Currently: Knitting a Shawl

Finding ways to process my grief has been a challenge. The only good thing I can gather from recent events is my sudden and strong urge to follow everything I do to completion. I can’t say that I am entirely sure that this new-found energy is healthy but it sure has been useful and productivity is always a God send. Especially, when it comes to the upkeep of this 100-year-old house. Let me tell ya. Read more

Story Genius: A Book Review

This is sort of an unusual review because I am only half way through the book but something about it made me put it down for a minute (or two) and write about it. The book in question is Story Genius by the author Lisa Cron and it is a guide to using brain science to write a, in her words, riveting novel. In about 275 pages, she essentially guides you through the process in taking a simple story idea and turning it into a novel that is appealing and one that makes sense.  Read more

Brain Freeze Journal

Some time ago, I got the chance to receive this journal from Blogging for Books. When I picked it, I thought it was so cute and I adore a good journal so I ordered it for review right away.

When I first saw the book in person, I thought it was so stinking cute and clever. The outside is smooth but still has a little texture and the colors are so whimsical. When I opened it though, I wasn’t all that impressed with the pages. The lines of journal change with each “flavor” and that in itself is fine but the middle of the page for the vanilla section is entirely blank. There are only lines in the top and bottom sections on each page. I feel like that was a poor design choice because it wasn’t really a functional journal. With that being said, I think it would be good for anyone who likes to doodle and write in little burst.

All in all, the journal has a solid cover design but the inside pages are not for me.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.