What Annie Read // The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Published March 16th 1998 (First Published 1985) Anchor Books Find On // Amazon // ThriftBooks // Goodreads // Margaret Atwood Goodreads Synopsis: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets … Continue reading What Annie Read // The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Annie’s Unpopular Opinions

Hiya folks!  Today's lil post is about my opinions regarding book and writing-related things or ideals with which I don't agree.  I'd be lying if I said I didn't lay in bed until 12:30 AM yesterday watching these videos on YouTube, so I'm going justify my binge-watching by calling it "research" for this post. Regardless, … Continue reading Annie’s Unpopular Opinions

Annie Talks First Lines

I've had this post on my schedule for a while and I'm super pumped to finally be writing it!  First lines are crucial  in both writing and reading, so I'm going to talk about both sides of the coin: how I write first lines/what makes a good one while highlighting some of my personal favorites. Let's … Continue reading Annie Talks First Lines

Annie Plays “Would You Rather”

I was tagged by Aria over at Snow White Hates Apples to complete a particularly challenging round of "Would You Rather" regarding my literary preferences.  I'll spare you the intro and just get right to the game! Would you rather... 1. Read only stand-alones or trilogies? I have to go with stand-alones here.  I love how … Continue reading Annie Plays “Would You Rather”

Little Miss Independent: How My Independent Study in Novel Writing Changed Me and My Writing

I'm pretty reserved in person, but there is one foolproof way to get me blabbering: ask me about my independent study.  I loved it.  I love it.  I will continue to love it because it was so freaking amazing. Let me start by telling you how my independent study came to be.  As I mentioned … Continue reading Little Miss Independent: How My Independent Study in Novel Writing Changed Me and My Writing

What Annie’s Wondering About: A Reverse Q&A

Guess who has two thumbs and just got 100 followers?  This gal!  Thank you so much for reading, liking, commenting, and being a supportive audience.  I've loved every minute and cannot wait to continue meeting so many amazing people. To celebrate the 100 wonderful people who read the ramblings I send out into the depths … Continue reading What Annie’s Wondering About: A Reverse Q&A

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Woohoo, my first book tag!  This is blog milestone, right? I feel great shame in saying that I haven't read that much this year.  I can feel the gods of literature frowning down at me as I say (or rather, type) this, but nevertheless I will complete the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.  Kourtni from … Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

What Annie Does Before She Writes: My Writing Process

As I wrote this post, I had two Google Chrome tabs open: the "Edit Post" page on which I wrote this little excerpt of my life... and my unfinished manuscript.  Sorry to say it, but I was procrastinating in my writing process by writing a post about my writing process.  How paradoxical.  Regardless, I appeased … Continue reading What Annie Does Before She Writes: My Writing Process

Eight Reasons Why Annie Isn’t Watching “Thirteen Reasons Why”

  Ever since the television adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why became available on Netflix, I've had to answer the question: "why haven't you watched it yet?"  The controversial show, based on a novel of the same name by Jay Asher, has drawn a lot of attention, both positive and negative, and I've had to justify my … Continue reading Eight Reasons Why Annie Isn’t Watching “Thirteen Reasons Why”

The Mystery Blogger Award

The heck!?  My heart is still beating unnaturally fast because I'm kind of freaking out right now.  The lovely Aly from "Book Huntress' World" nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award andI'm not quite sure how to handle it.  Do I cry with happiness, do I scream with joy?  I don't know, I'll probably end … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award