Tag: reading

  • Death & sparkles

    Want to check out a cool, funny, cute kids graphic novel? Check out Death & Sparkles by Rob Justus! Death himself teams up with the last Unicorn on earth (who is also a huge social media star) and things get as crazy as you would imagine! Multiple trips to the unicorn afterlife, reptilian aliens who […]

  • Twittering Tales #125 – Empty Bed

    Here is the photo prompt and my entry for this week’s Twittering Tales writing challenge hosted by Kat Myrman: Olivia sat on the edge of her daughter’s unmade bed. She ran her fingers over the ridges and bulges of the white blankets. She leaned down to sniff the fluffy pillow at the head of the […]

  • January/February Book Subscription Boxes – Kids & Middle Grade

    Lately I’ve been trying random book subscription boxes just to try to figure out which one I want to get on a regular basis. For January/February, I tried the following two boxes: This first box was the January Book Drop subscription. I picked the middle grade option, although I was torn between that and the […]

  • Poetry – Malice

    This little poem was inspired by a middle grade book series called “Malice” by Chris Wooding. I liked the world that was created, and decided to capture just a bit of it in poetry (my favorite line is the “mushroom lamps” one): Malice By: Maranda Russell Take the evening train into the cavernous abyss. Light […]

  • Water is Back! 800+ Blog Followers! Awesome Book Series!

    Hey everyone! There were a few random things I wanted to share today. First, an update about my water heater situation….we now have hot water again! I can shower, I can brush my teeth, and I can flush the toilet again! Woo-wee!!! We are out almost $2,000 though, so that part really sucks. Secondly, I […]

  • Wordless Wednesday – Harry Potter Adult Coloring Book Pictures

  • Party Like It’s Your Birthday…

    Yesterday was my 36th birthday! I had a great day! My mother and her new husband, Bruce, took me and my husband out to eat at Perkins where I had some delicious spiced pear and cranberry waffles, then we went back to my house and visited for a while. Those of you who follow my […]

  • YA Book Review: “Without Tess” by Marcella Pixley

    “Without Tess”, written by Marcella Pixley, is one of the best YA novels I have read in a while. I rarely give books five stars when rating them, but this one I did. The story revolves around the main character (Lizzie), and her dead sister (Tess). Lizzie is the younger sister by a couple years […]

  • What is Your Great Work?

    Recently I was reading a book about glamour magic. I read a lot of books about paganism and mystical spiritual paths, because even though I consider myself an agnostic, I also believe there are many, many things we don’t understand and I enjoy delving into the mysteries and deeper meanings found in spirituality and mythology. […]

  • Vacations: A Harsh Reality of Chronic Illness

    Over the weekend my husband and I took a short vacation to Louisville, KY to celebrate our 15th anniversary and spend some quality time together. I did have a good time, but I must admit that I dread and sometimes even regret vacations just as much as I look forward to them. Why? Simple. Chronic […]