Wednesday, January 20, 2021

2021 Reading Challenge @ Foggy Pine Books

 Decided to do this one again.

  1. Epistolary Novel:
  2. Set on a Different Planet:
  3. About Mythology:
  4. Historical Fiction Takes Place After 1900 (And Not Set in WW1 or WW2):
  5. Local Nonfiction (Local = State You Reside):
  6. Romance by BIPOC Author:
  7. Memoir About Travel:
  8. Graphic Novel by Trans/Nonbinary Author/Illustrator:
  9. A Manga:
  10. Latinx Author:
  11. Passes the Bechdel Test:
  12. Nonfiction Book About Climate Change:
  13. Non-American Author: Cordelia-Winston Graham
  14. By an Activist:
  15. YA Novel: 
  16. Book With a Yellow Cover:
  17. Nonfiction Title About any Historic Event That Interests You:
  18. Southern Gothic Novel:
  19. Indigenous Author:
  20. Middle-Grade Graphic Novel:
  21. Finalist for 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction:
  22. "Love" in the Title:
Extra Credit:
  1. Collection of Short Stories:
  2. Book of Poetry by a Queer Poet:

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Blydyn Square Books 2021 Reading Challenge

 I first did this challenge in 2018, and was not aware of it taking place again until now. 

  • Season in the Title:
  • Color in the Title:
  • Body of Water in the Title:
  • Last Name in the Title:
  • At Least 300 Pages: Cordelia--Winston Graham
  • Children's Book: 
  • About Religion:
  • Discusses Illness/Disease:
  • Major Character Dies:
  • Place Name:
  • Supposed to Read in School:

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Only Four Days Now...

This video is a few months old, but I only discovered it yesterday: 


 And I want to repost this video (in case some of you haven't already seen it):


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Quiz: The Popsicle Test

I agree with most of this one. Click for quiz.

You Are Open Hearted

You are patient and focused. You are good at sticking with projects and following instructions.
You like to blend in. Standing out in the crowd is overrated.

You are a spiritual soul. You are a person who tries to find meaning in everything, and you often do.
You dislike working with theories. You are more concerned with the practicalities of life.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

2021 Reading Challenge @Debbie Macomber on Twitter

 Another I want to join

January:  Ravished--Amanda Quick












Time Flies...

It's been more than a year since the passing of Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation, and more than five years since I first read the book and posted this review on Goodreads:

As someone currently on Prozac for depression, I knew I had to read this book to see how, if at all, I could identify with what the author described herself going through. Even though I know that it was written over 20 years ago. Still it was a thought-provoking read. And I did see some incidents in the book that were nearly the same as (if not identical to) what I had gone through before beginning my Prozac last year. Although it took me this long to realize I suffered from depression and needed to seek help. I felt I was brave to have read this. 

It was after that I decided to write my own story. At first, I did not think it was great idea, as it seemed too similar to what had already been written. But people I know convinced me otherwise,a s everyone's experience is different. And so I began. 

I must confess I have not been seeing out my manuscript lately, either the memoir or the kids book. Though I did send each out last year, and for the kids book, I received a rejection email at the end of last April.I had sent them out in February last year, before the corona virus was declared a pandemic, forcing lockdown. This having happened, I did not expect to hear from any of the agents, and was surprised to hear from the one to whom I sent the kids' book. And as the pandemic raged on last year, seeding out my stories became one of the last things on my mind. I'm going to start looking for agents again, I'm just not sure when yet. 

I have since reread Prozac Nation, as well as two of Wurtzel's other books, More, Now, Again last April, and Bitch just last week.

And my birthday is tomorrow, but I'm just going to leave it that 😊