Random Musings

Introvert? What Introvert?

Last weekend, I did something that I personally, as an introvert, positively, absolutely and utterly hate doing. I spoke in public. In front of 30 people. For an hour. I announced that this was going to be happening in a blog post a few weeks ago, talking about MiddleMoot 2018, the conference where I spoke at.… Continue reading Introvert? What Introvert?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Also Serve as Dumbells

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Also Serve as Dumbells


SPFBO, I’m Coming For You!

Hello, dear readers! I have a pretty cool announcement to make. For those of you who don't know, there is this really incredible contest that happens every year, created by Mark Lawrence, called the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off. Ten bloggers are given a batch of self-published fantasy books and they read them, rate them and… Continue reading SPFBO, I’m Coming For You!

Quest for Discovery

Quest for Discovery: Week Forty One

Hello, friends! I do apologize once more for the quick update last week. I was dealing with some things that made it difficult to get anything more posted, but I'm glad to be back on track this week and ready to go! Over the weekend, I attended my first ever Tolkien conference, MiddleMoot 2018. It… Continue reading Quest for Discovery: Week Forty One



Title: Annex Author: Rich Larson Publisher: July 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: In Rich Larson's astonishing debut Annex, only outsiders can fight off the true aliens. At first it is a nightmare. When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed. Then it is a dream. With no adults… Continue reading Annex

Random Musings

Weird Moods, Weird Thoughts

I'm in kind of a weird mood tonight, friends, so just hang on with me on this one. This week has been...kinda weird, I guess? Overall, it's been pretty good. In some ways, I've been productive: blogging, paying the bills, catching up on some backlogged ARCs. But in other ways--I'd argue two of the most… Continue reading Weird Moods, Weird Thoughts