Between June and December of this year I'll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master's degree. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can't write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can… Continue reading On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without
On this day in 1925, Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. Today, in honor of her life, I've decided to try and put down on paper why she has recently become one of the authors I admire most. It's actually been fairly difficult to pin down why exactly I love her writing so much.… Continue reading A Tribute to Flannery O’Connor
It's hard to imagine, but it's that time of year again--the time when I add all of my textbooks to my "read" list and see how far I've gotten. I've written about textbooks on the blog before (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016), so this will be a nice addition to the collection. I'll be honest--this is… Continue reading Textbooks Fall 2016
Happy Saturday! It's been quite a while since I've had a new book review to post, but I'm thrilled to share today's review of Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Let's not talk about HOW BEHIND I am on my 50 books for the year--this will be book 37, so I'm about six books behind. Anyways, let's… Continue reading Bird by Bird
Today I am excited to introduce a new series of guest posts! Each month, I'll be asking one of my friends to share with you a book that has been meaningful to them in some way. It might be their favorite book, a book they never expected to love, or a book that shaped them… Continue reading Words with Friends: Laura McCoy
This week, I'll be posting a lot about children's books. It's summer time, and if your kids are home from school you might be looking for something to keep them entertained. On a rainy day like today, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book. My goal for the next few posts is to share… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Kate DiCamillo
At midnight tonight my last project of the semester is due and I will be finished with my first year of grad school! It's always nice to add my textbooks to my book list at the end of the semester. Here's a quick look at the books I've been reading since January. Advanced Fiction Writing… Continue reading Textbooks Spring 2016
One of the fun things about writing this blog is coming up with creative ways to display and share my love of books. In my last post I wrote about how I'd been revamping the Book Fifty Instagram page. Today, I decided to share some other thoughts about Instagram in blog post format.
It's been a long time since I've read one of those fiction books that makes you stay up past your bedtime reading. The Fiddler's Gun is one of those books. The novel is set during the American Revolution, and it involves, among many other things, orphans, pirates, Redcoats, fiddles, and buried treasure. Sounds like a good story right out of the gate, if you ask me!
Every now and then I like to find my favorite quotes on a given topic and share them with you. Since we're in the midst of winter storm Jonas, I thought I'd share some snow quotes. It seems like every story that takes place in winter time has some lofty description of the snow. As… Continue reading Passages: Snow Edition