Consciousness Streams: Book Hangovers

"I read a book one day and my whole life was changed." --Orhan Pamuk   I closed my book. Done. Finished. Around me, everyone carried on, going about their day as if my life hadn't just shifted. I suppose it was unnoticeable to anyone else but me, but I felt it, like a current in... Continue Reading →

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Book Haul: June 2018

Wow, what a month! I read eight books this month, putting me eight books ahead of my Goodreads Reading Challenge. This is great, as it's a good fall back should I have another bad reading month like March or May. Oh! I do have some big news as well! A publisher is interested in my... Continue Reading →

Book Haul: May 2018

So May was a bit slower in terms of reading. I had a busy month what with traveling back down to Mississippi for a wedding and then also working my butt off. Because of that, I haven't had much time to get a lot of reading in, only reading two this month, but I'm still... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Baby Teeth

I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Ah, Zoje Stage. I would say "you've done it again" if this wasn't your first novel. Baby Teeth was an absolute masterpiece of manipulation and terror, a constant flip-flopping back and forth between being on Hanna's side and being on... Continue Reading →

Consciousness Streams: Jackson

Something about road trips is so freeing. Getting into the car in the early morning, trunk full of suitcases and pillows, the open road ahead of you and the entire day to drive, imbues me with this sense of absolute freedom. The morning I left for Jackson, Mississippi—returning to the state that had been my... Continue Reading →

Give Me Summer

I drove to work this morning, teeth chattering, waiting for my car to heat up. The temperature was in the low thirties--far too low for April, I thought bitterly. April is my birth month, so it always felt like mine, but this year it had been so cold, going as far as to snow earlier... Continue Reading →

Book Haul: April 2018

I said April would be a better month for reading, and I was right! This month, I read seven books and am on my eighth, putting the tally for my Goodreads' Challenge of fifty books read in a year at seven books ahead of schedule! I'm feeling good, and now I have a great backup... Continue Reading →

Consciousness Streams: Stagnation

The wallpaper on my desktop is a blue sky overshadowed by a bough of branches bearing pink flowers. The definition of spring. Outside, the sky is overcast, muggy gray and drizzling--"spitting" as they say in England. I feel waterlogged, but not in a good way, not in the summer beach way where you're covered in... Continue Reading →

April

"It's April already?" I've heard so many people--at home, work, church--relay this sentiment, as if time has conspired to pass us by quicker than expected. 2018 is four months in, and perhaps for those who've accomplished little, the months have stood still, but I am among those who have watched them fly by. I have... Continue Reading →

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