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Book Recommendation Monday: Captive Queen

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

Speaking of one of my favorite medieval ladies. A novel of Eleanor of Aquitane and her tumultuous marriage to Henry II. How she was eventually locked away by her husband and how she supported her sons in open rebellion against Henry. You know, typical family drama.

Book Recommendation Monday: She-Wolves

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

History is fun! Empress Matilda, Isabella Of France, and my personal favorite, Eleanor of Aquitaine, among others, and their role as women of power before Elizabeth I.

TV Recommendation Monday: Harlots

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I took a two year break from this show because I just fell off watching new episodes weekly., but I've recently had the delight of binging all three seasons. It's the 1700s London and it is a turf war! A prostitute turf war. It's campy, depressing, and delightful all at once. Follow those Wells women as they square off against rival "bawds", devilish lords, and some truly giant skirts. I'm pretty sure it isn't being renewed for a fourth season, sadly.

Movie Recommendation Monday: Princess Mononoke

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

This is by far my favorite Studio Ghibli film. And it's not just because of the wolves. All the wolves. Like all of them. It's a tale as old as time. Progress destroys the forest. War threatens the old ways and the new. But Lady Eboshi is the most badass ever, so it evens out? Or something.

September Goals

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

August Goals:

-My only writing goal is to keep The Golden Girls blog going. I missed one and then the first one for September. I was just too busy or burnt out some weekends. I wrote over 80,000 words for freelance novellas/novels and short stories this month. This word count doesn’t include the blogs, which are usually about 2,000 words, so yea. Busy. All. The. Time.

-Try to actually read something out of the pile. The to-read pile can go frolic in a field and wait for me along with all my missing free time. I've been rereading LOTR for the 9th (10th?) time. I apparently just pretend I'll read other stuff.

September Goals:

-Survive? My MFA program starts September 23rd. I'm booked until February for freelance work, so I envision more skipped Golden Girls blogs in the future and a complete lack of sanity on my part. I complain, but I actually like the freelance work, it's just I have a shitty dayjob too.

-The final book in Kendare Blake's Three Dark Crowns series is out today! I preordered it and will be finishing it before classes start. I am really hoping plot armor doesn't keep Jules alive...

Also who named this series

Book 1: Three Dark Crowns

Book 2: One Dark Throne

Book 3: Two Dark Reigns

Book 4: Five Dark Fates

WHHHHHHHHY?! It looks like my books are out of order and I think this was done on purpose to annoy me. Personally. HarperTeen just wants to upset me.

Book Recommendation Monday: The Hobbit

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's an adventure of epic proportions! Bilbo Baggins leaves his comfortable Hobbit hole as the 14th member of a Dwarven mission to evict a squatter from their mountain. And he never lets the reader forget he'd rather be in his cozy hole. Also, Bombur, who is quite fat. Tolkien makes a point of mentioning how fat Bombur is 12 times and he's only mentioned about 15 times by name the whole book. 

Book Recommendation Monday: The Rise of Kyoshi

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This book is arguably for fans of the shows, The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The worldbuilding relies pretty heavily on people who watched the shows. But that said, this book is a fantastic addition to the canon. There's teases of what Kyoshi is capable on the shows, including the fact she earth bent an entire island into existent. This follows the story of how she discovered she was the Avatar and how she fell in with a group of criminals. I am very excited for the next book. 

August Goals

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

July Goals:

-Continue rom-com story Ha. Ha. That'd be nice. 


-Read three books in my to-be-read pile.  I started two books from my pile and they sucked so I reread The Hobbit and read Bridget Jones's Diary andThe Rise of Kyoshi. So I still read three, but my pile of to-be-read books remains large and in charge.

 August Goals:

-I have two long freelance projects that'll take me all month to finish. My only writing goal is to keep The Golden Girls blog going. I don't want to fall behind on my weekly updates like I did with my recommendation Mondays. 

-Try to actually read something out of the pile. 

Writing Services Now Available

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I have created a page for writing services. I'll ghostwrite, punch up, critique your story. Pop on over for details on what I offer. 

Book Recommendation Monday: The World of Thedas

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

If you took my advice so many weeks ago and played the Dragon Age games, you should know go out and read the World of Thedas books. The books take the history the games set up and bring it to the next level. The history of the Blight is expanded. The history of mages, the imperium, and Andraste paint a vivid picture that becomes the background for the games.