February Reads!

February Reads!

I swear I read a lot in February! It’s just that I read the same thing over and over and over again and that was the Circle of Nine – Novella Collection that will be (drum roll please) officially released on the Spring Equinox, March 20. (Or for those of you who have read the first Circle of Nine book . . . that holiday is better known as Ostara.) Here's a first look at my cover for the collected set.

I FAILED . . .

I FAILED . . .

I have failed on my Goodreads reading challenge for 2015. I set out to read 80 books this year. (Yes, I know this seems like a lot, but I have previously read 100 books in a year—so I didn’t think this was an impossible total.) But in an attempt to start the new year as a glass-is-half-full kind of gal, I will be focusing on the fact that I did read 55 books.

Sea of Memories -- Now Available

Sea of Memories -- Now Available

I am really excited that Sea of Memories (A novella collection from the world of Never Forgotten) has just been released. I adore this series and now there's more. If you haven't started this series yet, put it on your waiting-to-be-read list!  

Cover Reveal for "7"

Cover Reveal for "7"

Happy Monday, everyone! It's time to reveal the cover, blurb, and an awesome book trailer for the new collective by the award-winning authors of Fractured Glass, IIIII II--also known as 7. 

White Dresses

White Dresses

Do certain topics run in streaks for you? Does one theme pop up in different things you’re reading, watching, or doing for a few weeks? Or is it our subconscious seeking out similar topics without us being aware it? Either way—just lately—the theme in my life has been white dresses. It’s been in everything I’m reading and has a peculiar relevancy to my real life.  

Writers Who Make Me Cry

Writers Who Make Me Cry

I’ve been reading, reading, reading lately and have a lot to say about those titles.  Are you surprised? To start with, I spent this past Sunday immersed in the world of author Gayle Forman. I read If I Stay initially on a flight home from Paris.

Disasters Everywhere!

Disasters Everywhere!

I am addicted to disaster stories, including any story that’s set in a big bad alternate world. Commonly called dystopian stories (as in NOT a utopia), these crazy, futuristic, survivalist, and sometimes-otherworldly tales are definitely my go-to form of entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Lists -- Yes or No?

Summer Reading Lists -- Yes or No?

Somehow summer reading lists have withstood the test of time, gleefully ignoring our transition to adulthood. They’re a throwback to those wonderful summers when school was out and there wasn’t much to do and we would proclaim “I’m bored” before we hit the 4th of July.

Everyone has a summer reading list . . . every publication, every blog, every library . . . you get the picture. I am not recreating those lists with my own picks, but I will share some of the good ones I’ve found. (After all, as someone who is woefully behind on my own 2015 reading goals, who am I to talk??)

Review of "Double Exposure" by Bridget Birdsall

Review of "Double Exposure" by Bridget Birdsall

I’ve been hard to impress lately. Maybe that’s because I’ve been reading books that have been a little too formulaic—albeit from best-selling authors with great skill at weaving a tale.

Reading Goals 2015

Reading Goals 2015

Yes, it took me an entire month to get motivated (er – organized) enough to write about my reading goals for 2015.  First, you need to know that I take reading VERY SERIOUSLY. I’m a little neurotic about keeping track of what I’ve read. I started a spreadsheet in 2009 – yes, a spreadsheet. I should have just used Goodreads. That would have been so much more fun.

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