Personal issues

Today’s post is going to be short. I’m dealing with some personal issues right now, so even though I had a topic I intended to write about this week, I can’t focus enough to do it. There won’t be a post next week, either, though I hope to get things together enough the week after to start posting again. I’ll […]

Keeping Secrets

This post is going to have some spoilers about The Secrets He Kept, so if you haven’t read it yet and don’t want to read spoilers, you might want to save this post and read it later. In a review or two, and quite often when I speak with someone who’s read the book, a common comment or question is something […]

The loss of a musical royal

When I was a kid, I had this glass picture for years. It was a small glass square, with the cover from Purple Rain as the image that had been applied to it. I don’t remember where it came from for sure, though I imagine it was probably a gift from my parents. I loved Prince. I loved his music, his skill, […]

You say I'm unique like it's a bad thing!

I have a handful of friendships that have carried forward from my teenage and very early young adult years – people I’ve known since high school or the two years or so immediately after. One such friendship is with a man whom I’ve grown rather distant from in the last few years, as we have some extremely different views on […]

Mystery TV and movies

I read a wide variety of books – mysteries, thrillers, romance, history, and more. When it comes to TV and movies, I tend to watch what catches my fancy, which may or may not fit into a genre I read or ordinarily watch. I love watching a good mystery or thriller, though. I’m a huge fan of Criminal Minds, Elementary, […]

Keeping things in perspective

I didn’t write last week due to a family emergency. While the situation hasn’t really resolved, my involvement has lessened enough that I can mostly get back to life as usual. It was a good reminder of why I need to keep track of things like my word count, instead of just looking at how much I write on any […]

The best date I ever had

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, I was thinking about romance themed things I could write about this week. And I thought of this: the best date that I ever went on. First, let me tell you about the man who took me on this date. His name was Brian (or maybe he spelled it Bryan, I can’t remember […]

Dan Kolbet's visiting today to talk about his new book!

I am super excited to welcome Dan Kolbet to the blog today to talk about his new book, Better Not Love Me. I had the pleasure of reading this book, as well as the book that came before it, Don’t Wait For Me. Dan is, in his own words, an accidental romance author who writes some amazing books. Today, he’s talking about Better Not Love […]

Mourning the death of a familiar stranger

(Photo Credit: Steve Alexander (originally posted to Flickr as Glenn Frey) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) In recent days, we’ve lost famous names we all know: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey. Many of us have cried, or otherwise felt such deep sadness over their passing. Someone wondered why we mourn these people that we don’t know.  I think […]

Reading and exercising your brain

You may or may not realize this, but I’m a very introverted, shy person. I’m not comfortable in crowds, I don’t like being the center of attention (which is why I don’t have any video posts, although I am considering changing that), and given the choice, I’d rather stay home any day. Which is why reading is so vital to […]