New summer reads? Bah! There's too many, and by the time you get through some of them, summer is over and you're already thinking about fall reads. No, my friend, what you need is a summer reading list that transcends the year 2021 while also staying firmly rooted in it. What you need is variety! … Continue reading The Only Summer Reading List You Need in 2021
Well, well, well. Look at me, jumping on that Amazon Prime Day train. But not to worry, I'm still totally niche and not mainstream, because I'm only covering the best Prime Day deals for readers... a.k.a., only the deals I would be interested in. Because it's all about me, obviously! First off, if you don't … Continue reading The Best Prime Day Deals for Readers in 2021
If you've been around the writing community for a hot minute, you may have heard people compare plotters vs pantsers when they talk about writing stories. The terms themselves are pretty self-explanatory (and we'll get to them in a minute), but how do you know which one you are? And more importantly, in the battle … Continue reading Plotters vs Pantsers: Which Are You?
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As a musician (recreationally, mind you,) I’m always thrilled when I come across a novel about music or that centers around musicians. After all, they are a unique breed. Ergo, they ought to make for some pretty interesting fictional characters, right? Right! But wait! (you may exclaim,) isn’t it kind of weird to read about … Continue reading The Best Novels About Music and Musicians
Happy Holidays and Merry Wassail! Since I'm in such a festive mood, I thought I'd take the liberty of creating a book tag... a Nutcracker Book Tag, to be exact! It’s not exactly a secret that I love the Nutcracker… the music, the story, the choreography, (some of) the film adaptations… to me, The Nutcracker … Continue reading The Nutcracker Book Tag!!!
Disclaimer: As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase using my link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. synopsis From Tiffanie DeBartolo, author of God Shaped Hole, How to Kill a Rock Star, and Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story, comes Sorrow, a poignant story about friendship and … Continue reading Book Review: Sorrow by Tiffanie DeBartolo
Check out my spoiler-free review of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite!
I love fall. Maybe it's a bit of a cliche, but I don't care--the cooler weather, the leaves changing, the cozy sweaters, even Halloween and the spooky vibes... it's all right in my wheelhouse! And yes, pumpkin-flavored things factor in there somewhere, though my penchant for pumpkin spice varies depending on the day. Fall is … Continue reading It’s Finally Fall Book Tag!
bring out the sparkly noise and five seconds of uninterrupted eye contact, it's time to write a romantic subplot!