Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 16: Happy New Year! Let’s Have Some Shiny Month Maps!

Happy New Year! I hope you’re having a great start to your new year! Today, I’m celebrating the start of 2018 with a shiny new month map for January and a quick list of my resolutions for this year. What about December’s Month Map? Well, December was a hectic month …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 15: My favorite reads of 2017!

I smashed my Goodreads reading goal of 100 books earlier this month, finishing with a count of 114 books. I’ve reviewed a few through my Magic Monday series, but today I want to highlight my top ten favorite reads, as well as a few books I enjoyed rereading this year. …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 14: A Review of 2017

The third Monday of the month is usually reserved for a month map update. However, it’s December, 2017 is nearly over, and I’m suffering a slight amount of burnout from a stressful November. So today’s post is going to be a brief reflection on how 2017 has gone for me. …

Magic Monday: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

This month, I revisited The Goblin Emperor, which I’ve read previously on recommendation by a good friend. I LOVE this book. I’ll get to why in a moment, but first, here’s the cover and blurb: The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 13: November’s Final Update and December’s Month Map

Time for a quick look back at November, which was much more successful a month than I had expected! NaNoWriMo! — WON! This year NaNo was a struggle for various reasons. You can see by the graph below that I spent most of the month trying to catch up. That …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 12: Excerpt from Within the Ironwood

It’s Monday again already? I’ll admit that I almost forgot about today’s post… It’s been quite the hectic week. Two Thanksgivings, painting a hallway, catching up on NaNoWriMo…you get the drift. Today’s post is brief but enjoyable–a sneak peek at my NaNovel, Within the Ironwood! This excerpt is from a …

Lieutenant Junior Grade’s Log, Entry 11: Mid-month Month Map update!

I can’t believe how fast time is going by. The month’s already half over… Almost three quarters, in fact! Time for a mid-month update of November’s Month Map! NaNoWriMo! My project this year is Within the Ironwood, which is technically already started, but I only have a few chapters written …

Magic Monday: The Beast of Talesend by Kyle Robert Shultz

Welcome back to another Magic Monday book review! Today, I have an awesome fairy tale-inspired story to share. I love the cover, and the blurb is even better: Private eye Nick Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago – where zeppelins now soar the …