Harmony & Striking a Match – The Fire Starter Sessions

“Harmony.” I jotted it down in the margin on page 185 of Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions. Right under it is “& Happiness.” Here it is in my chicken scratch handwriting (thank you, grad school!).   Little did I know when I wrote it in response to the question, “Do you have a soul …

Breaking Dawn – My Take on the End of the Twilight Saga

First of all, I’d like to announce that this here post is number 300!  Which means that I’m pretty verbose.  And that, if you’re still here, you’re awesome.  If you’re new, welcome!  You’re also awesome. Okay.  Now on to today’s post: A friend posted the following comment on my Facebook page yesterday: “What did you think …

Conflict in Storytelling

I am a little perturbed.  My current reading material consists of a chick-lit series by Shanna Swendson.  The four books started with Enchanted, Inc, so that’s how I will refer to the series.  It’s cute; it’s entertaining.  It kind of bridges that gap between YA and romance: no hanky panky, but the possibility of sex is always …

Review: 'Juliet, Naked' by Nick Hornby

Wow.  I’m plowing through these books like crazy.  Blame it on my weekly visits to the library for the free and [mildly] entertaining children’s shows and my little one’s insatiable need for books, books, and more books.  Also, blame it on the fact that The Thesis is nearly over and I no longer have to …