I’ve now seen all 8 films nominated for Best Picture.  I’m kind of a film buff.  Usually, I have one movie that I latch on to, that I root for in almost every category.  This year, not so much.  But I did enjoy most of the movies.  Here are my “in a nutshell” thoughts on the Best Picture nominees, in order from my favorite to least favorite. Room – A heartbreaking film and a breathtaking adaptation of the novel.  The performances of the two leads (Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson) were outstanding. Spotlight – I am a bit of a dialogue nerd, and I thoughtRead More →

Do you ever reread your favorite books? Do you ever reread your favorite books A LOT? I’m currently reading Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series for the first time (it’s quite good, by the way), but I keep thinking about all of the books I want to reread right now.  Pride and Prejudice.  The Royal We.  The Help.  I’ve read them all before.  In a few cases, I have read them several times.  But I’m just in the mood to revisit my favorite characters again. My mother thinks I’m crazy.  She reads a book once and she’s done.  Maybe I am crazy.  My to-readRead More →

I hate waiting. I don’t consider myself the most proactive person out there or anything, but I would rather be working for my own destiny than waiting for something to happen. Waiting and waiting and waiting. I’m sure the anxiety doesn’t help.  I get sick to my stomach.  I get shaky.  I forget out to breathe.  And I agonize.  I agonize over the wait and every little detail. Tomorrow I find out if I have a job still or not.  Maybe.  How am I supposed to wait for that? How am I supposed to get over my waiting nerves?  How can I keep my mindRead More →

I read somewhere that whatever you do on New Year’s Day is what you will be doing for the rest of the year.  I’m more superstitious than I care to admit, so I took it by heart.  If superstitions prove to be true, then this is what I can expect from the rest of my year: Huge breakfasts with delicious mimosas Writing!  (I have had a little bit of writer’s block the past few weeks, and I THINK I broke through, so that was exciting) Harry Potter movies Driving snowy roads (gross!) Eating chocolate chip cookies Reading books I can’t say that any of thisRead More →

I don’t know what I am going to blog about. I usually like to plan these things in advance.  I try to be interesting for you all.  I really do. Today though, everything is uncertain.  My life, my job.  I’m twenty-seven years old, and I don’t know for sure where I’m going to be in a month. I envy the people in my life who don’t plan.  I envy the people who can pick up and move across the country, without a job in line, without an idea of where they are going. I like to know what’s coming next.  I like stability and continuity. Read More →

Something I don’t think I’ve talked about on here  at all (which is crazy, since I’m a little nutty about it) is my love of all things theater. It stemmed from when I was a kid, when I used to dance and perform in my school plays.  And heck, when I used to put on plays for my friends and family on my front porch.  I was never very good… I was okay, but I LOVED it.  (In a way, I think my writing comes from that.  I’m not telling stories on the stage, but rather on the page… Okay, I didn’t mean to makeRead More →

There isn’t much to talk about today.  Things have been crazy during preparations for Thanksgiving (my very favorite holiday!) and trying to get caught up on my NaNoWriMo writing. But finally, FINALLY, I did it.  I hit my 50,000. 50,012 to be exact. There’s a bit more that I want to write before I officially put in to “win” NaNoWriMo, but I’m almost there. Even just seeing the 50,000 is one of the best motivations I know. I’m a little nervous about finishing it, but I am even more nervous about revising it. I’ve always been absolutely terrible at revisions. It’s hard for me toRead More →