The Many Faces of My Dog

So, I have this dog. She is the joy and the frustration of my life. Her name is Mia and she is going to turn ten in a few weeks. She is a Golden Retriever. She's very...vocal for a dog who rarely makes a sound. But her eyes speak volumes! This is a celebration post … Continue reading The Many Faces of My Dog

Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

I had absolutely zero knowledge of the book going into it. I happened across it on Overdrive from the library and decided to listen to the audiobook of it (all twenty-four hours of it). I went in with expectations of a fast-paced thriller, and instead this book is a slow psychological mystery, examining the inner … Continue reading Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

My Favorite Remade Songs

Outside of books and writing, I'm also a huge fan of music. Classics, oldies, modern, foreign, I love it all. So today I thought to post something totally different than usual. Today I'm going to share some of my favorite songs which are remakes of oldies. I Walk The Line This song was originally written … Continue reading My Favorite Remade Songs

I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

I have an extremely mixed relationship with Disney live-action remakes. There are some I absolutely love (like Cinderella from 2015 and Alice in Wonderland from 2010). And then there are the ones I was extremely disappointed with (like Beauty and the Beast from 2017 and Maleficent from 2014). So when I heard that they were … Continue reading I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

This book was recommended to me after I read The Lost City of Z by David Grann, which I read a few years ago. It took me a couple years to read, but I'm glad I finally got to it, because it is such a fascinating book filled with historical details. Many reviews I read … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

I read...a lot. Anyone who has happened upon my blog will know this. And since I read a lot, I start to notice patterns. I've done several other posts on things that I like or that bother me in literature, but today I'm going to compare two types of books: a standalone and a series. … Continue reading Which One is Better: Series Or Standalone?

The Book Blogger Memory Challenge

A couple weeks ago, I came across this challenge on the web. I found it here, but when I tried to find the original creator, the link didn't work. I've probably never mentioned this one my blog, but I have an absolutely horrible memory. I have a great short-term memory, but if you ask me … Continue reading The Book Blogger Memory Challenge

Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I grew up watching and re-watching Jurassic Park, and it alone was motivation for my early fascination with dinosaurs. I remember collecting books and pictures about dinosaurs when I was seven or so. I eventually grew out of my fascination with those prehistoric creatures, but I still have a great fondness for this movie and … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

I've been writing for years, and have done so much research on how to write I'm rather surprised that my brain hasn't exploded already. However, along with all the amazing advice I have found, there has also been the advice that either I thought instantly was horrible or now that I am older I realize … Continue reading Writing Tips I Can’t Stand!

1984 Book Tag (Original)

For those who didn't know, today is the 70th anniversary of the publication of 1984 by George Orwell. It was published on June 8, 1949. I read this work earlier this year, and absolutely loved it, even if it is horribly depressing. However, since today is the 70th anniversary, I thought it would be fun … Continue reading 1984 Book Tag (Original)