Review: Steelheart

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I've come to expect great things from Sanderson, and he didn't disappoint. Steelheart was a wild ride from beginning to end. My favorite part of this story was the way Sanderson masterfully kept multiple possible avenues open until the very end so I could speculate... Continue Reading →

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Product Review: Subscription Boxes

I've ordered several subscription kits for my daughter now, and I wanted to give a brief review of each in case other parents out there were looking at them. The products I'll review in this post are: Little Passports: Early Explorers and World Editions, Highlights: Top Secret Adventures, and Kiwi Crate. Little Passports: Early Explorers... Continue Reading →

Review: Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Animal Dreams was full of great descriptions and florid prose that grabbed me right away and set the mood for the whole book. Kingsolver created settings that really let me feel I was there, walking the canyons of Arizona. Her imagery conveyed multiple meanings... Continue Reading →

Blogiversary

Looking at my archive, I just realized that I have been posting to this blog for one whole year now! That's kinda crazy actually, it doesn't feel that long. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who follow my ramblings, like my posts, and share your thoughts. It's been... Continue Reading →

Review: Goal, Motivation, & Conflict

GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was recommended on several separate occasions during a writer's conference I attended last year. I bought a kindle version of it because that's the only format I could find, then promptly forgot about... Continue Reading →

July Recap

I can't believe July is gone already! My month has been a blur of hiking, camping, swimming, play dates, classes, bike rides, music, writing, reading, and editing. I joined my father for his birthday on a trip to inaugurate his new camper. It was an interesting experience. Apparently there's a lot to know about a... Continue Reading →

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