How To Fit In Non-Reader Crowds and LOVE IT

Do you sometimes find yourself blabbering about a book you read to your closest friends, only to face blank stares and seemingly patient nodding? Then someone would casually mention it was time to change the topic… Yeah, this happens to me, when I drop the guard and spill all that bookish excitement I know I should…

3 Days, 3 Quotes

I was tagged by the wonderful Giovanna at Book Hag to do the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” Challenge,and so I shall! Game on, and thank you, Giovanna, for thinking of this fellow bookish nerd here. Rules:

23 Thoughts I Had About The Goodreads Reading Challenge

(1 January) I killed this challenge last year, now it’s time to overachieve Hmm, these folks vow 100 books? What’s wrong with them! Most of my friends have vowed 100 books! What’s wrong with me? Amma stay real. 20. Real but ambitious. 50. Who am I kidding, I hardly managed 15 last year. Yeah, 15 – a third of them being…

Memorable Writing: Drums of Autumn (Part 1)

When I picked up Outlander, I expected an enjoyable romance, where I had the legit right to imagine hunk Sam Heughan as protagonist. I did not expect a writing lesson or public bursts of laughter that made me look like a crazy person; but I got both. And thank God! (or rather – thank you, Diana Gabaldon!)…

The Life and Writing Lessons of Outlander

We are just days away from the much-anticipated oh-my-god-Jamie-is-back historical April the 4th, when – besides Holy Saturday and Blood Moon – Starz TV show Outlander’s return is happening. I can actually hear the screams of the Outlandish fandom, which I have come to know is huge, devoted and very much fun. I joined it quite by chance…

Top 6 Book Boyfriends to Make You Swoon

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s only natural that we gals are getting in the mood to be swept off our feet. And while upon that occasion all attention and credit should be to the bf/hubby, in the days before it a bookish girl is only expected to spare a minute or two acknowledging the literary men who set the…

The Problem with Mind-blowing Books

…is that they come to and end. A truth universally acknowledged by avid readers is that reading generally makes you happy even if it makes you cry. This has to do with the power a story holds over the hearts and minds of people. Our desire to relate to the life experiences of others is a desire to…

The George Martin Effect on Writing

I am, admittedly, obsessed with Game of Thrones, but who isn’t these days? Shonda Rhimes, J-Law, Richard Dreyfus, Laurence Fishburne and, well, Obama, tune in for every episode as impatiently as us, ordinary nerds, and make constant public references to the show’s gripping ups and downs. So, I am wondering – now that everyone is reading them,…

About The Purpose of This Blog

No, not another freshman blogger, full of ideas and passion and pink butterflies of awesomeness and uniqueness and bloglovingness and not-aware-of-what’s-coming-ness. Been there, done that. Had two blogs and killed them. (Kill your darlings! Kill your darlings!) Not sure if I’ve had more good blogger days when I believed the world cared for my ramblings; or…

Catchy Article Titles and Fake Rogue Opinions Diss

So I got angry reading this article: If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It. I tried to post my comment but Huff Post required multiple accounts to connect with and after permitting it to read my tweets, access my basic Facebook info, post to my Google Plus circles and basically browse my soul…