2017 In Review: My Year In Books

In a year marked by tragedy—both personal and political—I turned to books, as usual, for solace, answers, escape, and laughter. I had set out to read 20 books in 2017 (I'd forgotten about this goal until I recently logged into my Goodreads account) and ended up reading only eight books. Better luck next year! Despite... Continue Reading →

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Be Brilliant At It

“The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside us while we live.” -Norman Cousins  Several years ago, a friend loaned me his copy of Words I Wish I Wrote, compiled by Robert Fulgham. As a young professional, not too far removed from my idealistic liberal arts college days, my mind was... Continue Reading →

Does It Really Matter What Books We Read?

Last week, writer Ruth Graham published a piece in Slate Magazine slamming adults for wanting to read young adult novels saying they “should feel embarrassed about reading literature written for children.” She laments that adults who spend their time reading young adult novels are wasting their time because they're missing out on the literary novels written for adults. Graham... Continue Reading →

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Today marks my three-year blogiversary. Quite a milestone, if I may say so! I'd actually forgotten the exact date I took the plunge into the blogosphere until today when my WordPress account prompted to renew my expiring domain name (something I have to do annually). Three years ago today, I bought my own domain name and... Continue Reading →

Reading Ray Bradbury

My first encounter reading Ray Bradbury came in the sixth grade, when my teacher had us read "All Summer in a Day." This story became an instant favorite of mine. I often wondered what it would be like to only see the sun once every seven years, especially during streaks of particularly grey weather. I... Continue Reading →

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where do your best ideas come from? I always get my ideas for my next blog post or piece of fiction while in the middle of doing something else. As of late, the shower, the treadmill, and my bed have been my greatest sources for finding inspiration for writing. It’s in these places that the... Continue Reading →

A Work in Progress

As many of you know, I’ve been hounding away at my NaNoWriMo novel and I’ve been sharing my progress in a series of posts in the books section of the Huffington Post. Some of you have been asking if I will let you read the story when it is done (and I will), but I... Continue Reading →

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