The Polygamous Reader – A Survival Guide (+ handout)

Do you read one book from start to finish and only start the next one when you have, in all honesty, marked it as ‘Read’ on Goodreads? No, I didn’t think so. Polygamous reading is easy to slide into, sometimes just a package delivery away. Imagine this – you are enjoying a delicious macchiato with your Currently-Reading belle…

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!)…

Book Review: Cleopatra’s Moon

…or why I hated it. In all honesty – I never finished it, it’s on the back burner, the first victim of my new philosophy (Life is too short and the reading list too long to waste time on bad books). Not that it is entirely a bad book. My problem comes from the fact…

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…

Book Reviews – Not All Are Created Equal

I cherish my reading buddies. I see them as rare gems, waiting to be discovered in a sea of movie-goers, hikers, artists, jocks, yogis  and fashionistas. Since the rise of the social, it has been easier than ever to connect with fellow book lovers and see what others think of the sequel you just read and loved or about…

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…