Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

Hey there! It’s been a while since I last blogged, huh? Thanks so much for watching my YouTube video! If you haven’t yet, click here to learn how to set realistic goals and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out in the future! I mentioned how writing down your goals is key to success. When you physically see what you want and what … Continue reading Setting Realistic Goals (FREE Worksheets!)

What I Enjoy About Writing

I don’t know where to begin. I love writing. It’s challenging, but in the best way. “Writing. It hurts so good.” And yes, it does. I write whenever and wherever. And that’s the beauty of it. I make my own schedule and create stories to share with the world. Most importantly, I don’t have to make unnecessary sacrifices. I’m excited by what I do. I … Continue reading What I Enjoy About Writing

Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Know that I am furious I have not seen the movie to this yet! I missed the opportunity while it was in theaters and I’m still waiting to hear if it’s out on DVD. I read Jeannette Walls’ novel for a class and I’m glad we did because I don’t believe I would have come across it on my own. Before I even finished it, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

This was going to be a movie. I’m positive it’s why I purchased it. As it turns out, the book I was actually written for the movie. It’s a tie-in novel. Kind of like one of those junior novels for Disney films. Except Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood is a young adult novel in the classic fairy tale. Valerie’s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood

Literacy Lunacy: Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Veronica Roth’s novel, Divergent, was recommended to me by a co-worker back when I was still an employee at a bookstore. She was also extremely kind to have let me borrow it before I decided to get a copy for myself. I’ve read a few dystopian novels before this, but Divergent was a different (even if cliched) take on the idea. So, thanks dear co-worker, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Literacy Lunacy: Alyson Noël’s Evermore

I can’t remember how I came across Evermore. Either way, I know I liked it enough to get the rest of the series. At least, I think I did. I may be missing the last one. Any who… After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Alyson Noël’s Evermore

Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

In my early teens, I came across this book at my local library. While reading it, I remember being deeply freaked out by it. It was, of course, my first teen fiction novel about Fae and the realm of faerie. Holly Black’s Tithe was bizarre to me and I do mean it as a compliment. Tithe took the average idea of faerie and made it … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Holly Black’s Tithe

Literacy Lunacy: Marissa Meyer’s Heartless Part II

I did a partial review for this because it’s quite long. The first one was mostly praise, but now that I’m done, I can honestly say this book fucked me up. I loved this novel, but the way things went down, I desperately want to hate it. You have to keep in mind, it’s the back story to the Queen of Hearts. Ain’t nothing nice … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Marissa Meyer’s Heartless Part II

Literacy Lunacy: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s Demon In My View

Okay, so this book is likely the one that got me into writing. Truthfully, it’s been so long, I don’t remember how this book came into my possession. What I do remember is how much I loved it back then. It introduced me to the amazing (and occasionally painful) world of being a writer… and vampires. After reading Demon In My View, I did everything … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s Demon In My View

Literacy Lunacy: Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy

This is later than I wanted, but last weekend, there was a beautiful wedding I refused to miss out on, so I finished reading the last installment of the Trylle Trilogy during this past week. As a heads up, this three book series is long. At least, longer than I expected. And, so much happens in each individual book, that I’ve decided to do an … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy