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100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

2019 DNFs Part One

Yes, I realize we're 5 months into 2020, but I've started reading again (yay!) and I realized there are a ton of books I've tried in the last year that I haven't recorded or reviewed (I only review books I love). I've tried out so many authors, so many books that just...

Quarantine Home School Day #2

In junior high--sometime in the mid 90s--there was a flood. I have two vivid-for-me memories of this day (my visual memory usually sucks). The first is of my junior high principal. I was a good kid, so I never had anything to do with him. He was just there and someone...

Quarantine Homeschool Day #1

We survived! And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate. I used this guide from the...

I Was Almost a Prepper

Almost five years ago, I had a ton of anxiety. I don’t remember if it was before or after the breaking-my-face issue or if it was triggered by the Ebola virus coming to Dallas, but I started reading prepper blogs. I listened to prepper podcasts and tried to prepare by...

Sandy Recommends: Promise of Darkness by Bec McMaster

I need to start writing down why I pick up a book. I can't remember what made me try a sample of Promise of Darkness. Maybe it was in an Also Bought list? I dunno, but I'm glad I gave it a try because it was fantastic. I've come across Bec McMaster's name a lot. I...

Sandy Recommends: Wanted and Wired

Have you ever picked up a book, fallen in love with it, and then became mad at the world because why the heck didn't anyone tell you how awesome it is? That's how I feel about Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson. I've seen the cover on Amazon a few times. I might...

Sandy Recommends: Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau

This book is pitched as Assassin's Creed meets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Despite me not loving the Fantastic Beasts movie--I didn't even finish it!--the description enthralled me. I read the full summary and was hooked. The book is told in first person...

Scholastic Books and Super Rabbit Boy!

Summer is here! Which means my time has suddenly become very limited. Boo. I'm waking up a couple of hours before the boys so that I can get work done, but those two hours are pretty much the only focused writing/work time I have. Anyone else looking forward to...

Whatever happened to the Shadow Reader books?

Yall probably haven’t noticed. After all, if you’re here, it’s likely because you already read the books (unless you’re here because of the anomaly novels, and if you are, I adore you!). But you can’t find an electronic copy of McKenzie’s books online anymore because…...

100 Days of Writing!

I've written for at least 30 minutes for 100 days in a row. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! My brain is so easily distracted, and when Covid hit, all my extra brain cells were diving down every rabbit hole looking for updates and answers and research and what...

read more

2019 DNFs Part One

Yes, I realize we're 5 months into 2020, but I've started reading again (yay!) and I realized there are a ton of books I've tried in the last year that I haven't recorded or reviewed (I only review books I love). I've tried out so many authors, so many books that just...

read more

Quarantine Home School Day #2

In junior high--sometime in the mid 90s--there was a flood. I have two vivid-for-me memories of this day (my visual memory usually sucks). The first is of my junior high principal. I was a good kid, so I never had anything to do with him. He was just there and someone...

read more

Quarantine Homeschool Day #1

We survived! And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate. I used this guide from the...

read more

I Was Almost a Prepper

Almost five years ago, I had a ton of anxiety. I don’t remember if it was before or after the breaking-my-face issue or if it was triggered by the Ebola virus coming to Dallas, but I started reading prepper blogs. I listened to prepper podcasts and tried to prepare by...

read more

Sandy Recommends: Wanted and Wired

Have you ever picked up a book, fallen in love with it, and then became mad at the world because why the heck didn't anyone tell you how awesome it is? That's how I feel about Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson. I've seen the cover on Amazon a few times. I might...

read more