Saturday, September 22, 2012

Buy My Book!

My senior year of high school I started writing a book. I dabbled with it here and there over the next few years until it was finished, and then it was filed away. This last year I decided to dust it off and post it on Amazon for purchase. Why not? I wasn't doing anything else with it.

Although, I must admit that the idea of releasing my long-nurtured book into an uncaring world makes me nervous. I have worked hard on this project, and I really hope for a positive reception. I know that there will always be critics who don't approve, no matter the work. But my husband promised to shield me from the more severe reviews. :)

As of this morning, dear readers, my book is now available! Please read it and tell me what you think! Any questions or comments can be sent to my blog email address:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Heart List: The Artist

I was bored this weekend, so I thought I'd pass the time by renting a couple of movies. I had seen a preview of "The Artist" and it seemed fairly interesting. Why not? Oh, how my world was about to change! I enjoy a fun movie as much as the next person, but I am rarely in raptures over film. However, I can say without reserve that "The Artist" is truly a work of art. It was absolutely beautiful in so many different ways. I knew that it was about a silent film actor, but I didn't realize that the movie itself was a silent film. It's interesting what aspects of a movie are brought to the forefront when there's no dialogue. The visuals were stunning (even in black and white), the music was inspired, and the acting was magnificent. Truly. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Heart List: London

A handful of years ago I did a semester in London, and it's been on my mind lately. I miss it so much! I could go on for hours about why everyone should love that city. Huge parks, tons of museums, a wide variety of great restaurants, many theaters, enough stores for even the most avid shopper, historical sites by the dozen...and that's just the beginning! There's always something to do, even if you don't want to spend any money. Plus, everyone has an awesome accent. ;) It's my dream to live there (or in a smaller town not far from there) on a permanent basis.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Heart List: Howl's Moving Castle

This is one of the rare examples of book-made-into-movie where I like the movie just as much as I like the book. I saw the movie first, and I thought it was a fun story. Then I read the book, and I fell in love! The story had a delightfully tongue-in-cheek quality to it, gently poking fun at classic fairy tales. The characters are complex and real, the plot is well-structured, the relationships are endearing, and it's quite well-written. It's an easy read, but it's still intelligent and engaging. I would highly recommend it to everyone!