Wow, can you believe that 2017 is just about over? And this year was kind of a trash fire... With all the negatively, it was easy to get depressed. At least, I know it was easy to get a bit down on myself, especially when I'm behind on writing goals or haven't touched my sketch … Continue reading 2017 In Review
5 out of 5 Stars!!! Sometimes there are books you're drawn to from the very beginning. Whether it's the cover, a book excerpt, a recommendation from a friend... I actually read a blog post on query writing that featured the query for An Enchantment of Ravens several months ago, before the book hit shelves. I … Continue reading Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
The word of the day is Jolabokaflod- the Yule book flood! My husband and I are notorious book hoarders and this Christmas was no different. Of course we exchanged the usual gifts (fuzzy pajamas, a new coffee mug, geeky signs...) but the bulk of our gift giving amounted to books. I present to you, our … Continue reading Christmas 2017 Book Haul!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Have a wonderful day, full of warmth and goodness. Here's a few more pictures from our recent trip to Chicago to celebrate 🙂 Happy Christmas!
Counting down the minutes until Christmas! We've had our Friendmas party, plus plenty of holiday shopping. And can't forget our yearly trip to Chicago for the Christkindlemarkt! Check out some of our photos of the amazing light displays from our recent meanderings around the city 🙂 Soon enough, family and friends will descend upon our … Continue reading Chicago Christmas Lights
3 out of 5 Stars This book has been hanging out on my shelf for a while. And, ehem, I happened to be borrowing from someone... So it was time for me to finally dig in. The Blurb Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. In just a few weeks she'll have … Continue reading Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
There's snow piled on the ground and patches of black ice underfoot, but that can't stop my husband and I from trekking out into the freezing cold! Check out some of my photos from our recent gallivanting along the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. Happy Winter Wanderings!
It's that time of year again- to visit Chicago's Christkindlemarkt! We love to go every year to this traditional German Christmas market. You can find everything there from amazing food and drinks to hand blown glass ornaments and KRAMPUS. Of course we did some other things while we were there, like discovered an AMAZING new … Continue reading Christmas in Chicago 2017
3 out of 5 Stars Okay, I honestly believe librarians are already some of the most kick-ass people in the world. So a book about how librarians secretly save thousands of hundred-year-old manuscripts from the hands of Al Qaeda? Sold! The Blurb To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians … Continue reading Book Review: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
We have a pretty awesome group of friends in our area that loves to get together to play games, share good food, and pretty much just chill. One thing we love about this amazing group of people is that they're all geeky and quirky. Like us 🙂 Last year, we got together for a Christmas … Continue reading Friendsmas Book Haul 2017 (& a surprise gift!)