WWW Wednesday – November 7th

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Update – Day 6

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Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writers Month. In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writers month. On https://nanowrimo.org, you can join a massive community committed to writing in their quest to reach 50,000 words written for the month. Of course, you can set your own goal. Maybe you only want to write 25,000 words. Maybe you want to write 5000. Your goal is up to you. Most members of the writing community are supportive, kind, and willing to offer respectful advise if it is asked for. Continue reading

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

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“The only problem is that it’s difficult to imagine something entirely new. We use the words and definitions of the past to shape our ideas. Something that is genuinely the next evolutionary step is unlikely to resemble anything we can imagine.”

I may, or may not be, ashamed to admit it but this is the first book I have finished in over a month. Yikes. First it was the reading slump, then a book hangover, after that I was sewing my daughter’s Halloween costumer together and let me tell you folks that was no easy feat. After that was NaNoWriMo preparations and then NaNoWriMo itself. Reading for pleasure just didn’t top my priority list.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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Renee began Throwback Thursday at Its Book Talk as a way to share some of her old favorites as well as sharing books that she wants to read that were published over a year ago. Books that were published over a year ago are almost always easier to find at libraries or at a discounted sale price. As I have been sifting through my TBR list and purging those books that no longer hold my interest, I came across several from years past that I’d love to share with you! Continue reading

NaNoWriMo Update – Day 2

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Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writers Month. In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writers month. On https://nanowrimo.org, you can join a massive community committed to writing in their quest to reach 50,000 words written for the month. Of course, you can set your own goal. Maybe you only want to write 25,000 words. Maybe you want to write 5000. Your goal is up to you. Most members of the writing community are supportive, kind, and willing to offer respectful advise if it is asked for. Continue reading

Book Spotlight – Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

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Each week in my Book Spotlight piece I will be bringing you an upcoming release. These books are ones I am excited about whether they be from a new or an established author. This week’s book comes from actress/author Krysten Ritter. She would be most recognizable from her roll as Jessica Jones. Ritter has now branched out into the literary world with her novel BonfireContinue reading

NaNoWriMo Update, Day 1

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Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writers Month. In case you don’t know, November is National Novel Writers month. On https://nanowrimo.org, you can join a massive community committed to writing in their quest to reach 50,000 words written for the month. Of course, you can set your own goal. Maybe you only want to write 25,000 words. Maybe you want to write 5000. Your goal is up to you. Most members of the writing community are supportive, kind, and willing to offer respectful advise if it is asked for.

I set my goal for the standard 50,000 words. This is my first dive into the NaNoWriMo pool and I’d like to share updates on my progress periodically with you lovely folks.

Daily Goal

1,667 words

Reached Today

1,814

Reached Total for NaNoWriMo

1,814

Book Total

9,003

Now, I will admit that this is a novel I started on prior to NaNoWriMo so my book total will be different than my NaNoWriMo total. I love writing and I truly hope to have this first draft completed by the end of the month.

I wish any of you participating the best of luck and feel free to share you progress with me! I can be found here on my blog as well as on Twitter (@literaryweaponry).