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NaNoWriMo 2016, Update #5

Guess what? That’s right! I currently have 53,462 words. However, I made my goal (50,000) on the 25th. How many more words do I expect to get before November’s up? Well, at most I expect to reach 60,000 … but even that would be a stretch. I think I have that much material story-wise … […]

A Black Friday Sale

Because I’m amongst the insane group of people who live other peoples’ lives because theirs are just too boring (otherwise known as ‘bookworms’), great books made their way onto my “things I’m thankful for” list this year … as they have every year since I was six! It’s hard to choose favorites, but here are […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 Update #4

I decided to do the post today as I doubt I’ll have time for one tomorrow – and I’ll be at the beach, anyway – and I obviously didn’t have time for one Monday! 🙂 At 44,594 words (and I haven’t written yet today), I’m zipping along at a pretty decent pace. Can I write 5,406 […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 Update #3

Here we are this chilly (we just had our first frost! Which is weird, because it’s mid-November … global warming? XD Yeah, right.) evening. I’m writing my post. At least, I was. You’re reading my post. Hopefully. Wait … yeah, you’ve got to be reading my post. Or else you wouldn’t be able to know what […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 Update #2

The first five times (yes, five!) times I wrote the title, I wrote ‘NaNoWriMo 2016 Updated #2.’ Consider yourself updated. *sports reference* *confirmation of points received* Yep. My fingers type with no regard to my brain sometimes … Back to our regularly scheduled programming, my word count has now reached 28o46 words. Some days I write more, […]

Review Hiatus

Due to the rigors of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I won’t be posting reviews for the remainder of the month of November. In December, I’ll be picking up where I left off with the current review pile. I hope to finish the books on my list before January at which point I’ll be reopened […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 Update #1

At 14,588 words, I’m pretty proud with what I’ve accomplished this November so far. I think I could have done more … but there have been distractions. School, visiting siblings, an early Thanksgiving dinner, realizing that I haven’t touched my guitar in months and that the only song I practiced this year on my clarinet […]

Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin

Title: Through Waters Deep Author: Sarah Sundin Series: Waves of Freedom, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Adventure/Romance/Mystery Age-Range: 13+ (young adult/adult) Era: 1940s (WW2) Setting: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Source: library Rating: 5/5 stars Content: 2/5. Some violence, nothing too graphic. A lot of suspense. No real sexual content except a few […]

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Title: A Distant Melody Author: Sarah Sundin Series: Wings of Glory, #1 Genre: Christian Historical Adventure/Romance Age-Range: 14+ (young adult/adult) Era: 1940s (WW2) Setting: California (USA) and England Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Source: library Rating: 5/5 stars Content: 3/5. It’s actually really clean. I tried to explain it up here, but it got too long. […]

An Ordinary Knight by H.L. Burke

Title: An Ordinary Knight Author: H.L. Burke Series: An Ordinary Knight, #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Adventure/Romance Age-Range: 12+ (upper middle grade/young adult) Setting: a fantasy world Publisher: H.L. Burke Source: bought with birthday money 🙂 Rating: 3/5 stars Content: 3/5. Mild romance. There’s one guy who’s sort of a lady-chaser, so. There’s that. Pretty mild violence. […]