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Real horror stories to read this Halloween

It’s officially Halloween season! Halloween is my favorite holiday to celebrate so I’m excited for this whole month! Now I know that it’s a holiday about spooks and pranks but those are all fictional. No zombies rise from the grave and no vampires stalk victims in the night. But that doesn’t mean that monsters aren’t real. Monsters are very real, and the scariest thing about them… Is they’re often humans. These are the real horror stories. I’ve been devouring nonfiction…

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Autumn Reading List

Now that life has gone back to normal, (my mom and brother are back home safely. They had a wonderful European tour!) I can return to my regularly scheduled life. This means copious cups of tea, studying the art techniques of masters (aka my favorite artists), and reading like crazy. The first week of autumn has hit and so have the rainy days. I’ve been posting a lot about reading because I’ve got Nanowrimo coming again this year. While I…

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Books on My Reading List

I’ve made it a personal goal to try and read a book a week and it’s going to need a lot of dedication. In my spare time I’ve been scouting out other books to add to my list. If you remember I took out a ton of books from my Goodreads reading list. I’ve been working my way down from the top so I better start at the beginning! Howl’s Moving Castle Series I was turned onto this series by…

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Books I Want To Reread

I’m more of a one and done with books. Once I finish up the last page of a book, it a part of my past. Yet I do have a handful of titles that never leave the back of my mind. Some of them are pretty standard but others are more personal for me. This post should be “Book series that I want to reread”. Either way I’d like to reabsorb their contents someday. The unfortunate thing is that I…

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Snotgirl

While the name is rather unappealing, I’m digging the comic book series that is Snotgirl. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and illustrated by Leslie Hung, it is an interesting look into the life of a girl who has it all… Or at least she likes to believe she does. The series is about a fashion influencer by the name of Lottie Person, a bright girl with bright green hair. It’s her iconic trademark. It is, also unfortunately the color of…

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How to break out of a reading rut

It’s super easy to fall out of reading books. All it takes is a little procrastination and BAM! “I forgot I had been reading that book and I won’t remember about it for a few months. By then I’ve forgotten what it was about and I should start over. That’s going to be a pain to do so I won’t read it right now.” Anyone else in that same boat? I’ve been there loads of times.  I love reading. My…

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Book Review: From Here to Eternity

I had never thought about death until it hit me in the face. My father passed away in 2014 when I was 26. It was sudden and unexpected. One Friday had I said my goodbyes to him after work (I had been working with him for several years) and he was gone on Sunday. His memorial was 6 days later, a day before his birthday. I was filled with regret and some days, I still am. I should have said…

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Happy birthday Booker

This post is a day late because we wanted to celebrate Booker’s first birthday! She was born September 15, 2016. We brought her home in mid November and we haven’t looked back since. I made her a cake with this recipe and it came out pretty well. I should have trimmed more of the cake to make it a perfect square but I figured Booker wouldn’t care and I’ll get a better cake pan just for her birthday cakes. I also…

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The perfect day

The definition of a perfect day can greatly vary between two people. What I consider to be perfect may be just another day to someone else. It could even be a boring day to a third party. Regardless, this is how I picture a perfect day. Morning On  Sundays we have pancakes. I’ve finally stumbled onto a recipe that we both thoroughly enjoy. We snuggle up on the couch with our plates and the TV since our place is a…

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