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
And we're off! It's the first day of NaNoWriMo and I'm pretty excited. And a little nervous... I've followed along in the past but this is actually the first year I've officially signed up on the website. For anyone out there who isn't familiar with NaNoWriMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and spans … Continue reading At the Starting Line for NaNoWriMo!