Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is the third book in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead series. I'm reading them out of order based on what's available at the library, but they are all stand-alone so I'm not too worried! I'm going to have to buy my own copies of these books, I can already tell. They have incredible re-read potential! Lila... Continue Reading →

Birthday Thoughts – 2019

I'm 35 years old today. I've sat here and stared at that number for a little while, trying to figure out how I feel about it. On one hand, it looks ancient. I'm halfway between my 20s and 40s - how did that happen? On the other hand, it looks like I'm still a spring... Continue Reading →

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

I just love the research that Cal Newport does. He's all about getting the most out of our time and truly living the life that we want. Digital Minimalism is his latest effort to help us cull the distractions and focus on the things we truly value. The point isn't to necessarily stop using social... Continue Reading →

Writing Success

I often find myself wondering how people achieve balance in their writing time. Of course, "balance" is my eternal struggle, so it makes sense that I'd find a way to work it into this subject! Nearly all of my time writing is devoted to this blog even though there are other projects that have been... Continue Reading →

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Melmoth has gotten mixed reviews from people that I've talked to and on Goodreads, but I couldn't get enough of it! It had so many atmospheric elements that I love - leather satchels (why does this make me quiver?), tea and coffee, and a creepy spirit that has haunted the entire world for centuries. How... Continue Reading →

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