writing

Creativity in Fiction and Life

Some of my blog posts are planned out--for example, the one I wrote at the end of the year about my favorite reads from 2017. Others are more spontaneous, born from my thoughts during the day. This post is of the latter type, and four different occurrences have brought it about. First-- I moved to… Continue reading Creativity in Fiction and Life

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Books

The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

With Christmas already passed and the new year settling in, there is now something else to look forward to: Creating and/or picking out a book challenge for the year. I'm sure some of you avid readers have already done this. And so did I, on the very first day of the year, but now I'd… Continue reading The Best Time of the Year: Choosing Book Challenges

Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year

It's funny what you might find hidden on the shelf at the library. During the first few weeks at my new job, while perusing the literature section, I spotted an old poetry book, which probably hadn't been checked out for a long while. After glimpsing through a few of the poems, I found that I… Continue reading Poetry Corner: To the Passing of the Year

Christian Life · Holidays · Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner: What Christmas is All About

Happy December and Merry Christmas! It's only just beginning to sink in that Christmas is around the corner. Now that my Christmas break is here, I'm trying to watch all the Christmas movies I can and listen to as much Christmas music as possible in hopes that it will begin to feel like December before… Continue reading Poetry Corner: What Christmas is All About

Holidays

Instagram-ing Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has been on my mind lately because, well, Thanksgiving is this Thursday. In conjunction with that, I've also been thinking about social media. I've read several blogs, it seems like, that discuss how social media often breeds discontent because people compare their own lives, accomplishments, and possessions with those of others. Seen from the… Continue reading Instagram-ing Thanksgiving

Miscellaneous

Travelling, New Sights, and a Hobbit Heart

Aaaaand...I'm back--after a crazy couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, I moved into a new apartment in a new town, and I'm still trying to get all my things situated. One reason the unpacking process has taken so long is because I darted away to North Carolina shortly after moving in, and I stayed there… Continue reading Travelling, New Sights, and a Hobbit Heart

Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a book tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and this week's theme is yummy-sounding food from books. Isn't it crazy how the description of food in books will set your mouth to watering? Or maybe you read about a food that you'd love to try because of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books