Book Review: Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Forkin Bohannon

What this book is about:  This super perky book glorifies the Beginner and all the beautiful advantages that come from being a beginner who knows absolutely nothing about what you're trying to do. What I liked:  The Tone. It's super conversational but doesn't sacrifice heart, passion, meaning, depth, or anything else one loves about these … Continue reading Book Review: Beginner’s Pluck by Liz Forkin Bohannon

Book Review: Something Needs to Change by David Platt

What the book is about:  David Platt takes on an abbreviated week-long journey with him through the Himalayas. He shares heart-wrenching stories of need and poverty and beautiful stories of life change and hope. And in the midst of it all, he walks us through his own personal faith challenge on the journey. What I … Continue reading Book Review: Something Needs to Change by David Platt

Book Review: Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree (And GIVEAWAY!)

What this book is about:  This nonfic is packed full of info, charts, tips, and tricks to organize and schedule life so that it's full. And not in the jam-packed every moment, but in the emotionally full and satisfying sense. What I liked:  The VAST quantity of resources in this book. Wow! There are charts, … Continue reading Book Review: Take Back Your Time by Morgan Tyree (And GIVEAWAY!)

How word sprints are saving my novel

Sounds a bit dramatic, eh? Sometimes the truth has some drama. I've been reading a few books lately (reviews forthcoming, yes, they are already scheduled) and they've presented some rather radical ideas. Okay, maybe the ideas aren't all that radical, but they ARE what I've needed to hear. Too often, motivational books/speakers/etc talk about DREAMING … Continue reading How word sprints are saving my novel

Book Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about:  Book 2 of the Stormlight Archive! We meet back up with all our (still alive) friends from book 1 to continue the Saga of moving the world from its broken state to what it could be when the Radiants return! What I liked:  Consistency. If Sanderson is nothing else, he … Continue reading Book Review: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

A bit of a break

Whew!! I just realized that I kind of disappeared for two weeks. Sorry about that. When life starts back up at the beginning of the school year, it really starts with a bang, doesn't it? I've got a few new book reviews coming up of books I REALLY enjoyed, so I'm excited to share some … Continue reading A bit of a break

Book Review: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

What This Book Is About:  Kings of the Wyld follows a group of now old men, the once-renowned band Saga, as they travel across the whole world (it seems) to rescue the daughter of one of the band members. What I liked about it:  This book is so wonderful - I liked the characters, I … Continue reading Book Review: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

Book Review: Wild Worlds (Crash Course) by Mitch Larkins

What this book is about:  This LitRPG novel follows Uriel and Bairn as their lives collide and they end up needing each other to survive, at least for a little while. Uriel is super secretive about her life and Bairn, well, he talks too much and struggles to level up. It's only his engineering skills … Continue reading Book Review: Wild Worlds (Crash Course) by Mitch Larkins

Working through The Artist’s Way

I'm already on week 4 of working through the creativity course The Artist's Way. I had grand plans of giving weekly updates as I worked through it, but somehow it's never seemed to work for me to get the darn thing written on a Tuesday night or Wednesday morning (and clearly it didn't work for … Continue reading Working through The Artist’s Way

Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

What this book is about:  Red Rising follows Darrow, one of a vast community of lowReds living and dying beneath the surface of Mars, slaving to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. Darrow is a Helldiver, married to Eo, content to live a happy life alongside her, but Eo has other plans. Soon, Darrow finds … Continue reading Book Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown