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Book Recommendation Monday: Black Beauty

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I read this book a lot as a kid. Probably once a year for several years running. I loved it. It was one of my favorite books for a really long time. It's a good book about treating animals well because they have feelings and aren't just around to do backbreaking labor for people. I didn't know until about three years ago I was reading an abridged version as a kid. There are a...

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TV Show Recommendation Monday: The Legend of Korra

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

The sequel series to Avatar. Korra is the new Avatar and she has to live up to the the example Aang set. The characters are older than in ATLA, so there's more teen melodrama. However, Korra is a great lead. She's more stubborn and impulsive than Aang, but she's delightful and grows over the course of four seasons overcoming anti-benders, anarchists, ...

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April Goals

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey, hey! New month new goals.

March Goal Recap:

-We are simply not going to talk about the March goals. It's just a black hole on the calendar

April Goals:

-It's Camp NaNoWriMo and that means I get to set the goal. For me that's 60k. Which...

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TV Show Recommendation Monday: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Posted on April 1, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

If you haven't seen The Last Airbender, get off Facebook right now and watch it! Avatar is a beautifully plotted and animated show that takes the hero trope and turns it on its head. Aang and the rest of Team Avatar are an amazingly well-developed group of characters. Zuko and Azula are two of the best, deep villains I've ever seen. Uncle Iroh is everything. If ...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Dear America

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm a writer because of Dear America and the American Girl books. Which is funny since I don't write historical fiction. But I started writing because of these books. They're not all winners, but some, like this one, prove that just because it's for a younger audience doesn't mean history has to be cleaned up. Anetka is brought to America by her father to marry hi...
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Book Recommendation Monday: Wonder Woman, the New 52

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This whole story line is pretty fantastic. Greek gods doing Greek god things to mess up everyone's life. Plus Wonder Woman, so all things I like to read. There's plenty of twists and turns as WW tries to protect a young woman from the wrath of the gods. And bonus points Hera isn't portrayed as just a vengeful wife, she gets to be more than the villain she always is.
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Movie Recommendation Monday: Jurassic Park

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I'll watch it forever without shame. Dinosaurs? Check. Jeff Goldbum? Check. A killer soundtrack? Check. CGI that totally holds up and kickass puppets? Check and check. Jurassic World should have been about someone finding that Barbarsol can Dennis dropped in the mud.

Book Recommendation Monday: Macbeth

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Prophecy, usurpers, thanes, MURDER! This is my favorite Shakespeare play. It's filled to the brim with ghosts and betrayal and men not born of women. And Lady Macbeth's descent into madness it still one of my favorite scenes in a play ever. 

March 2019 - Reading/Writing Goals

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

What a sucky month. February is pretty barf all around.

So I failed my writing goals for February. They were as follows:

- Finish the 3rd draft of my WIP The Rose. Ha nope.

- Work on 6,000 of a ...

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Book Recommendation Monday: 10th Anniversary Calvin and Hobbes

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I could recommend so many Calvin and Hobbes books, all of them infact. But this one has so many interesting notes from Bill Watterson about his process, inspiration, and even some stories about the publishing process involved with the comic. Who doesn't love Calvin and Hobbes? An overly imaginative 6 year old with his best friend/stuffed tiger? Who can resist...

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