I have never been one for New Year's resolutions. I'm not sure if that philosophy is due to my previous failings or some deeply rooted cynicism, but every year is the same: while everyone toasts to the new year and announces their goals, I stay silent. If I say anything at all, it's more of a hypothetical … Continue reading Reading List: Dumbledore’s Army Read-A-Thon
This year's election has been one of the most divisive, tumultuous races in recent history. Many of us are still battling shock, fear, or a sinister combination of the two--but we are determined to keep fighting. While petitions and protests have dominated my Facebook feed, I have also heard the rally cry of my fellow … Continue reading Words, Words, Words
Due to my overactive imagination, there are some days when I have thousands of ideas for blog entries, article pitches, and stories. In the literary world, this is a blessing--but lately, it doesn't feel that way. Call it procrastination or laziness if you must, but it doesn't change the fact that I often feel frustrated and overwhelmed because I … Continue reading A Poem/A Prayer
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am slightly obsessed with the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. Judging from the amount of people I see every day following Lure Modules and traveling to various gyms across town, you might also be a Pokémon Trainer--and if that's the case, then this is the post for you, my friend. … Continue reading Book Tag: Pokémon Go!
I have always dreamed of having my own library. You know what I'm talking about: stacks upon stacks of books, with ladders to reach the highest shelves and a cozy spot to curl up and get lost in other worlds. In other words, the kind of library that the Beast gave to Belle. And so, when e-books entered the … Continue reading The Death of the So-Called ‘Death of Reading’
At some point or another, all aspiring writers are told that it's a less than glamorous life, and that we will face countless rejections over the course of their lifetime. We are told it is very difficult to make a living as a writer, and if we do manage to pull it off, there isn't much … Continue reading Why I Write
Since my last entry, I have clearly fallen short of my blogging goals. What can I say? Life happens. A couple weeks ago, I traveled back to my lovely Missouri to see my cousin graduate college; last weekend, I attended a wedding, got to see some dear friends, and met new ones in the process. This holiday weekend, I'm headed … Continue reading Summer Reading