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This Break Brought to You by NaNoWriMo

This Break Brought to You by NaNoWriMo

I know I disappeared. Didn’t even manage to get a Sunday Post up this week. But there’s a good reason! I’m participating in (a modified version of) NaNoWriMo. I’m not writing a new book from scratch, but I’ve been editing a current manuscript that’s written in prose into verse, and NaNo is just the kick in the pants I needed to keep me on task. My goal is to edit 50,000 words by the end […]

Posted November 9, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 13 Comments
Top Ten Books with Stunning Typography!

Top Ten Books with Stunning Typography!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s been a while since I participated in a TTT, but this week I thought I’d jump in (a day late, I know). This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Books with Stunning Typography I chose five books I’ve read with covers that are pretty much all about the typography, and five where the incredible typography enhances an already cool image. You can […]

Posted September 28, 2022 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments
Mid-Year Bernie’s Book Bank Check-In: Books I’ve Donated This Year

Mid-Year Bernie’s Book Bank Check-In: Books I’ve Donated This Year

Many of you know that I volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank, a fantastic organization that provides books to kids in under-resourced areas. The founder of Bernie’s was a reading tutor and realized that many of the kids he worked with couldn’t practice reading at home because they had NO BOOKS! (Anyone visiting my blog understands the tragedy in this statement.) Well, he decided to do something about it, and now Bernie’s has given out more […]

Posted July 20, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 9 Comments
Does Your Right to Free Speech Extend to My Blog? Let’s Discuss.

Does Your Right to Free Speech Extend to My Blog? Let’s Discuss.

Okay, so Shannon and I have run into a little situation lately with our link-ups, and and now it’s turned into a full-on mess that’s made me start questioning some things. So I thought I’d write something here, both to address the situation and to get my fellow bloggers’ honest opinions about what it means to host a link-up on my blog. Do I give up some level of control by doing so? Do I […]

Posted May 5, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 62 Comments
My New 2022 Writing Method

My New 2022 Writing Method

I’ve mentioned my newest WIP a few times now, but I haven’t given many details about the methods behind my writing. Writing verse novels is an intensive process. You have to analyze each and every word and weigh its value within the piece. The low wordcount for verse novels can be both liberating and limiting. But I read a writing craft book this week called Writing Right by James R. Matheson, and this book radically […]

Posted April 1, 2022 in April Fools, Let's Discuss / 21 Comments
2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

2022 YA & MG Verse Novels: A Complete List & Ten I’ve Been Looking Forward To

I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday Post in a while, but I thought I’d jump in with a list this week, even though I’m not doing the official list. (It’s a step in the right direction, right?) Anyway, I’ve been reading lots of verse novels lately since I’ve also been writing in verse. And I wanted a running list of verse novels releasing in 2022, but I couldn’t find one. So I created a […]

Posted March 29, 2022 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 9 Comments
Do You “See” a Book as You Read? Let’s Discuss!

Do You “See” a Book as You Read? Let’s Discuss!

A couple of weeks ago, I was away from home for a few days while at my son’s State meet for Special Olympics snowshoeing (you can see a video of him here if you’re curious what that is). On the second morning, I found myself missing snuggles from my pup, Digit. He tends to be very needy in the mornings, which means that he gives me very forceful snuggles, hoping I’ll play with him in […]

Posted February 16, 2022 in Let's Discuss / 26 Comments
Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Covers of 2021

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, and I was inspired by a post over at Read All the Things to share my Top Ten Covers of 2021 I chose my favorite covers from 2021 releases I’ve read. Not only were these fabulous stories, but just look at the gorgeousness!! As you can see from these faves, I tend to gravitate toward illustrated covers, and […]

Posted December 7, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Top Ten Tuesday / 43 Comments
Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I’m a little late for Halloween, but this tag seemed so fun that I decided to do it anyway! I found this over at Twirling Book Princess. I actually haven’t even read that full post yet because (after reading the mechanics of the tag) it seemed like reading the post would spoil it for me. So I’m going to head over there and read Mehsi’s post as soon as I’m finished writing this.  🙂 The […]

Posted November 9, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 19 Comments
The Personal Library Book Tag

The Personal Library Book Tag

I found this fun tag the other day over at a GREAT read and decided to join in. The tag was created by the blogger over at 24hryabookblog and the image above was borrowed from them as well! (If you want to join in on the tag, make sure to link back to that original post.)   HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE THE BOOKS ON YOUR SHELVES? My “system” is somewhat haphazard. I have one YA […]

Posted October 19, 2021 in Let's Discuss, Tags / 31 Comments