With the end of June our 2017 reading year is officially half over! I’ve read 18 books so far this year, with piles of TBR and just bought stacking up everywhere (of course). PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report
My buddy Ellie di Julio sometimes does this thing where she lists the ton of cool stuff she's been up to lately. Since June is the last month in my academic calendar, I thought it'd be fun to flip back and review the year at a glance... June 2017 Vampire game Kushiel munch, made new … Continue reading Academic year in review, backwards
It was a strange experience to read the Divergent trilogy at the same time as watching The 100 at the same time as listening to the audiobook Cinder. All three give far-future versions of earth, and there are disturbing similarities. Every future earth has divisions of people: people who are judged better or worse than … Continue reading Dystopian Futures (Turned Political Rant)
In the last couple weeks, my life has turned unrecognizable. A friend died. I went on a trip. I caught a virus. And then I caught pink eye. For three of the four, I missed a lot of work: I forced myself to go back and start getting caught up during the virus because I'd … Continue reading May update
I decided I'd better take some time to slow things down. I've been doing too much lately, and it makes me distracted, scatter-brained, and generally less efficient. So I'm going to take the month of April to work on peace, calm, "simplify simplify simplify." What does this state look like for you? I'll check in … Continue reading A Slower Paced April
I have chosen the word HABITUAL because it sounds like the combination of HABIT and RITUAL. I would like to focus on establishing regular routines that help me be my best self. If you want help deciding on your Word of the Year for 2017, check out: http://www.susannahconway.com/word/ If you want to declare your Word … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year!
You've probably heard of the concept of selecting a word for the year, a way to focus your energy on some ultimate goal or feeling or idea. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I'm digging into the idea of it. Christine Kane wrote a cool blog post about it here, and breezing through … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year?
So what was tough, what was awesome, what surprised you? My proudest achievement this year was writing every single day, even if it was just 100-200 words on my phone. In previous years I allowed myself skip days and that really put the pressure on. But I found this year that I was motivated by … Continue reading Nano 2016 Review
Okay you guys, I seriously had no idea this was such a huge deal. I mean, I didn't know people were signing up and giving out prizes and and and -- it's all over the internet! Girlxoxo made the Master List #bookbloggers I decided which ones I thought I'd be able to successfully overlap. This … Continue reading Reading Challenges w Jobe
Yesterday night I attended a funeral. I wasn't directly connected to the person who passed; I was there to show my support for my friend who had been close to him. The person who died was only 34, the same age as me. It made me think a lot about time. I'm guilty of always … Continue reading Unfettered Friday w Jobe