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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

Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

What the book is about:  This book, set in India, takes a hard look at caste systems, how they work, how they dehumanize in both directions, and how either finds in way in at the most desperate of times or leaves altogether. The book follows the lives of four individuals whose paths cross at a … Continue reading Book Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Book Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about:  The Way of Kings is book 1 of The Stormlight Archives. It's a struggle to describe because the book is massive and covers a huge scope, but to take from Brandon's own website, it's a book of characters and how the changing world forces them to act in either good … Continue reading Book Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

What this book is about: When Epics start showing up, ordinary people have no chance. David has spent half his life, all the time since Calamity, plotting how to kill Steelheart, the Epic who murdered his father. The problem is that no one knows Steelheart's weakness, not even the Reckoners, the underground group responsible for … Continue reading Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

What this book is about:  Sixteen year olds Arthur and Ben have a chance meeting at a post office in New York one day in this queer teen romance. Ben disappears when a flash mob shows up, and Arthur finally takes matters into his own hands to hunt down Box Boy. Of course, Arthur is … Continue reading Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

What this book is about:  Jamie dives into the world of mothering as an introvert. She examines how the constant giving of motherhood uniquely affects those who are introverted and offers to help restore and guide introverted moms into their best mothering place. What I liked:  It's a book about introverts! It's written well, packed … Continue reading Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

Book Review: Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker

What this book is about:  This is a writing book by a writer FOR writers. Libbie breaks down the way to outline books for faster, better writing. It's a short book, but she packs in so much information, I can hardly even believe it. What I liked:  Jam-packed with practical information and the understanding that … Continue reading Book Review: Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker