first read this when it came out in 2010 and recently picked it up again. It still makes me laugh and cry and appreciate even … Continue reading
It’s a late post, but it’s still Friday in some locations, so here comes the Five on Friday for this week: “Summer Indulgences” (or “Five Things That I’m Obsessed With at the Moment”) Drinking iced coffee. Hazelnut-flavored “brew over ice” K-Cups, to be specific. I’ve got the technique down: Brew it hot on the 8-oz. setting … Continue reading
This is a piece of micro-fiction I wrote a while back. The challenge was to keep at at exactly 100 words. I hope you enjoy! She trained the Ladysmith on the bearded man. His eyes widened. “You have the wrong person,” he protested. She ignored him, her eyes cold as marble. There was no mistaking … Continue reading
In keeping with the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, today’s “F” is for our weekly “Five on Friday”. This week, it’s our five favorite writing books for established and aspiring writers alike. Bird by Bird. This classic memoir on writing by Anne Lamott must be on every writer’s bookshelf. It’s inspirational, self-deprecating, and provides not only a loose … Continue reading
You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am a military wife, so perhaps I’m a little more biased than some–but I have to say, I LOVED this book. A quick read, as it was a series of short stories told from the various viewpoints: the … Continue reading
Borrowing an idea I’ve seen on other blogs, I thought a “Five on Friday” feature would be fun, along with ensuring that I post something regularly. Depending on the category, the list could be the last 5 places I ate, 5 things you don’t know about me, that sort of thing. This week, I thought I’d … Continue reading
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