Last month, Eva of Coffee, Classics, & Craziness and Hamlette of Hamlette's Soliloquy announced they'd host a "blogathon" in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. They encouraged the blogging world to write about the Normandy landings, and if we liked, we could review books, movies, and TV shows on the subject. These articles would… Continue reading The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight
I've been keeping this tag for one of those weeks where I'm too busy to blog, soooooooo...after a week of Camp NaNoWriMo, shopping, visits from friends, and a nasty cold, here ya go 😉 Five things you’ll find in my bag: ONE: A notebook (a writer must never be without her notebook, which is precisely… Continue reading The Five Things Tag
When I was very little, a distant teenage cousin from the East Coast sent me some of her old books. One of them was a copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden*, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. I still have this copy, which is a bit amazing, considering that it has a copyright of 1962! My… Continue reading Book Review: “The Secret Garden”
I didn't really have much time to craft a long, involved post this weekend. We spent all of Friday "in town" (and when you live in a rural area, that's a big deal); on Saturday we helped Emily and Forrest move into their new apartment (which is ADORABLE), and on Sunday Anna and I went… Continue reading Long Weekend, Quick Post
I was a voracious reader when I was little. I remember once instance where, after I'd been naughty, my mom disciplined me by forbidding me to read anything for an hour or so. It was a very effective punishment. I also remember coming home from the library with a stack of books one afternoon, then crying my… Continue reading Becoming a Book Girl Again: A Journey Back into the Reading Life
Here's your apology in advance: my sister Emily is getting married in 19 days, and so blog posts may be sporadic and/or short 'n sweet for the next couple of weeks! In the meantime, I'm quite busy and occupied with a few other interesting things apart from wedding prep. Here's a quick, fun peek into… Continue reading It’s a Whimsical Life
(*excitedly bangs a spoon on the bottom of a pot*) Guys, guess what? I finished the second draft of Lionhearted!!! On May 14 I wrote, and I quote: "I hope to be finished by the end of summer. Ambitious much? Maybe. Lionhearted has thirty chapters and I’ve already edited eighteen of them in four months, so it’s possible. At… Continue reading Lionhearted, Second Draft: COMPLETE!
Last year, not long after I read and watched Band of Brothers for the first time, I found out about a Kickstarter project run by a descendant of one of Easy Company's most beloved medics. Chris Langlois, the grandson of Eugene "Doc" Roe, had an idea for a children's book about Easy Company and had started… Continue reading Book Review/Shout-Out: “How Easy Company Became a Band of Brothers”