September and Such

September! What a month, school's started and fall is supposed to be coming. (It hasn't. It wasn't even cold the day I took this picture with my hot latte and sweater. I just like to walk around pretending the leaves are changing colors and the weather is below 70. You feel?) Not much has occurred in... Continue Reading →

May 1933

In the May of 1933, German students gathered in universities to burn literature deemed "offensive" to the Third Reich. This is a vignette I wrote about this event. ~ The night wrapped its dark embrace around the students, enshrouding them despite the glowering flames. Their shouts pierced the crackle of the fire. Each shout and... Continue Reading →

Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

*furiously wipes tears from eyes* Nope. No. No really, I'm not crying. *distant wailing from back of the car.* I promise you that isn't me. That was me. I finished The Book Thief  in the car surrounded by my family so having an emotional breakdown wouldn't have been an acceptable thing to do. I assure you I... Continue Reading →

My Aesthetic

With summer has come much Pinterest time, which could be good or bad depending on how you look at it. Today I don't anything super profound to share, so I thought I'd share some image which I think give you a fairly accurate glimpse of yours truly. COFFEEEEEEE I need coffee. Well, I don't actually... Continue Reading →

Facts and Fancies

We've all got our quirks. Some of us, *cough* *cough* myself, are a little more quirky than others. But hey, that's what makes us all unique. Anyway, today I'm just sharing some of my random musings and the things that have captured my interest lately. ~Facts~ Currently Drinking: Chai tea Last Thing I Ate: Cobb... Continue Reading →

Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

As you may have noticed, my book reviews have been less frequent as of late. The last three months I've been doing some hardcore reading. Today, I'm excited to say, I've finished all 1224 pages of War and Peace. Yayyyy! In reading War and Peace I learned so much. Contrary to what most might expect,... Continue Reading →

Quiet Afternoon

My creme with a splash of coffee swirls in its Jane Austen mug. I settle deeper into the pillows and pull the computer closer. I've seen Pride and Prejudice a 100 times, but I still feel the need to snuggle nearer to the screen. Light from the open window falls across my bedspread, legging-clad legs, and... Continue Reading →

Wanderlust

I don't know about y'all, but as an avid reader of historical fiction and a consumer of all things Austen and Victorian I often am overcome by a wish that I could travel back in time. Reading makes me want to trot across the globe and travel through time to eras gone by. Now, the first... Continue Reading →

Write What You Know

As a writer, I've heard this saying practically my whole life: write what you know. As cliche as it may sound, it's true. You may ask, what do you mean? Surely C.S. Lewis never visited Narnia or Tolkien Middle Earth. And you're right. They didn't. But they didn't have too. Those places were in their hearts... Continue Reading →

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