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TV, Uncategorized

A Quick Look at TROP and Why I Love It

This is an opinion piece. I respect that many people don’t like the way The Rings of Power show has been handled. That’s okay. People are allowed not to like something and I’m not here to convince anyone that they have to think one way or the other. But a lot of people are enjoying… Continue reading A Quick Look at TROP and Why I Love It

writing

How to for Sure Fail at Writing and Publishing

Books and tea are my comfort foods What follows is for comedic and informative purposes, so take all with a grain of salt and remember that no advice (or joke) is one-size-fits-all. Don’t read. Like, don’t read anything. Especially not the guidelines for submissions when you’re ready to hit submit to that snazzy-looking ‘zine or… Continue reading How to for Sure Fail at Writing and Publishing

recommendation, Tea

Teasing the Tea: Drink These Fabulous Teas and Tell Me Your Thoughts!

I like tea. Tea doesn't make me sad. Here is a list of a few teas that I've enjoyed in the past and think some of you might like as well. A cup of tea is all I need to keep working. - Lailah Gifty Akita When Bag Ladies Tea’s Novel Teas are good, they… Continue reading Teasing the Tea: Drink These Fabulous Teas and Tell Me Your Thoughts!

Hobbies, Reading

Am I in Truth a Fan?

When you enter a fandom, how fanatical are you? I had a conversation with a family member recently about Brandon Sanderson. I called myself a Brandon Sanderson fan, as I have read some of his books and enjoyed them. I’ve read the first two books of the original Mistborn trilogy, The Reckoners books, Starsight, The… Continue reading Am I in Truth a Fan?

Q&A

The Bookworm Tag Challenge

I've been tagged by Bookmarkedone to participate in the Bookworm Tag challenge. How is your bookshelf organized? By color, author, genre, size, etc.? Wow. Okay, confession time: my bookshelf is ANYTHING but organized. Once upon a time, I tried to organize by topic and genre, but more books kept coming, I ran out of space,… Continue reading The Bookworm Tag Challenge

Reading

4 Basic Reasons to Reread Fiction

I know not everyone likes to read books for a second time. It’s not in everyone’s nature to want the same literary treat more than once, and that’s okay. We’re all made different. But if you’re anything like me, there are some books that just beg to be visited again. Here are some excuses to… Continue reading 4 Basic Reasons to Reread Fiction

Fantasy, Hobbies, Uncategorized

Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

When I was in high school, I was introduced to the wonderful world of J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle-earth. First I read The Hobbit (as one does--it's still my favorite to this day) and then I made my way through The Lord of the Rings trilogy in a few weeks' time. What made me want to read… Continue reading Fabulous: Dressing Like a Hobbit and Making People Laugh

writing

7 Ways Readers Can Help an Author Right Now

Read more Here’s a doable list of things you can do to help your favorite author (or any author, really) stay in the business of writing the books you consume. 1 - Request your local library buy a copy of the author’s book. While libraries make up around a little over 1.3% of book sales… Continue reading 7 Ways Readers Can Help an Author Right Now

Hobbies, Movies

Beth’s Top 6 List of Book to Movie/TV Adaptations

Movie-to-book adaptations abound, I mean, come on, who doesn't want to hear that their favorite paper and ink hallucination trough is about to be offered up in visual and audio? Except...when you buy your ticket, take you seat, and then sit through a condensed dream-soup that reeks of "We didn't have the heart or the… Continue reading Beth’s Top 6 List of Book to Movie/TV Adaptations

Baking, Cooking

That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit

Cookbook and apples--oh boy! Back in January, I attempted to make a recipe from AN UNEXPECTED COOKBOOK, a collection of recipes inspired by the food found in THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien. The recipe in question was apple hand pies. The method? Both freeform and patted into a cupcake tin. The process went about as… Continue reading That One Time I Attempted to Cook Like a Hobbit