March Reads in Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth This is the third and final book of the Divergent trilogy, and it is similar to its first two predecessors in being a thrilling, fast-paced read full of action and good, sparse writing. It took me a couple tries to jump back in, however, because the author does something in this book she … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer This book, which I experienced via audiobook, led me in several directions. For the first full disk (1 of 8) I didn't like the writing style or the voice acting. I thought it was subpar, and I wasn't sure if the book would be worth my time to finish. Somewhere in the … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

In March, the first book I finished was Lost Girls by Alan Moore, illustrated by Melinda Gebbie. THIS BOOK IS XXX-RATED SUPER TABOO SMUT EROTICA PORNOGRAPHY full of GAY SEX, GROUP SEX, and INCEST! So definitely don't look into this title if that is not what you want to read. That said, this is a … Continue reading March Reads in Review

February Reads in Review

Didn't think I'd make it through one more book before the month was out but I did! Book No. 6 My sixth finished book was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This was one of those books and then movies that was all the rage and I kept meaning to but never picked up until now. OMG … Continue reading February Reads in Review

February Reads in Review

A new month, a new batch! Book No. 3 My third finished book was The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey. This book was super fast-paced and exciting, so it's no surprise that this book is being made into a movie! I'll definitely be doing a compare and contrast once it's out and … Continue reading February Reads in Review

January Reads in Review

In addition to my modest book reading last month, I was also reading a lot of political articles, and signing a lot of petitions. If you live in America like me, you might feel like the whole country has gone crazy lately! Whatever your soap box, I encourage you to stand up for what you … Continue reading January Reads in Review

January Reads in Review

I am a notoriously slow reader, so don't be too disappointed in my modest two finished books for this first month of reading. I've read about a million otomé romance novels on my phone but they don't count as books since you play them as phone games. Oops! Book No. 1 My first finished book for … Continue reading January Reads in Review

Best of 2016 from NPR

I adore looking at book covers, which is one of many reasons I prefer 50 Book Pledge to its mainstream counterpart Goodreads (but of course I have accounts with both). NPR put out a "best of" list of books from 2016, and it does not disappoint. You'll find a multitude of represented genres here, from romance … Continue reading Best of 2016 from NPR

Writing Prompts: Memoir Edition! w Jobe

David RM totally rocks!!! Get random writing prompts every time you refresh the page! My first few included" "My life is made up of seconds," "perfect job," and (one that really got me writing) "A list of electronic devices owned over the years." I used this fantastic site throughout Nano and plan to use it … Continue reading Writing Prompts: Memoir Edition! w Jobe

In Search of the Ultimate Writing App: Reviews by Jobe

I decided it was time to check out free writing apps and determine the best one or ones to use. Originally I meant to do this for/before Nano, but it's just a good thing to know in general, too. Below are the ones I liked best. Writer: write a book, write a story This app gets points … Continue reading In Search of the Ultimate Writing App: Reviews by Jobe