May. 13, 2021 - 2:56 pm
I remember a heavy conversation I had recently with a coworker about COVID-19. We talked about how in our everyday life, and in conversations with people, we were struggling to really voice the magnitude of loss. I mean, how do you grieve half a million people? How do you understand the amount of...
May. 06, 2021 - 2:49 pm
I was looking around my bedroom the other day and thinking “We should repaint this.” Our bedroom is currently a lovely light lavender-grey, a color picked not even two years ago. There isn’t anything wrong with it. In fact, it’s barely been up long enough for me to dislike it or grow sick of it....
Nov. 13, 2020 - 4:20 pm
It’s not a stretch to say that Americans are suffering from unprecedented amounts of anxiety in 2020. COVID, job insecurity, loss of work, politics, a discussion about systematic racism, political upheaval ... all of these things have been thrown at us this year in an unending hailstorm of change...
Feb. 27, 2020 - 3:08 pm
I dream of holding it in my hands this summer, lounging by the pool, ignoring my family. I need it. I want it – A Dream of Spring, the planned title of the seventh volume of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. The book, the last in the series, is set to follow The Winds of Winter ...
Feb. 13, 2020 - 11:53 am
Just this morning, I finished the masterful comedic gem Dear Girls by Ali Wong. It was the perfect traveling book for a recent trip: short, digestible, hilarious and raunchy bits were sandwiched between heartfelt truths and gorgeous food descriptions. In fact, I would say at least a quarter of the...
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Jan. 23, 2020 - 11:27 am
There is a great Stephen King quotes that reads, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” It’s one of my favorite quotes to haul out when I’m talking to new writers because it contains so much truth: if you are wanting to write a book, then you need to be...
Jan. 16, 2020 - 2:19 pm
If you’re a Parks and Rec fan like I am, you know all about Galentine’s Day. The idea is proposed in Episode 16 of Season Two of the show, when Leslie humorously chooses that day to lavish love on the women that she loves, is the proposal that instead of Valentine’s Day (which can be depressing for...
Jan. 02, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Ever get that feeling when you finish a book that you want to read something drastically different, something fresh? I know the feeling well. I remember feeling this at the end of October (a month when I only read creepy books). I was desperate for something – anything – different.
For many of us...
Oct. 31, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Hallmark Christmas movies have arrived! Beginning Oct. 25 (which seems ludicrously early), you can watch all of the Hallmark Christmas movies that your candlelight-loving,-marshmallow heart can take. However, did you know you can check out or order most of the books that inspired the movies before ...
Oct. 17, 2019 - 1:58 pm
You see them at parties. You see them in pictures. You see them on Christmas cards. Suddenly, they are everywhere and yet most of the year they are nowhere, buried in the back of the closet until they burst out in glorious tackiness.
They are garish. They are loud. They hurt your eyes. They are...