Getting Lit Ep10: The Amish Midwife

By Mindy Starns Clark. Highlights: "You guys are knee deep in amniotic fluid, and you get his whole CV!" "He has negative personality. He is a black hole of personality." "Tell me your deepest,...

Books I Read, Vol 42

    Space romance: laser guns of loooooveeee! A marquess with nightmares. Book deal alert! Scarred yet adorably, cheerfully arrogant duke from Tessa Dare. And a nonfiction academic look at...

Books I read this week 3/4/2017

Side Rant: Dreams Are Lame I would like a refund on my dreams, please.   I had a dream about this guy, Dan Stevens, the dude who was in Downton Abbey. It was incredibly lame. You would think if my brain puts the energy into conjuring up a dream of an encounter...

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Books I read this week 2/25/17

Magic Burns Author: Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels #2 Tags: Urban Fantasy, Kick Ass Heroine, bounty hunter, magic, shifters, vampires Rating: Yay!   What a rollicking adventure! Yet another great example of world building from the Ilona Andrews team. In this...

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Books I Read This Week 2/18/2017

The Raven Prince Author: Elizabeth Holt Series: Princes Trilogy #1 Tags: Period Romance, Pre-Regency, wigs (boo!), growly hero, physically scarred hero, hidden identity, clandestine meetings in a brothel Rating: Super yay!   Elizabeth Hoyt: delightful as usual!...

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Books I read this week 2/11/17

Nuts Author: Alice Clayton Sub-genre: Contemporary, humor, Girl Moves Back to Small Town, hipster? slow food movement? Rating: Yay! Not much to say about this book, other than the fact that I was pleasantly surprised. It's funny, light, and steamy. A fun book all...

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Why I Love Audiobooks and The Challenge

Why I love Audiobooks I love audiobooks. Mostly because: Radio sucks. There are only about five Nationally Recognized Corporation Approved artists that cycle the pop hits lists anyway. I can't tell the difference between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry and whatever other...

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The Counterfeit Mistress, Madeline Hunter

Title: The Counterfeit Mistress Author: Madeline Hunter Series: Fairbourne's #3 Tags: Regency Romance, French, spy!, ex-army Rating: Super yay!   9 ways to tell you have a book crush: You don't notice when you stay up too late reading, and when you do notice, you...

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Books I read this week 2/4/17

Nuts Author: Alice Clayton Sub-genre: Contemporary, humor, Girl Moves Back to Small Town, hipster? slow food movement? Rating: Yay! Not much to say about this book, other than the fact that I was pleasantly surprised. It's funny, light, and steamy. A fun book all...

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Books I read this week 1/28/17

Nuts Author: Alice Clayton Sub-genre: Contemporary, humor, Girl Moves Back to Small Town, hipster? slow food movement? Rating: Yay! Not much to say about this book, other than the fact that I was pleasantly surprised. It's funny, light, and steamy. A fun book all...

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Epilogues, Christmas Specials, and Romantic Tyrants

Epilogues and Christmas specials always remind me that women are ruthless tyrants when it comes to romantic fantasies. It's not enough that they fall in love. It's not enough that they overcome ridiculous odds to be together, strip away considerable emotional baggage...

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Side Rant: Breaking Up with the Dark Series

Okay, Vampire Series. We need to talk. We've been together for three novels now. Dark Prince, which was alright,  Dark Magic, which was creeptastical, and I just finished Dark Challenge, which was just boring. I've got a good handle on your verse, and I'm seeing some...

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Books I read this week 1/21/17

Nuts Author: Alice Clayton Sub-genre: Contemporary, humor, Girl Moves Back to Small Town, hipster? slow food movement? Rating: Yay! Not much to say about this book, other than the fact that I was pleasantly surprised. It's funny, light, and steamy. A fun book all...

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Shifters Unbound, Jennifer Ashley

Shifters Unbound Series Author: Jennifer Ashley Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifters, werebears!, tiger+magic! Rating: Yay!   So far, I’ve read, in bold: 0.5   Shifter Made 1      Pride Mates 2      Primal Bonds 2.5   Bodyguard (werebears!) 3      Wild Cat 3.5...

