My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

This blog contains spoilers!! So if you haven’t read the entire series and don’t want anything ruined, you might not want to read ahead. I will mark the actual spoilers. There are so many fairytale retellings in existence. And I believe The Lunar Chronicles does an amazing job at combining the stories of Cinderella, Snow … Continue reading My Problem with The Lunar Chronicles

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October Bakes

Our kitchen used to be a coat closet. Literally. Half of our counter is being used or blocked by the mini fridge that came with the apartment. So last month we bought a table to act as more counter space while dreaming of the day in which we go back to having a normal kitchen. … Continue reading October Bakes

Writing and Changing Your Mind

My biggest challenge in writing—whether it be blogs, books, poetry, or short stories— is changing my mind about the largest aspects of my projects. Take my current WIP and how it’s evolved just in the plotting stages over the last four years: • Contemporary YA Realism with a tragic ending about an aspiring playwright orphan. … Continue reading Writing and Changing Your Mind

Baking Challenge

Sticky, soft dough. Pushed and rolled, pushed and rolled. Savoury, sweet, spicy, smoky. Flavours, scents fill the home. I started baking on a regular basis early this year. I mostly did it to decrease spending and plastic use in our home and to try my hand at something relatively new to me—making bread. However, as … Continue reading Baking Challenge

Anxiety and When Life Happens

Wow. Bed bugs, losing clients, a more strict budget, more shifts at work, poor decisions leading to worsening mental health, needing an oil change, broken washers and dryers, and learning to like our “new” home. We’ve had a lot more to take in and handle than we ever could’ve anticipated these last few months, and … Continue reading Anxiety and When Life Happens

Small, Important Details

Joseph made breakfast and tea, then spilled it. This sentence may state what is happening in a story, but it doesn’t evoke much emotion in the reader. The empathy comes and goes as quickly as the words pass through the mind. It’s a good example of a “tell” sentence that gives a reader the knowledge … Continue reading Small, Important Details

The First Book You Ever Read Challenge

I first saw this challenge going around a few weeks ago, and then I was tagged by the absolutely lovely Azelyn Klein on her blog Word Storm. Challenge rules:         Challenge at least one person.         Share the first book you ever read.         Why did you read it in the first place?         How did it inspire you … Continue reading The First Book You Ever Read Challenge

Our Big Move

Welcome back! To me, to you, to the fairies that are helping protect my socks from the sock thief. My expected hiatus lasted a month longer than I had expected, so apologies for not posting as much as I had been planning. But this little post will update you on all that’s been going on … Continue reading Our Big Move

Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

“Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world.”—Music This is a theme that runs through Mitch Albom’s most recent work, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. A band can be anything from a family to a musical group to a bunch of friends, and … Continue reading Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

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13 May 2018

Sometimes moments just stick out in our minds. Silly. Strange. Peaceful. Annoying. Expectant. No matter what they are, our minds choose them as important to remember. This is a small collection of memories from 13 May 2018. Just an average Sunday, but with some simple yet beautiful moments. All the Houses Smoke enters our lungs … Continue reading 13 May 2018