Valentine’s Day for Book Lovers

We’ve never been the couple to celebrate Valentines Day, but for some reason, I love making these ‘wish lists’. So, if you’re looking for gift ideas for the book-lover in your life here are a few that have made it to the top of my ‘wish list’! These enamel pins by Book Riot! There are some wonderful Edgar Allan Poe ones, but I found this set particularly endearing. Janemount on Etsy has a beautiful collection of bookish pins too (including a seven Harry Potter ones!). When I was in Omaha to see Stephen King speak I finally found a store that …

A Year of Weird

When I first told Aaron the crazy idea I had for myself and 2016 his face lit up and he cheered, “A year of being weird!”. Good, he was on board with the plan. Now, to get over my nerves and match his level of excitement. We discussed ideas, how I wanted it to play out, and eventually, all of the pieces fell into place. Knowing that my number one goal this year was to put in some serious hours working on my book, I wanted to put myself in a position where I was constantly pushing myself outside of …

2016 Reading List

Yesterday I announced my plans for what 2016 will hopefully look like around here. In preparation for the book I’ll be working on and the posts I want to share here, I’ve created a reading/research list for myself. On my Goodreads account, I’ll be setting a goal of 80 novels read for 2016, which means I still have plenty of wiggle room to add more novels to this list as I go along. Based on my list, can you guess some of themes of the book I’ll writing? What is my list missing that you would add?  I can’t wait …

Book Club vol. 1b : The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

I’m a few days late with this post, sorry! I said I would have it up on Tuesday but due to a few illnesses, our book club gathering was postponed until next week. I had intentions to include everyone else’s thoughts and opinions as part of this post, but you’re stuck me and me alone. I have a degree in English yet this was my first encounter with Mr. Gaiman. I can’t believe I waited this long, I loved this novel! When I picked up a copy of this book I also purchased The Ocean at the End of the …

Book Club vol. 1 : The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

One way I hope to find balance in my life this year is by actually making time for myself, my health, and my interests and hobbies. One of my very favorite things to do during ‘me time’ is read. The goal of reading 100 novels in a year has been on my ‘bucket list’ for as long as I can remember. But in an effort to actually succeed at this goal, I’m slowly working my way up to that daunting number. This year’s goal – 75. And, while I love reading, I also enjoy reviewing so I’ll be sharing some …

Book Review : The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

Book : The Poisonwood Bible – 543 pps Author : Barbara Kingsolver Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers 1999 Amazon : The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel I have been putting this review off for weeks.  I have no idea why.  My notes have been sitting on my desk since I finished the novel and I have been meaning to write this but just… haven’t.  So now that it’s 3:23am and the fireplace that keeps my office warm won’t start (it’s a brisk 16C in here right now) and the wind is screaming outside my window (welcome to Spring in Saskatchewan) and I’ve decided …

Collections : Yes please!

I’m a collector.  I have a particularly soft spot for all things literature-related.  More specifically Poe related.  I love owning special, one-of-a-kind, items and I would love to add the following items to my collection of unique items! Such a fun idea! .via sweet tea apothecary – etsy. Now if only I could convince my husband to play this game with me… .via red star vintage – etsy. The Shining is one of my favorites. .via cushtea – etsy. I need these.  Yes, need. .via southern shoes – etsy. My Penny Lane asked me to add this to the list. …