T5W: Fitness + Training Regimens

August 26th Prompt: Fitness and Training Regimens“A lot of us tend to read fantasy/adventure type fiction, and I swear some of these characters have lethal skills and would probably be elite athletes, and it would be interesting to see how they learnt their skills and how much effort went into it. These are characters thatContinue reading “T5W: Fitness + Training Regimens”

Journal: “Alder”

My name pouring out of your mouth is berries on the vine and barnwood in the sun; three syllables ricocheting like bird shot in my rib cage and leaving me aching for the taste of your smoking temper. Charred apple and alder and maple love-letters from your bottom lip to mine, gentle as creek waterContinue reading “Journal: “Alder””

T5W: Dream Adaptations

August 19, 2020 prompt: Dream AdaptationsBooks you would like to see adapted on screen. Would you prefer tv or film? Live action or animated? What moments would you most want to see? Ideal castings? Posted via the Top 5 Wednesday discussion group on Goodreads. Come join for weekly prompts and lots of bookish conversation! Thanks,Continue reading “T5W: Dream Adaptations”

Recent Poetry Read-a-thon | Mini-Reviews

I think we all handled (and continue to handle) quarantine in our own individual ways. I, myself, made the assumption I’d be extra productive and possibly read more than ever. In the end, I wasn’t wrong per se but I wasn’t exactly right either. Can anybody relate? One good thing to come out of allContinue reading “Recent Poetry Read-a-thon | Mini-Reviews”

Book Ripples: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

“Book Ripples” are my spin on “If you liked (blank), then you’ll love (blank)!” style book recommendations. When I share these Book Ripples, I don’t always mean to say they (the featured books) are the same genre of book, the same style of writing, or the same type of material but simply: some part ofContinue reading “Book Ripples: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan”

Bookish Habits: Flat Lays

Here’s the thing: I haven’t felt very inspired lately. Not in my writing. Not in my reading. Not in my photographing. And isn’t that a killer vibe, especially when you know it’s all just a part of the cycle? A high you come off of when you have a million ideas churning inside your headContinue reading “Bookish Habits: Flat Lays”

Journal: “Sunlight on a Stranger’s Skin”

“I want to be sunlight on a stranger’s skin, the same way my mother’s voice gently coaxes them awake during a parking lot conversation. She is a brass compass in a dark wood and the familiar grain of a kitchen floor under a messy breakfast table. Her heartbeats are the grandfather clock you hear downContinue reading “Journal: “Sunlight on a Stranger’s Skin””

Sunday Sauce: Bookish Dads

Happy Father’s Day! In celebration I thought we could chat, on this first Sunday-Sauce blogspot, about our favorite Bookish-Dads. I’ve picked and listed (5) of my favorites below! Did you love any of these bookish-fellows as much as I did? Who would you add to this list?

Bookish Habits: Post-it Notes

NOTE OF CAUTION: I’m about to really upset some of you in this post but I’m just going to say it, up front, and warn you: I write in ALL my books. Yes, all of them. Doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, non-fiction, a Bible study, or a cook book. I write. Inside. Them. All.Continue reading “Bookish Habits: Post-it Notes”

Review: The Jackaby Novels

There’s something to be said for books which are simply fun and quirky to read; quick-reads with witty one-liners and fun whimsical characters. There’s something to be said (even more so) if the same books are captivating and clever at the same time. In lies The Jackaby Novels by William Ritter, a series of fourContinue reading “Review: The Jackaby Novels”