Wanderlusty Wednesday: D-Day Beaches

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Having lived in Normandy for a year, it would have been more than remiss of me never to see arguably the region’s biggest draw…

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MK’s Book Reviews: The Raven Boys


So if you follow me on Twitter or even read all my posts on this blog, you know I’ve been reading this and loving it.

I just finished it last night and…

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Writing Tip: Take A Break


So I know this might seem counterproductive, but one of the biggest things I’ve learned in the 5+ years I’ve been writing is…

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Friday Things

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Happy fall!

I love this time of year. I love the leaves falling and the jacket weather and the hot toddys and the sense of nostalgia and comfort this season always brings.

Here are three things that made my week:

1. I FINISHED THE SECOND DRAFT OF MY BOOK. I really didn’t think I would make it for a little while there. BUT I DID IT. Now I will set it aside and try and forget about it for at least three months.  AND IN THAT TIME I GET TO START WRITING A NEW BOOK 😀

2. A friend of mine is living the dream: quitting his job, buying a one-way ticket, and traveling indefinitely. Hey, jealousy! Follow his adventures here!

3.  This Tumblr is amazing for all of those who are in love with this current season (such as myself.)

Reading: THE GREATEST BOOK EVER. Seriously. Do you ever pick up a book and think, hmmm, this author clearly is writing directly to me? It’s about Welsh legends (which I’ve had a strange affinity for ever since reading this book as a child), prep school boys, family drama, and magic–and it’s beautifully written. I’m reading it every spare minute I have and at the same time, dreading its ending, because I am loving it so, so much. Fortunately for me it has two books which come after it 😀

Watching: Nothing, because I’ve been busy reading and writing.

Listening to: The Bouncing Souls. They’re amazing. Why has no one told me about them before?

Gorgeous photo found here

Wanderlusty Wednesday: Les plages de la Normandie

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I meant to do a post about traveling to the D-Day beaches in Normandy today, but I do not have time. So for now I’ll leave you with this photo of one of those beaches–they’re oddly incredibly peaceful today–with more info to come next week. Stay tuned!

MK’s Book Reviews: My Life Next Door


So after this book, I was in need of an antidote, in the way of some lighter fare. I chose Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door.

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