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…

Movie Review: Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Fearless, feminist icon and glamorous lady detective, Phryne Fisher, has returned from an extended hiatus for an all-new, high-flying adventure. Rejoice! Our favorite flapper is back. The Crypt of Tears was announced over two years ago as Miss Fisher’s first feature film. The movie was entirely funded by Phryne’s fiercest admirers and was supposed to…

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?…

One Short Day

If I could spend one day with any fictional character . . . As I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, I noticed I wasn’t alone and I definitely wasn’t in my small, sparse bedroom. Too much sun filtered in through the towering windows and there was a thick grove of sage-green trees outside them….

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….

His Dark Materials

It’s been over a month since the season finale of His Dark Materials, but I’m still not over it. I can’t move on. I need to talk to you about it. I want to connect, to see if you have similar feelings about the series. First off, let me confess, I haven’t read the books….