Two years without Fur

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Gnocchi for Dinner!

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Books for Breakfast #112

Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne & Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard It's taken me a lot longer than I'd like to admit to read this book. I heard a lot of negative  reviews about it, which was kind of off-putting, when I hear bad things about a book, I can't help but think that the book must be bad, and I go into it…

By Design – Cat Illustration Collection

Design

Back when I was still in art school, we had a project that explored creating images with different media/styles using the same animal. I of course went with a cat. To date, this is probably my best illustration collection and I love all of them turned out (sans the painted one, which I haven't shown here cause it isn't my best.) The pencil and ink works were my favorites. I…

Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Life

I've been doing NaNoWriMo for quite a while now. I started when I was back in college as a sophomore and that first year was the only year I actually completed the challenge. A bunch of unfinished novels later, here I am, prepping for another year of literary struggle! I was debating between re-working/finishing an older NaNoWriMo novel that I recently fell back in love with, or writing something new…

Books for Breakfast #111

Book Reviews

The Madd Addam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood I read Oryx and Crake quite a while ago, since it was one of Alex's favorite books. At the time he also had never read the entire trilogy either, only the first book, so I too, only read the first book. Recently, he decided that it was finally time and read the second and third book, bemoaning that he didn't re-read the first…

Haunted House Stories

Life, Local Flavor

As Halloween steadily approaches, I figure I'll share some spooky stories. I'll start with one of my favorite clown-related stories (since all this nonsense with clowns has been happening in real life, not in haunted houses) Back in my junior year (I think) of high school, I was drafted for a trip to Ohio to visit a haunted house, well, actually it was five haunted houses all on the same…

Top 10 Horror Books

Book Reviews

Horror is one of my favorite genres all around. I love horror manga, I love horror books, I love ghost stories by camp fires, I love horror movies, I love haunted houses, and I love people telling me creepy true stories about their own encounters. Basically, I love all things haunted and creepy. So I'm going to talk about my top 10 horror books (in no particular order) to celebrate…

Books for Breakfast #110

Book Reviews

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis I received this book for free from Blogging for Books, all opinions are my own.  This is a perfect read for October! When I saw the cover on Blogging for Books, it caught my eye and looked like something that would put me on edge. While it isn't outright horror, it is still scary. The story follows a girl named Elka as she runs…

By Design – Inktober

Design

If you're not aware of Inktober, let me inform you! Inktober is a drawing/inking challenge where artists draw a piece of art using ink in some way every day of the month! Ink isn't really my speciality, and I probably could have done Drawlloween (which is pencil drawings) instead, but what the hell, I decided to go full out of my comfort zone! Not to mention I picked up some…

Books for Breakfast #109

Book Reviews

Changeless and Blameless by Gail Carriger Since these are both part of a series, Parasol Protectorate, I thought I'd review them together! I borrowed the first book from a co-worker back at Barnes & Noble, who suggested that I might like the series. It's steam-punk, Victorian London, and our independent, brass, and very Italian heroine needs no saving, she can do that by herself, thank you very much! The second…

Problems with Wedding Dress Expectations (WW#5)

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Since the going is still slow on the wedding front (Although I did put down a deposit on a wedding photographer and signed the contract with them! YAY! ONE BIG THING DONE!!!) I figured that I'd push this back to being a once a month update, because I'm bad at talking about weddings and I'm not an expert in any sense of the word. As the day creeps ever closer,…