The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books on September 18, 2007 (first published September 1, 2005) Genres: young adult, historical fiction Pages: 550 Format: Paperback Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Audible Rating: ★★★★★ I worry my review of this book won’t do it justice. How do I adequately describe to you the magic of Zusak’s words, the atmosphere he creates–the […]


Hi, everyone! I’ve been absent from this blog the past week and a half or so, but I promise I’ve done work toward my WiP since then! Since my last post, I’ve… done more outlining: I’m up to Chapter 11. Almost half-way through, guys! 😀 started finalizing my playlist: added to my research document: I’ve done more […]

Mood & Music Monday: 8/14/17

Hello, friends, and welcome this week’s Mood and Music Monday! Mood and Music Monday is a weekly meme I’ve started, wherein I’ll post a song and talk about how it relates to my day/week, as well as a few other things. (And, in case anyone’s wondering, this meme has no relation to Lauren’s [from Always Me] […]

The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes Writers Make in their Manuscripts when Sending to Beta Readers

It’s hard to write a novel. Many writers know this well, devoting countless hours–sometimes years–and sleepless nights to a kernel of a story idea, cultivating that idea into something which will, hopefully, blossom into a full-length novel. But even after you hammer out the general details–plot threads, character arcs, scene outlines–sometimes a book is just plain […]