Didn't I JUST do my May wrap up? And yet, May seems like kinda a long time ago, and June felt like a normalish length month. (oh hey, my laptop is still moving slow and the words are taking f o r e v e r to show up. Yay *eyes light on fire*) So, … Continue reading June Wrap Up (didn’t we just do this with May???)
What began as a literary novel about a young writer finding her way in the world, trying to balance her two passions of writing and dance, ended up as an apocalyptic novel where every chapter the situation slowly deteriorates until finally it's mass panic when the zombies are accidentally released. This is one of those … Continue reading March Wrap Up: I don’t remember what happened.
So, first off, I didn't actually finish reading this book. Ya'all can kill me now. *comes back as a zombie* This poor book had to have its name changed, because it was originally Between Shades of Grey, but then it came out as a movie, and that was far too similar to 50 Shades of … Continue reading “Between Shades of Grey” (or Ashes in the Snow) fake review because I didn’t read the whole thing
Thanksgiving is around the corner, with pies and cooked birds and weird, jelly-like cranberry sauce. Time to be thankful about things before Black Friday hits and we start being greedy for things and deals and Christmas presents and vacuum cleaners. Books are one of the things I'm thankful for, especially for all the "important" things … Continue reading Thank You to Books and All the “Important” Things They Taught Me
I read sooooooo many classic books as a kid/highschooler. Like honestly, half the time I feel like that's all I read. I loved then, despite how dense or difficult to read. Some I loved, some I hated, some I blew through in days others took MONTHS (like Les Mis). So here's a list of some of … Continue reading Favorite Classic Books
First of all, September is my favorite month because it's my birthday month and also the start of fall (the scientists are wrong. Fall starts September 1st). September was...September? Like pretty normal stuff. Swan Lake, editing *cries*, reading (Ebola and a book on the Armenian Genocide. Yeah, I like to read fun stuff), dinosaurs, and … Continue reading How was September? What is October? IS THAT NANOWRIMO I SMELL???
I don't know about anyone else, but I LOVE reading nonfiction. Evidence: Writers are constantly berated with the fact that they need to read fiction. That they need to read within their genre. And WE DO NEED TO READ FICTION. I mean, we make fiction, so we better be familiar with it. But you know … Continue reading Should You Read Nonfiction as a Fiction Writer?
"Should you read when you are writing?" This is a common writer question. Will reading a book influence your writing and hence forth ruin it? Will you automatically start plagiarizing? WILL THE WORLD END AS WE KNOW IT??? I'm not here today to talk about principles, about the dangers of plagiarizing, or the effect outside … Continue reading “Should You Read When You are Writing?”
I did something similar to this called Writerly Rants, but it was so far back in the archives that I'm not going to bring it up. No, we do not go down that rabbit hole. HOWEVER. I do have some things to say. Things that make me go as mad as a March Hare in … Continue reading Things that Drive Me Crazy in Books
If there is one universal advice for writers, it would be, "You have to read to be a writer." Is that TRUE? UMM, OBVIOUSLY YES. It's nonsensical to think that you can be a writer without reading a thing in your life. That's illogical. But the real question is - how much do you have to … Continue reading Do You Have to Read to Be a Writer?