Changing Things Up


Version 2

My goal, in writing this blog, is to keep things interesting and relevant, so I’m constantly assessing what posts people like and respond to.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

-Harold Wilson

With that in mind, I’m changing my weekly updates on book challenge progress and turning them into monthly updates. If anyone was really looking forward to weekly updates, email me and we’ll talk, but I’m not seeing much engagement, and they’re certainly not one of my more popular posts.

Right now, I’m not planning to replace it with a new feature. I’m also changing to a Monday & Thursday blogging schedule.

I appreciate every single person who reads my posts. I love to read comments, and I enjoy opinions and discussion. Therefore, I encourage you to leave a comment or respond to someone else’s comment. But even if you’re just stopping by to read, thank you!

See you on Thursday!

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Innerspace Caverns, Texas Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Innerspace Caverns, Texas
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

Four years ago yesterday, I started this blog.  2010 was a pretty big year for me.  I got my Master’s Degree and started working for crisis.  I went to see the Grand Canyon and met the TV Guy.  This was my first post.

I started my blog with very little clear idea of what I wanted to do with it, just that I wanted to have a place to write thoughts and observations, and if others decided to join me, more the better.  I also wanted to force myself to write more often.  The problem is that I often say I’m “too busy,” and of course, I am.  But I’m too busy for lots of things, and I do them.  If I didn’t have to sleep, I’m sure I’d consider that a luxury too.

In those 4 years, I’ve written 1,024 posts!  Who would have thought I’d have so much to say?


Lips Touch Three Times- A review

I recently read someone else’s blog, and they recommended a book called Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor with illustrations by Jim Di Bartolo.  The book contains three young adult paranormal romances: Goblin Fruit, Spicy Little Curses Such as These, and Changeling.  In my opinion, these stories gain momentum.  The first one is merely okay, the second one was pretty good, and the third one may be worth buying the book for so I can read it again.  All stories are creative an interesting.  The illustrations are haunting, and I’m not very visual, so they didn’t do much for me when I read them prior to the story, but when I finished and looked back, they fit like a glove.

If you like young adult paranormal romance, this is clearly a book to read.  I went to Amazon, and sure enough, this author has other books.  Next stop: the library.  I will let you know if her other books are as good as this one.  Also Laini Taylor has an interesting blog with updates and tidbits on her writing process.  It’s definitely worth a read, as well as being humorous.