3 out of 5 Stars This book has been popping up on my feeds for a while now. A dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast seemed right up my alley, so when I found it at the library, I had to pick it up. The Blurb Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this … Continue reading Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Hello everyone and happy almost Thanksgiving! Although I'm doing better than previous years, NaNoWriMo is kind of kicking my butt. November just seems like a bad month to schedule a hardcore writing challenge. With Thanksgiving and the associated travel and family time, that's one chunk of time gone. I'm no longer in school, but I'm … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update!
4 out of 5 Stars! Slowly but surely working my way toward a goal of 10 non-fiction books by the end of the year. This one was recommended by a friend and I couldn't pass it up. Chicago, the World's Fair, and a serial killer on the loose? Honestly, who could pass that up?! Some … Continue reading Book Review: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I would not recommend trying to query during NaNoWriMo to anyone... Besides the initial seven query emails I sent out the end of September and beginning of October, I haven't really focused a lot of attention on my adult contemporary fantasy, Those Hidden. There have been some great twitter pitch contests like #PitMad and #PitDark, … Continue reading Query Trenches: Update
4 out of 5 Stars Sorry! But I just couldn't help but pick up another fairy tale retelling. Sleeping beauty this time... The Blurb Talia fell under a spell... Jack broke the curse. I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic... I was looking for a little adventure … Continue reading Book Review: A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Every year I try to make an epic cake for my husband. When we first started dating, it was a superhero cake, then a Magic cake. Last year I made him a storm trooper cake. This year I decided to make him a Ninja Turtles cake! What You'll Need Cake mix (or make it from … Continue reading DIY: Ninja Turtles Cake
5 out of 5 Stars!!! My all time favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I found this lovely book at my local library which is actually a retelling of a similar Norwegian fairy tale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Color me intrigued 🙂 Some Background Since the day she … Continue reading Book Review: East by Eddith Pattou