In the style of my recent post 11 things you should never say to a writer, and what to say instead, I'm dusting off this lil dinosaur and adding an update! You can read my original writing survival kit post here; it has your daily dose of outdated marble graphics as well as a singular … Continue reading Annie's UPDATED writing survival kit
The past few years, I didn't set yearly resolutions. I think we have a tendency to break our own resolutions, so I decided not to create them for myself. Why set myself up to break my own promises? Why not just be a good person and work toward bettering myself 365 days of the year? … Continue reading Annie's 2020 word of the year… and the ONE THING she needs to do this year
Today I'm sharing my favorite and least favorite books of 2019! Drop me a comment and let me know if you agree (or don't)... 9. One Day in December by Josie SilverI loved almost every element of this book! The slow-build romance was so torturous and also so delicious; I'm pretty sure I read this … Continue reading The best and worst of 2019
Why do we have these stories that we can't get out of our heads?
Today, I'm sharing a mini-review for every book I read in 2019... pt. 2. You can read the first half of my 2019 reviews here. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. RomeroThis book is a charming, heartbreaking tale about what unlikely friends will do to protect each other from outside threats. I read this … Continue reading Everything Annie read in 2019 pt. 2…
Buckle your seatbelts, ladies and gentleman. Today's post is the first of two chronicling everything I read in 2019 in the form of mini-reviews. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGeeI loved loved loved this book! The glitzy, futuristic setting and nail-biting dramatic twists and turns made for the perfect post-New Year's read. I highly recommend … Continue reading Everything Annie read last year…
A couple years ago, I wrote a funny-with-a-side-of-sarcasm post about the annoying things that writers have to hear all. the. time. I wanted to share the nails-on-the-chalkboard that we have to deal with when we tell someone we're writers, because let's face it: we've all had these conversations. Writing is a profession that's largely misunderstood, … Continue reading 11 things to never say to a writer… and what to say instead.
Aboard the MV World Odyssey, Pacific Ocean If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I've been everywhere. I'm being serious when I say that: between my last blog post and now, I've visited thirteen countries. I've sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal and consumed bread on four different continents. … Continue reading Where has Annie been?
When I read a sequel, one of my biggest concerns is how the authors expand the narrative; I want a sequel with higher stakes and wilder adventures than its predecessor. With The Rule of Many, that is absolutely the case. The world of Ava and Mira Goodwin expanded far beyond the first installment in this series. I got to see their overarching role in the revolution, and the glimpses into different aspects of their society gave me a more well-rounded view of the world they live in.
There's nothing I love more than a rainy day, which is convenient because April in North Carolina is nothing but rain. So grab all the blankets in your house (and I mean every single one), snuggle under your blanket pile, and pick up one of these books for the ultimate atmospheric and slightly moody reading experience.