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Week Two of NaNoWriMo

This week I liked Anne Rice’s Facebook page. Since I’ve been focusing a lot of my efforts on editing and rewriting I was really interested in some of her posts about how she writes. It’s always interesting to learn how … Continue reading

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Week One of NaNoWriMo

Word Count: 5,636 Where It’s Supposed To Be: 11,667 Words Per Day to Finish On Time: 1,849 I took the weekend off and I’m still writing/ editing today. Thoughts So this week I’ve really been trying to reread and rewrite. … Continue reading

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It’s NaNoWriMo Season

Hello everyone! I haven’t published a blog post in a really long time but I hope to change that with weekly reports on my writing progress this NaNoWriMo season. For those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, see my blog … Continue reading

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Time Capsule

Over the years I have written in half-filled journals, my pen filled with worry and excitement and frustration. It’s my personal time capsule. Today someone posted about their impending graduation and  I remembered that almost one year ago I graduated college. I … Continue reading

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

On the cover is a small girl, stiff as a board, levitating a few feet from the ground. For years I walked past this peculiar cover thinking some strange horror story was locked inside. It was something about children, children … Continue reading

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Five Benefits to Reading More

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands … Continue reading

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Grab a copy of this book right now. It’s worth the read. If you don’t believe me, check out BuzzFeed’s page. They have an article titled “Me Before You” Is The Movie That’s Going To Emotionally Wreck You. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire is #3 in the Throne of Glass series. In the last book, Crown of Midnight, Celaena struggled with serving the king while trying to undermine him. She was really struggling with the fact that she wanted to … Continue reading

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight is #2 in the Throne of Glass series. While Thrown of Glass was about Celaena winning the title of Champion of the King, Crown of Midnight follows what happens when she has to start doing the king’s … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

If you’re looking for a quick read about a girl doomed to live in the bubble of her own home due to a rare disease, look no further than Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. “Sometimes I reread my favorite books … Continue reading

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