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2021 Reading Goals and January Picks: The Read and the To-Be-Read

It's still early enough in the new year that I am figuring out my reading plan for this and coming months. It's impossible to know what to read next when I have so many books surrounding me...literally. My desk is neatly tucked into the front window well of my bedroom, and there is enough room… Continue reading 2021 Reading Goals and January Picks: The Read and the To-Be-Read

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January Reboot: Goal-setting, resolutions, and lifestyle changes

Happy New Year! If you're reading this, then that means you survived 2020 - Level 1 - now, proceed through the checkpoint to Level 2 (2021). Now that week one is behind us, I want to talk a little bit about looking ahead in 2021. I know, looking ahead might seem silly because the world… Continue reading January Reboot: Goal-setting, resolutions, and lifestyle changes

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Christmas Eve in these Trying Times

Christmas Eve certainly looked different this year. Then again, what hasn't? In my family. I am the traditionalist. I prefer when we do things exactly as they have been done for the last ten years at least. Apparently, Christmas Eve used to look different - back before I can remember - and my mom always… Continue reading Christmas Eve in these Trying Times

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Finding the Christmas Spirit

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! No, I haven't turned in for the night quite yet. I'm busy downloading e-books from work and updating Goodreads. How's everyone doing? I feel like December has been a giant roller coaster of emotions for me and I am struggling to be happy -- to be positive. I'm struggling to like… Continue reading Finding the Christmas Spirit

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Goodbye, BookCon & Book Expo

I've never been a fan of massive conventions -- I'd attended NYCC only once before and hated it because there were simply too many people. I thought conventions were purely for tv shows, comic books, superhero movies, etc. As I began contemplating a career as a writer and in publishing, I learned about all the… Continue reading Goodbye, BookCon & Book Expo