Canine Inspired Book Recs for the Dog Days of Summer

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With the rise of the constellation Sirius, we are officially in the dog days of summer. It’s time to put the swimmies on Fido and jump in the pool. Or maybe you’d like to just curl up on the couch with the AC blasting while you and your dog both read a good book. Which ever it is, make sure it’s interesting for your fur-legged friend too. Here are five books about dogs to read with your pooch! Continue reading “Canine Inspired Book Recs for the Dog Days of Summer”

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6 Books to Read on Your Road Trip

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It’s that time again Robin Fans. Time to pile into mom or dad’s car, curl your legs beneath you, and read a book while you zoom down the highway. Or maybe it’s time to throw your headphones on and ignore the flight attendants while they direct you to the safety exits because you just got to a really good chapter and you can’t bear to look up from the page. Either way-you’re traveling and we’ve got some recommended reading for your bookish travels. Continue reading “6 Books to Read on Your Road Trip”

This Semester’s Content

So as not to leave you all high and dry, I am currently scanning in lots of quote art (see my last post Summer is Ending for some previews) to be scheduled for your viewing pleasure. I’m finding that I hate my scanner and that it is not scanning the images the way that I want them to come out. Everything is so bright and I don’t seem to have the power to adjust that outside of Photoshop.

But whatever, the point is that I did them.

After I hurt my back and binge watching M*A*S*H and Xena lost its appeal, I invested in a journal and began designing at least one quote per day. I was posting them to Instagram but eventually life became life and I found myself very busy.

I did not, however, stop designing the quotes. After I missed a week of posting the quotes on Instagram I resolved to just post them here.  Continue reading “This Semester’s Content”

Almost Done

Walking still isn’t a forte of mine, but at least I’m moving. I’m back at home with the puppies and my mom and so far everyone has been very nice. Luka Bear, especially, has been my babysitter. She sleeps in my room, gently checks on me at night, waits until I’m all the way down or up the stairs before moving on them, lets me take her outside without pulling me, and has generally been a big ol’ gentle giant. Wish I had this edition all the time. Belle has been… well… crazy… She’s still pretty gentle but she’s been … Continue reading Almost Done

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I Need to Move It Move It

As if being on a steroid regimen wasn’t bad enough, I’m still on bed rest. All I want to do is run around the block, do jumping jacks, go rock climbing, swim the length of the ocean, ANYTHING BUT SIT ON THIS COUCH FOR ANOTHER DAY! I can’t do it! I won’t do it! I thought, maybe I’ll get some reading done. Maybe I’ll get some writing done. But I have so much energy pent up that all I want to do is workout! Does anyone have any suggestions? I can’t take this anymore! Continue reading I Need to Move It Move It

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Serafina and the Black Cloak ★★★★☆

cover61596-mediumSerafina’s father always told her to never go into the deep parts of the forest, “for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.” She never had a reason to disobey her father’s wishes for her to remain on the grounds of the Biltmore estate, exploring its many rooms, taking care to never, ever be seen by anyone (especially since the Vanderbilt’s don’t know she exists or that she and her pa have been living in their basement).

When children start to go missing, however, Serafina hunts down the culprit. Even though it means disobeying her father and going into the woods.  Continue reading “Serafina and the Black Cloak ★★★★☆”

Secret of the Sevens ★★☆☆☆

cover58754-mediumThe Society of Seven isn’t a big secret at Singer, a boarding school for underprivileged children. Everyone knows, decades ago, the members of the secret society murdered the school’s founder and then perished in the sire they lit to cover the evidence.
Enter Talan Michaels, who doesn’t care about Singer’s past, or much else for that matter. He’s too focused on the fact that he’ll be homeless once he graduates since he never had the grades to go to college or do much else around town. Then he’s invited to join the resurrected Society of Seven to help the school and now he’s all tangled up in a mystery that someone will kill to keep hidden.

And yet, I just don’t care. About halfway through, the characters felt like undeveloped flat cardboard props just used the story of the Society of Sevens out into the world. I kept reading, hoping that it would get better. Continue reading “Secret of the Sevens ★★☆☆☆”