God Is Not In Your Phone

Procrastination is one of my specialties. I am very good at it. It is something I do often. Day after day, I try to fight it, but it always comes back to me. Plans and lists fall by the wayside. I lose days and hours, every intention falls leisurely from my mind. My eyes are…

From You the Flowers Grow

Whether you’re an artist, a writer, or creative mind, it can be difficult at times to find illumination in a world overflowing with darkness. We look for inspiration in a word, in a thought, an image, or in a song. We search for it everywhere, underneath every hiding spot, even in the oddest of places….

Audiobooks

I’ve never really liked audiobooks. They’re just not my thing. Over the years, I’ve tried to establish a connection, but my multiple attempts at coupling never yielded any sparks. My most recent expedition was mildly successful, but I think that was just because it was Outlander. Still, a partnership was never formed. It’s a wonderful…

Currently Reading: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

I’ve been wanting to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for some time now. I’ve heard so many great things about it. There are just some books you know you’re going to like even before you read them. I’ve just finished chapter one and I’m thoroughly intrigued. A story about fame, fortune, and forbidden love?…

Always Lonely & I Could Fall In Love…

She was fashioned by darkness, cruel and twisted, a patchwork of poetry and song.  She walks among hateful demons and sorrowful, weeping ghosts, leaving no footprints in the spongy moss. Nurtured by warmth, she is bathed in stardust and starlight, a chaotic creation of mother earth. She lives atop a mighty tree, but crawls and…

Read Everything

When we start a new book there are certain things we look for, certain things we expect: What are the characters like? Are they likable or relatable in any way? Are they characters you want to shout at and cheer for? What about the story? Is it entertaining? Does it enthrall you? Does it move…

Book Review: Three Dark Crowns (Books 1, 2, 3, & 4)

When I first began reading the Three Dark Crowns series, I thought it too straightforward and simple. It’s true that the writing is clear-cut and not very elaborate, but the world building is illustrious. However, it lacks any intricate visual cues to truly see it in your minds eye. I had no trouble believing the…

I Like People Who’ve Seen Some Darkness

I don’t know why, but Florence Welch has the uncanny ability to put whichever emotions I’m feeling into flawless words or epic songs. She’s written something for every appropriate occasion. This poem from Useless Magic makes me think of myself and my writing. I tend to lean toward the strange and supernatural in my stories,…

TBR (February 2020)

I’ve started reorganizing my bookshelves. I’ve accumulated so many books recently, they’ve become scattered, piled high and haphazardly. They’ve spilled over onto tabletops and little segments of floor, forcing me to purchase additional bookcases. I haven’t gotten very far in to the process yet, removing only my souvenirs, picture frames, and numerous knickknacks. I’ve just…

Currently Reading: Five Dark Fates

I felt like I hadn’t picked up a book in ages, so I decided to start Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake this morning. This is the fourth and final book in the Three Dark Crowns series. I didn’t get a chance to read for very long, but I’m already on Page 55 of 443….

January Book Haul

January Book Haul 💜 The month isn’t quite over yet, but I couldn’t contain my excitement. I had to share this with you now. Look at the new books I got! 💜 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Official Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set…

I ❤️ Books

Looking back on my teenage years, I can’t remember having a strong relationship with books. Sure, I liked to read, but I rarely read for fun. Mostly, I read what stories and books my school required me to. Shakespeare was a constant presence during that time, but the classics never appealed that much to me,…