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The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne, Madeline Hunter

Hey, Wendy. Read any good books lately? Why, yes, Hypothetical Person Who Has the Same Taste in Books as Me, I have! Thanks for asking! Have you read the author Madeline Hunter? No, is she good? Yes, I have really been enjoying her books. You should check them out! I...

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Books I read this week: Jan 14th, 2017

This week in shitty books I read: Rule, by Jane Crownover Rating: Meh. Highlights: A Man Named ESPN3. Read review here. Highland Velvet, Jude Deveraux Rating: Yuck. Highlights: I WILL Go John Wick on Your Ass. Read review here. Bear Necessities, Dana Marie Bell...

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Bear Necessities, Dana Marie Bell

Title: Bear Necessities Author: Dana Marie Bell Sub-genre: Shifters. Werebears! Rating: meh.   How ridiculous is this title? I have had Bear Necessities stuck in my head for the past month because of this book. It just gets worse, by the way. Here are some more...

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Highland Velvet, Jude Deveraux

Title: Highland Velvet Author: Jude Deveraux Sub-genre: Highlanders! Historical Romance Rating: Yuck. Holy shit, this book was written in 1982. This book is older than me. I don't really think genre books stand the test of time.   I'm pretty sure dog years apply,...

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Rule, Jay Crownover

Title: Rule Author: Jay Crownover Sub-genre: Bad boys? I dunno. Rating: Meh. Aww! Look at them soulful blue eyes, and fake sleeve tattoo! He looks super young, and in fact he is. I don't think that character is older than 23. Makes me want to call him a Dashing Young...

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2016 Book List

Thanks in large part to audiobooks that I listen to instead of the radio or streaming while working, driving, cleaning, and lately instead of TV, I have read a shit ton of books this year. Goodreads said I read 126 books in 2016, but I looked back on it and I think I...

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Why I Art

In order from favorite to least favorite: charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic, markers, pens, pencils, other paints, alternative media (anything I can get my hands on), writing, flower arrangements, knitting, cross stitching, latchhook, cake decorating,...

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Yes, I judge your online dating profile

Ah, the Internet. Where the saying judge not lest ye be judged should be changed to judge away, for ye will never see sirrah in person. We all judge and are judged and leave the Internet world unscathed, unless you become part of a flame war.Online dating sites are...

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P & P

Don't mind me I was just thinking about the ideal situation of me in Pride and Prejudice and who I would want to sleep with most, Darcy or Elizabeth, because they are both pretty awesome, though I thoroughly respect their relationship and wouldn't want to mess it up...

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I Love Jane Eyre Like I Love the Angel Series

I love the Angel Series more than Buffy, and every time I think about it, I go, "I love Angel! It's so good!...Except for seasons 3 and 4, some of 2, anything with Conner, and a lot of Cordi, and the 5th season's not super great either, but still!" That's kind of how...

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The Ten Cent Plague

The Ten Cent Plague: the Great Comic Scare and How it Changed America David Hadju 2008 Read by Steven Rudnicki The whole "how it changed America" bit is a bit heavy handed. I would say that the thesis of this book is more how America changed comic books, but whatever....

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Sketches

Sketches, of myself and my friend Rosie. The sketch of Rosie looks better if you are looking at it from above at an angle, like if you are sketching in a book on your lap, say.

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Kim is Helping

Kimmy’s helping me photography my pictures. With her new collar she kinda looks like Scooby Doo. (but...

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Why the Long Face?

I'm pretty proud of this one. It was made in one of those moments where you work furiously, completely absorbed, and then stand back and say,...

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Batter My Heart, Part 1

  Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person’d God By John Donne (Taken from this website) Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to...

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Batter My Heart Part 2

Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person’d God (Cont’d) By John Donne Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and...

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Current Progress on my Digital Portfolio

So what I have been trying to do with this blog is compile a portfolio of all my artwork in one place. The progress has been… fun, but well, a bitch. The real trick is digitizing them. I’ve found that scanning works for some of the smaller ones but the...

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