Long lost friends


Have you ever read a story and felt like you knew an intimate part of the author? In sharing their ideas and characters with us, authors build a bond of unspoken friendship. Just think about it, an author can spend years to a lifetime creating a character(s) whom readers will come to know more deeply…

A Journey with Shakespeare


Why, hellooooo there. I don't think I have ever gone on this long of a hiatus since I started my blog. I've been battling my perfectionism demons and my online summer classes ( seriously online and summer should never be in a sentence together, talk about horror!). Tomorrow I end my battle with these classes…

Writer’s Confidence Block


About a month ago I challenged myself to start trying new things- at least one thing once a week. I said I would post every week to keep everyone updated on all the new adventures I partook in. Well, I wouldn't say I have failed my challenge- but I have learned that even for someone…

Eat, Pray, Love, [write]


One of my favorite books of all time is "Eat, Pray, Love." When I first picked up this book I was really unsure if I would like it, let alone that it would have a great impact on my life. That all sounds like really grand statements I am sure, but I wholeheartedly mean them.…

Blogging Nomination


Now that finals are over (hooray!!), I can focus on real-life instead of that foggy place called academia. Hopefully, I can also focus on one of my favorite things to do- writing in my little corner of the blogisphere. So, I am very excited to have been nominated for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" from http://lilypetal91.wordpress.com/.…

Tid-bits to share


I found this lovely cartoon called "Literary Life" by Posy Simmonds on Kate Morton's blog (who just so happens to be one of my favorite contemporary authors-My Kate Morton Post). I thought it was too funny and wanted to share. I also found out that there is a documentary called "The Pixar Story" that came…

My Originality Conflict


My book list is constantly growing. In fact, it is ridiculous. I am constantly scribbling down books professors suggest or ramble off during class, as well as things I come across in my reading for my english classes, blog book reviews, and my own avid curiosity to find good reads. But then I read something today…

And it hit me


; Sometimes I think I over-complicate everything. But something that really hit me over the head today (which I had heard on numerous occasions before, but it obviously never hit me hard enough) is that in all things, you just have to do it. In my fiction writing class there is this theme that is…

Scrambling for words


For my twenty-first birthday this year, the exciting thing I did was get to pick out some books at Hastings. This may seem sort of depressing for a twenty-first birthday but I really enjoyed just lounging around Hastings with my boyfriend and acting like a child in a candy store (or a Kassie in a…