Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry reads

Cozy holiday novels could be popular titles for today's topic, but I don't read them. Depressing literary fiction is more in my wheelhouse, however, I chose to bridge the gap by listing books with wintry settings that I recommend. [Only a few qualify as bleak and literary]. The Snow Child by Eown Ivey. Bittersweet magical... Continue Reading →

Fall Burn Book- fragrance journal

Bonfire smoke, crisp leaves, damp woods, earthy spices and toasted marshmallows filled my home with the nature-inspired harmony of autumn. Highlighting a few melts and burns from the last three months below to wrap up the fall season. Cinnamon Irish Cream- Bath & Body Works. I rarely go for purely sugar 'n spice notes but... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: bookmark love!

I'm stoked for this week's topic because I GEEK bookmarks. I'm a collector with too damn many, and I have no shame. 7. Not today Lego Vader. I'm sitting on more books that I can currently handle. Printables are more fun than using your grocery store receipt or junk mail to hold your place. Check... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday- Spooky Reads

Halloween approaches and I'm back to share ten of my most beloved scary books. Some contemporary, others classic, all bring moments of fright and delight to this hallowed time of year. 10. Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural, haven't read all of these yet, but had to feature it. Isn't that cover chilling? The artwork... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Character traits I value

The most important attribute for any character is multi-faceted behavior. Those who grow and learn, question and falter, are both heroes and failures become the most memorable to me. 10. Unreliable. My real-life friends and family are solid as rocks, but in fiction I prefer a character with skewed perception or less than forth-coming narration.... Continue Reading →

The Melting Library: Magic is Might candle

Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone With these words, as Professors McGonagall and Dumbledore bent over a wee bundle of blankets, we are introduced to the boy who lived, Harry James Potter. The... Continue Reading →

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