Book: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt My blurb of it: This multi-threaded story of loss, longing, and searching for a better ending. Tova is the cleaner at an aquarium in Sowell, Washington. She had known much sorrow, but finds purpose and consolation in her work. Bits of her life begin to unravel and… Continue reading Let’s Take Another Stab at Terrific Book and Tea Pairings
Favorite Christmas Presents: 2022 Edition
This isn't a Christmas gift, per se. To celebrate wrapping up The Goblets Immortal trilogy with Death's Key (out now from Flame Tree Press), I decided to splurge and get some some Tolkien books...and some cool bookends to hold them in place (from Etsy.) Which book from this fab stack should I read first? I've… Continue reading Favorite Christmas Presents: 2022 Edition
Unboxing Death’s Key
They came! My author copies of Death's Key came in the mail this past Monday. I think it looks fab. The cover artist sure worked hard ❤ A girl and her books Here's me unboxing: https://videopress.com/v/s9M7QXhH?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
Where Can You Find Fantastic Food? In Literature, Good Friend!
Empanadas that look a bit like pasties, which I would like you to pretend they are. One of the most fun details to read about in fiction, for me at least, is food and how it's prepared (this is probably because I enjoy cooking a bit myself.) It adds a bit of realism to what… Continue reading Where Can You Find Fantastic Food? In Literature, Good Friend!
9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring
I stayed up late one night--WAY too late, to be honest--and so I got very silly, as I am wont to do when I am very sleep-deprived. So I came to thinking: what tea would each member of the Fellowship of the Ring of Power be most likely to drink? Thus, we now have this… Continue reading 9 Teas Worthy of a Fellowship…of the Ring
I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!
Don't panic! This is it. The moment I have been waiting for: I finally get to announce (on my blog, that is) that the first book in my duology has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree Press! The title of the book is Brittle and the duology--is not a duology any more. Oops. Instead… Continue reading I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!
2022 and a Lack of Scheduling
Well, I did it. I managed to post a blog post every Friday of 2021--go, me. This year, however, might be a tad different. Just a heads up: I might only be posting occasionally. Or I might post every week. Or a few times a week. 2022 is the year of no blogging schedule. I… Continue reading 2022 and a Lack of Scheduling
7 Wintry Books
Seeing as it's winter and the solstice is merely several days away, I thought it might be fun to compile a list, albeit a short one, of books set in the winter months. And so, without further ado... WINTRY READS! The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls WilderLIW tells the story of her… Continue reading 7 Wintry Books
Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021
I've read a lot of good books this decade so far. Here's a look at my top eleven favorites thus far (I couldn't narrow it down to ten!) Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein - I read this one in 2020. It's based on Shakespeare's play Hamlet but from the perspective of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest.… Continue reading Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021
Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal
Have you read The Goblets Immortal and its follow-up Holes in the Veil? Waiting for Death's Key (book 3) to be released in 2023? There are a few things you can do for fun and to help me. Ready for the list? Drink lots of small beer.What is small beer? Here's a quick definition for… Continue reading Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal