As much as I like to write, I don't enjoy lengthy book reviews. I don't want to spoil the story - I just want to give you enough of a taste so that you can decide whether you want to read the book... or not. Hopefully you find my visuals fun and helpful! Happy Reading!
"Reading is like travel, allowing you to exit your own life for a bit, and to come back with a renewed, even inspired, perspective." - Laurie Helgoe Being an English major was a natural choice for me - I loved everything about reading and writing, and was excited to broaden my knowledge through new books … Continue reading Why I’m Choosing the “Reading Around the World” Challenge
First of all, let me clarify one thing: "Risk" will look different to everyone. Depending on where you are in your writing journey, taking a risk may be submitting the manuscript that has been sitting on your desk for years to a publisher, or it may look like trying to sit down and write a … Continue reading Why Writers Need To Take Risks
Hello friends! My chosen book of the month for October is Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. I created this info-graphic for you lovely readers to look at before you commit to reading the book. If this story looks interesting to you (and it is, so I heartily recommend it!) then head on over … Continue reading Book of the Month: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
"I just don't have the time." This is usually one of the biggest excuses people use when they dream of writing but don't ACTUALLY write. I get it - finding the time is not easy. I've struggled off and on with being consistent about my writing. Between work, grad school, marriage, kids and a social … Continue reading Prioritizing Like a Pro: How to Make Time for Writing
Fall is finally here - which means half of us are already skipping down the street with a pumpkin spiced latte in one hand and a fistful of leaves in the other. I don't know if it's the weather, or the fact that fall always came with a series of reading lists for my literature classes, … Continue reading 10 Classics to Read this Fall
Hello friends! Looking for a new book to read? I'm here to help you out. Once a month, I take the time to create a visual review of one book I've read so that you can decide what to put on your TBR list. This month I'm presenting my review for Tell the Wolves I'm … Continue reading Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt.
I get it - you've been wanting to try <insert skill, hobby, or habit here> for a long time now, but where do you even begin? We can all relate to that overwhelming feeling you get before embarking on something new - I experience it often when thinking about my goal of becoming a published … Continue reading 5 Small Tips for Achieving a Big Goal
Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had chosen a different path? Jason Dessen, an ordinary college physics professor, has asked himself that question many times after giving up a career in research to start a family.