So, I have this dog. She is the joy and the frustration of my life. Her name is Mia and she is going to turn ten in a few weeks. She is a Golden Retriever. She's very...vocal for a dog who rarely makes a sound. But her eyes speak volumes! This is a celebration post … Continue reading The Many Faces of My Dog
I had absolutely zero knowledge of the book going into it. I happened across it on Overdrive from the library and decided to listen to the audiobook of it (all twenty-four hours of it). I went in with expectations of a fast-paced thriller, and instead this book is a slow psychological mystery, examining the inner … Continue reading Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
Outside of books and writing, I'm also a huge fan of music. Classics, oldies, modern, foreign, I love it all. So today I thought to post something totally different than usual. Today I'm going to share some of my favorite songs which are remakes of oldies. I Walk The Line This song was originally written … Continue reading My Favorite Remade Songs
I have an extremely mixed relationship with Disney live-action remakes. There are some I absolutely love (like Cinderella from 2015 and Alice in Wonderland from 2010). And then there are the ones I was extremely disappointed with (like Beauty and the Beast from 2017 and Maleficent from 2014). So when I heard that they were … Continue reading I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie
This book was recommended to me after I read The Lost City of Z by David Grann, which I read a few years ago. It took me a couple years to read, but I'm glad I finally got to it, because it is such a fascinating book filled with historical details. Many reviews I read … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston
I read...a lot. Anyone who has happened upon my blog will know this. And since I read a lot, I start to notice patterns. I've done several other posts on things that I like or that bother me in literature, but today I'm going to compare two types of books: a standalone and a series. … Continue reading Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?
A couple weeks ago, I came across this challenge on the web. I found it here, but when I tried to find the original creator, the link didn't work. I've probably never mentioned this one my blog, but I have an absolutely horrible memory. I have a great short-term memory, but if you ask me … Continue reading The Book Blogger Memory Challenge
I grew up watching and re-watching Jurassic Park, and it alone was motivation for my early fascination with dinosaurs. I remember collecting books and pictures about dinosaurs when I was seven or so. I eventually grew out of my fascination with those prehistoric creatures, but I still have a great fondness for this movie and … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
I've been writing for years, and have done so much research on how to write I'm rather surprised that my brain hasn't exploded already. However, along with all the amazing advice I have found, there has also been the advice that either I thought instantly was horrible or now that I am older I realize … Continue reading Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!
For those who didn't know, today is the 70th anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. It was published on June 8, 1949. I read this work earlier this year, and absolutely loved it, even if it is horribly depressing. However, since today is the 70th anniversary, I thought it would be fun … Continue reading 1984 Book Tag (Original)