Thursday Writers w Jobe

I've been pretty excited by all the reading challenges lately but I haven't forgotten about writing, I promise. I have a local group that exchanges work every other week and meets every other week to critique each other's work, which I've dubbed Second Set, because it's always good to have a second set of eyes … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe


2017 – Personal Word of the Year!

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: If you want to declare your Word … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year!

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?

And now for something completely different…

Okay, y'all. I know this is a blog about the reading and writing of books. No one is telling anyone how to or how not to spend their money. If you borrow or trade books with friends, check out at the library, hit up the used book stores, the local bookstores, the big bookstores--that is … Continue reading And now for something completely different…

Did you guys know about Wordnik?

I almost completely forgot about Wordnik until it came up in conversation today. Similar to online dictionaries it provides the definition to any word you look up, but it additionally gives users the ability to favorite, make lists, even sponsor a word! It also provides current examples of your word in question as it is … Continue reading Did you guys know about Wordnik?

Reading Challenges w Jobe

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

Thursday Writers w Jobe

Recently I came across someone new-to-me, and that was Tomi Adeyemi. She gives this advice about daily writing, and has lots of other good advice, too! Has anyone tried this writing app, Avo, from Nicholas Charriere? It's dated 2016 but I can't seem to find it at the app store on my iPhone. The description of … Continue reading Thursday Writers w Jobe

Drawing to a Close

Everyone once in a while I like to draw attention to my favorite website for keeping track of book titles in the read, currently reading, and to-be-read pile: 50 Book Pledge. Plenty of people use GoodReads, and there's nothing wrong with that, but I prefer 50 Book Pledge because it has such a strong visual … Continue reading Drawing to a Close