2017 Short Story Challenge (en Français & in English!)

  I was inspired to create this challenge by Max over at WellDoneBooks on Youtube. In a recent video, he mentioned that one of his goals for 2017 was to read more short stories. What I like about this goal … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!!

This is just a quick little happy holidays message to all my wonderful followers! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or neither, I love you all and I hope you have a splendid holiday season!

And no worries, my normal posts will return very soon!

Happy Reading 🙂

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Ready Player One movie + Graphic Novels!

So I was scrolling through tumblr the other day and my heart stopped when I saw that not only will RPO be a movie, it may be directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Man of Steel…) Or Peter Jackson (The Hobbit…). So basically, if you’re as nerdy as me, you are probably already are making plans with your friends to see it the day it comes out, whatever day and year that will be. Actually, I’m so nerdy I wrote a version of the To Be or Not to Be soliloquy based on the novel. Yup.

This week, I’ll be reviewing book one of the graphic novel series Fables. If you guys have any comic or graphic novel recommendations for me, let me know in the comments below! I’m open to anything, whether it be superhero, mystery, sci-fi, whatever!

As for your question of the week, if you had a superpower, what would it be?

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Life Update?

Hey guys and gals! Just wanted to briefly check in with you guys. First of all, HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you live in the States. It’s amazing how many of you live in other countries; that’s so freaking cool!

But anyways, I wanted to apologize for the lack of posts this week. I just had major oral surgery today and I feel like absolute crap. I’ll need at least a few days to recover, but I think by the weekend I should be able to get some reading in. (And hopefully some eating!) Thanks for being there with me and happy reading!

– Christina

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Any NaNoWriMoers out there?!?

Yoohoo! It’s finally NaNoWrimo month!

I’ll admit, I didn’t plan out my novel at all like I should have. I came up with a new idea yesterday while working and I’ve rolled with it. I’m just shy of 2,000 words but never fear, I have confidence in myself! 🙂

So I was wondering, are any of you participating this year? Can you give a newbie some tips?

I will say I LOVE the forums. Even if you aren’t doing nanowrimo or it isn’t November, some of those threads are among the best creative writing resources I’ve seen around!

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Hello, Hello! Happy Halloween 2k14!

It feels like such a long time since I’ve been able to sit down and write whatever post I want! Don’t get me wrong, I love writing reviews, but there is something way more personal about  these kinds of posts! I like being more informal and writing posts where I can chat with you all!

So this Friday is Halloween! What are you guys dressing up as?

Here’s my costume…

I’m going to wear a blue skirt and possibly blue tights if it’s cold to tie everything together!

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I have also been on the hunt for some spooky reads. So far I’ve found Horrorstör sounds the most intriguing to me. Any other suggestions?

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