Writing Prompt – Think of your strongest childhood memory…

I started my writing class this week!! It’s Creative Nonfiction Writing by Gotham Writers and I’m incredibly excited to start it. In between the weekly class I’ll be practice my writing with prompts on here. This is a prompt that was used for a 15 min free write during class and I thought I wouldContinue reading “Writing Prompt – Think of your strongest childhood memory…”

Popsugar #10 – A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast or online book club

Am I your favorite book blog yet?? If I am, then anything that I recommend could be used! Easy, right?!? Until I started my blogging/content creation adventure, I never realized how many book blogs and vlogs there are out there. I think it’s great! So many people coming together and writing or talking about soContinue reading “Popsugar #10 – A book recommended by your favorite blog, vlog, podcast or online book club”

Popsugar #9 – A book with a map

There are many, many choices for this one, across genres too. A lot of authors make the choice to include a map to make it easier on the reader to follow along with where places are in relation to each other. I just finished Percy Jackson #4, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and am readingContinue reading “Popsugar #9 – A book with a map”

Popsugar #8 – A book with an upside down image on the cover

I haven’t read for this one yet. I was originally planning on reading The Outsider by Stephen King, but it’s over 500 pages and I’m competing against my husband right now… so I need short or fast reads!! During the lockdown, Colleen Hoover offered a handful of her books, in ebook format, for free, andContinue reading “Popsugar #8 – A book with an upside down image on the cover”

Deep Play – Book Review

I was not a fan. Deep Play was written by Dianne Ackerman, published April 1999 by Random House. In chapter six, she mentions that poetry is where she started and you can tell. Words are her medium and she wields the brush with a heavy hand. Because of that, I did not enjoy the book.Continue reading “Deep Play – Book Review”

Popsugar #7 – The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed

First, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since the last post that I wrote on the Popsugar reading challenge prompts… it seriously seems like just yesterday. Maybe it is fate to write this one, the 7th prompt, on the 7th day of the month… This is entirely a personal prompt and I’ve readContinue reading “Popsugar #7 – The first book you touch on a shelf with your eyes closed”

Dreams from My Father – Book Review

If you had told me eight years ago that I would one day read one of Obama’s books, I would have told you that you were full of shit. I voted for Romney. I voted for McCain four years prior to that. I was proud to be a Republican although I’ve never believed in oneContinue reading “Dreams from My Father – Book Review”

A Burning – Book Review – No Spoilers

This is an “own voices” book. A Burning was written by Megha Majumdar and published June 2020 by Knopf Books. Megha Majumdar was born in Kolkata, India and moved to the US to go to college. She’s an immigrant. In the book, the characters never immigrate to the US but they are all from theContinue reading “A Burning – Book Review – No Spoilers”

Happy 4th of July

It’s a holiday weekend in the US… Independence Day. This may be a bit of a rambling post… I challenged myself to write daily this month. Doesn’t matter what it’s about, the goal is to get into the habit of writing. I thought about writing a book review, since I just finished The Audacity ofContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”

What the Wind Knows – Book Review – No Spoilers

What a beautiful book. So, so beautiful. This book will definitely be in my top 10 books for the year. My mom found this book and suggested it for our in real life book club. I totally forgot to read it until the week prior to when we were meeting… socially distancing meeting in person.Continue reading “What the Wind Knows – Book Review – No Spoilers”