Books

Waypoint Kangaroo

**Copy of Waypoint Kangeroo by Curtis C. Chen given by Agent Sam Morgan of Jabberwocky Literary Agency in exchange for an honest review** Anschutz Library, Main Command Center (more commonly known as Service Desk) 30 minutes after smiling at the last page When I start reading a book, naturally, I carry it around with me everywhere: to… Continue reading Waypoint Kangaroo

Writing Posts

Dun, Dun, Dun: Announcement Time!

Amidst all of the craziness in the past month, a lot of it falling into the negatively charged and emotionally draining realm, there has also been a very positive, inspiring and exciting flame that has been growing; something that started out as a surprise to me, after being an extended an invitation, and now, something… Continue reading Dun, Dun, Dun: Announcement Time!

Writing Posts

The Point of Trying

Writing has been hard, lately. Admitting that and looking introspectively at the reasons why has been even harder. There is no doubt that I'm a writer. I still don't doubt that writing is something innate within me, like a predator's instinct or a person's ability to breathe without thinking about it. But in the past… Continue reading The Point of Trying

Books

The Blood Mirror

I have feelings that need to be discussed. *very minor spoilers abound* Now, if you're familiar with my reviews or even my personal blog, you've probably gathered that both The Lightbringer series and Brent Weeks as an author have had a huge impact on my life. Not only did my review of The Broken Eye actually prompt me to… Continue reading The Blood Mirror

Random Musings

Stuck in a Funk

Man, if that title doesn't describe my mindset right now, I dunno what does. I am definitely stuck, caught in the midst of a funk that is fueled through the emotional roller coaster I've been riding for the past month (with this past week being a definite, intense down). From missed love and a bruised… Continue reading Stuck in a Funk

Random Musings

Brevity: Or, My Lack Thereof

This skill is completely lost on me. I always knew this, when it came to writing. My blog posts average 1,500 words a post. My emails are paragraphs. My first book clocked in at 125,000 words--and that was after editing. When I read, some of my favorite books lean closer to 1,000+ pages. I've gotten to the… Continue reading Brevity: Or, My Lack Thereof

Random Musings

Teeter-Tottering

Shit got emotionally real with yesterday's post, The Soft Craving, where I talked about my belief that I'm going to be eternally single, how my desires are the exact opposite of that and I questioned why this juxtaposition is even happening in the first place. Today, I want to talk about why I'm going to be… Continue reading Teeter-Tottering