(turn and face the strange) ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Hi, friends. It's been a while. I know I have said this before, but it really has been a while. I think I was trying to do too much. I wanted to write about everything. I was sick of trying to define my brand and unsuccessfully marketing Quills and Crystals. I loved my blog, but … Continue reading (turn and face the strange) ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Book Review: Odd Spirits by S.T. Gibson

Note: I received an advance reader copy of Odd Spirits from the author in exchange for a book review.  It takes a lot of commitment to make a marriage between a ceremonial magician and a chaos witch work, but when a malevolent entity takes up residence in Rhys and Moira’s home, their love will be … Continue reading Book Review: Odd Spirits by S.T. Gibson

a few announcements (and a confession)

Hello, my loves! It's been a while, hasn't it? Over a month, in fact. I've read that in order to be a successful blogger, you should post on a regular basis. Welp. I have broken that rule many times.  But the blogging gods are obligated to forgive my absence, because I have some pretty damn … Continue reading a few announcements (and a confession)

Read and Resist: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Warning: this review contains spoilers.  Young adult fiction has always been my favorite. Not only does … Continue reading Read and Resist: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

This book review was originally published on katiegilgour.com.  Note: As a member of the Launch Team, I received an advance reader copy from the publisher.  Inspired: Slaying Giants Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again One Woman’s Journey Back to Loving the Bible If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, … Continue reading Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

The Paris of the South

I'm lucky enough to have more than one best friend, and I'm even luckier to count my mom among them. I know it sounds cliché (especially on Mother's Day) but it's true. We do all the typical mother-daughter things: I call her when I'm angry and need to vent, and I call her just to … Continue reading The Paris of the South

Read and Resist: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! I did not know much about The Hate U Give when it was released, but I … Continue reading Read and Resist: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

i heart new york

No other place has quite pulled at my heart like New York. My love for the sprawling, impossible city started with a key chain.  Dad had just returned from a business trip; it was lucky, really, because I was still at that age where I selfishly expected gifts from my parents when they traveled without us. When … Continue reading i heart new york

Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Welcome to Read and Resist, a blog series where I review books that amplify marginalized voices and address social justice issues. This includes fiction and non-fiction books (especially #OwnVoices), so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!   If you find the title "Tranny" a little shocking, you aren't alone. Like any good LGBTQIA+ … Continue reading Read and Resist: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Thoughts and Prayers

I was a freshman in high school when I first considered the possibility of a school shooting. Someone had made an off-handed remark about shooting his classmates. Regardless of his intention--a failed attempt at dark humor, or maybe deeply-rooted cynicism-- it was received as it should have been: seriously, and as a threat to our … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers