My Top 8 Books of 2017

The year 2017 is wrapping up fast, and I don't know about you, but this year hasn't been too bad πŸ™‚ Besides reading some amazing books this year, I was also able to do more traveling than I've ever done (New York, Portland, and Connecticut for instance). I was able to reconnect with old friends... Continue Reading →


Shakespeare & Co. Book Haul

So as you guys know, I visited Shakespeare and Co. in New York! And like the book worm that I am, I walked out of the store with some books. I have been on a poetry kick and also I am slowly collecting Shakespeare's works. Now, I already own a copy of Paradise Lost because... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Dangerous Engagement

Rating: 4.5/5 stars Felicity Mayson is constantly spurned by her suitors due to her lack of fortune. Due to her non-confrontational nature, she is forced to attend a party at her distant Aunt's house. There, she meets a man who professes to love her even though she has no fortune. Phillip McDowell works as a... Continue Reading →

Travel Post: Shakespeare & Co.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I got the opportunity to explore New York and check some things off my list (like seeing a Broadway show!) I had heard online that Shakespeare and Co. was a good bookstore to visit so I made a point of at least going inside to check it out (I ended up... Continue Reading →

Book Review: No Matter The Wreckage

Rating: 5/5 stars This is a poetry book about love and life. It's about working through some hard questions, figuring out why people are the way they are and celebrating the small things. And I cannot enthuse about this book enough. One of the reasons I picked up this book was because Lin-Manuel Miranda blurbed... Continue Reading →

Book Review: As Sure As The Dawn

After nearly eleven years fighting to the death in the Roman games, Atretes has won his freedom. Longing for his homeland and nursing his hate for Rome, he takes his son and a Christian widow with him to escape his enemies. But, God has plans for him that he can't escape, slowly replacing anger with... Continue Reading →

Poem: “The Child Inside”

It's been a while since I've written anything for fun. This particular piece was inspired by a prompt: Vulnerable. Hope you like it. (Maybe one day I'll pull my poems into a book?? Hmm.   The Child Inside It’s what we build thick walls to hide; we wake up every day and put on our... Continue Reading →

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