Spring/Summer Wrap Up

Been too busy to write monthly wrap-ups, but thought I would update on the last few months! Writing Life Since my last post, I signed with Veronica Park at Fuse Literary, and I’m so pleased to have her as the advocate for my novels. She is a taskmaster when it comes to polishing, and IContinue reading “Spring/Summer Wrap Up”

March 2019 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap Total books read this month: 12 Total Books so far this year: 30/105 Best books of the month: Daisy Jones & the Six was incredible and I finally got to read All You Can Ever Know, both highly recommended. If you want something surreal and yet too real, Severance by Ling Ma wasContinue reading “March 2019 Wrap Up”

February 2019 Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap: Total books toward reading goal so far: 18/105 (2 ahead of schedule!) Total books read this month: 10 Poetry book read for Poetry Challenge: Season of the Second Thought by Lynn Powell. Lovely nature-based poetry with a wry pushback-against-religious undertone. Lots of fine poems in the collection, picked up randomly off the shelf andContinue reading “February 2019 Wrap-Up”

December (and 2018) Wrap-Up

Writing Wrap-Up Total Books Read This Month:  9 Total Books Read this Year: 105 Best Books of the Month: Can I say all of them? Becoming by Michelle Obama was a balm that I chewed through in two days, I adored Premee Mohamed’s  ghost-ish novella The Apple-Tree Throne  (check that out here). Also The Secret History ruined me forContinue reading “December (and 2018) Wrap-Up”

November Wrap Up

Reading Wrap-Up Books read this month: 10 Books still behind in my GoodReads Challenge: 9! I was aiming for 115 this year, and I’m almost at 100. I need to roll up my sleeves and do some serious reading in the next 31 days… Best Books of the Month: So many great ones this month thatContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

October Wrap-Up

Reading Life: Total Books Read This Month: 6 Best Books Read This Month: Less was incredible, and just finished and enjoyed The Gilded Wolves (due to be released next year) Creepiest Book This Month: Affinity by Sarah Waters creeped me out, and then just like a typical Waters, flipped a switch in the last act. I had sippedContinue reading “October Wrap-Up”

August Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap-Up Total Books Read this month: 11 Most swoony book of the month: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Books that kept me up at night: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao and Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott Best audiobook of the month: Circe by Madeline Miller Best print book: There There by Tommy Orange Books so farContinue reading “August Wrap-Up”

July Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read this month: 9 Books so far this year: 65 Mysteries read: 4 (including progress on working my way through the entire works of Sherlock Holmes) YA Read: Finished Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (who I interviewed on here about 2 years ago). Loved them both,Continue reading “July Wrap-Up”