Favorite Reads from the 2020 3rd Quarter

So many exceptional books have come out July through September of this year, and my to-read list is way, way too long at this point. But I did get a chance to read twenty-eight books since July 1st, and here are some of my favorites you should check out if you haven't already. All Systems…

Do We Need Content Warnings For Books?

Earlier this year I saw a discussion online about whether or not we need content warnings for books in the same way we have ratings or warnings for movies, television shows, and video games. At first I thought I didn't have an opinion, but the question followed me around for a bit. In May, I…

Being Creative During a Crisis

I wasn't going to write about writing during the pandemic. I found that other writers have written far more eloquently than I could ever hope to during these times which continue to be called hard, trying, unprecedented, and a number of other words I'm tired of. It's mid-May, however, and I haven't written about writing…

My Top 3 Reads – First Quarter 2020

Wow have the first three months of this year managed to both crawl by like shifting glaciers before global warming took hold and yet also afford me no extra time in all their slowness. But this is not a place for complaining about the weird elastic qualities of time. This is a place for me…

The Value of Putting Yourself Out There

It's been awhile since I've written a blog post, and that's not for lack of wanting to write a blog post, promise. I started the year with blog posts planned out through April, and then, well, life happened. I was lucky to find time to work on my WIP, let alone draft a blog post.…

Favorites reads from 2019 & 2020 preview

We're five days into 2020, and I'm already in too deep with my to-be-read list. My only real saving grace is that the Seattle Public Library is amazing and has almost all of the books I want to read. My bank account thanks you, SPL. Before I write about what I'm looking forward to in…