Tag/Meme · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Spring TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ten Books On My Spring TBR

  1. Hello? by Liza Weimer
  2. The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon
  3. The Rise of the Discordant books 1, 2, and 3 by Christina McMullen
  4. Magic-Price by C.L. Schneider
  5. Second Position by Katherine Locke

And since I’m behind on the #RockMyTBR challenge, the last three go towards it.

  1. Relentless by Karen Lynch
  2. Stupid Girl by Cindy Miles
  3. The In-Betweener by Ann Christy
Personal · This Week's Five!

This Week’s Five!!!


Oops, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! Here are five good things from the past week (or so):

  1. I am REALLY enjoying my gardening project. I’m blogging/vlogging the progress, I hope you’ll check it out!
  2. IT IS SPRING BREAK, BABY! As a teacher’s wife, this is very exciting!
  3. After several unsatisfying books, I’m happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer, review to come this week.
  4. It has rained all week. I’m looking forward to some sunshine, due tomorrow.
  5. I loved The Island by S. Usher Evans. Request it on NetGalley or pre-order it now! I mean now! Oh, and I’ve seen a draft of The Chasm. You need to start preparing now. Stockpile the comfort foods and things you can throw across the room. (This has been my other exception to less-than-satisfactory books this year.)

So, how was your week?

Resource Review · writing

[Writing] Dialogue – The Basic Mechanics

[Writing] A Byers Editing Blog Series for Writers, Inspiring confidence and imparting the skills for success

I have previously admitted to having some issues with dialogue, and I thought it would be useful to have all my reminders in the same place, so why not share those with you? My problem mostly comes with capitalization, and it gets tiring to keep looking these up. Frankly, while there are some sites I like, I don’t like having to sort through a bunch of places to find what I’m looking for. Continue reading “[Writing] Dialogue – The Basic Mechanics”

Garden · Personal

Gardening with Julia – An Update (2)

Hello there! Here’s how the garden is looking a week since the last update

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Garden · Personal

Gardening with Julia – First Planting! Carrots, Lettuce, and Spinach

Haha, oops. Sorry guys. This was supposed to go up two weeks ago…

I’m starting my first plants!

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Stacking the Shelves · Tag/Meme

Stacking the Shelves – March 6

Stacking the Shelves

Hello there! Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Usually a weekly meme, mine seem to pop up more on a monthly basis. These are the books I’ve acquired since the February edition. (Links to Goodreads)


Restless by G.S. Jennsen

Hello? by Liza Wiemer

The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon

Splitsville and You Wish by Christina McMullen

The Call to Search Everwhen by Chess Desalls

Tea and Madness by C. Streetlights

Justice Calling by Annie Bellet

Monochrome by H.M. Jones

Broken Pieces: A Memoir of Abuse by Rachel Thompson


Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Until Beth by Lisa Amowitz

Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Available to Chat by Jacy Sutton

Wow. Compared to the last StS, this month has been quite mild!

Guest · Uncategorized

Book Blitz – Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall

Deirdre Riordan Hall
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: March 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Run fast and run far, unless you’re fearless. Unless you’re courageous. I’m not, but I’d like to be.

Pearl Jaeger is seventeen and homeless after drugs, poverty, and addiction unraveled the life she shared with JJ, her formerly glamorous rock star mother.

This moment of happiness is fleeting; someone will take it from me.

When tragedy brings a chance to start over at an elite boarding school, she doesn’t hesitate. Yet the only salvation comes from an art teacher as troubled as Pearl, and she faces the stark reality that what she thought she wanted isn’t straightforward.

I trace the outline of my reflection in a window. I am no more than a replica of my mother. This is not the self-portrait I want to paint.

Through the friendships she forms at school—especially with Grant, a boy who shows Pearl what it means to trust and forgive—she begins to see a path not defined by her past. But when confronted with the decision to be courageous or to take the easy way forged by her mother’s failures, which direction will Pearl choose?

Goodreads / Amazon

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