Annie Answers Questions: A Celebratory Q&A

I propose a toast: to you, my readers, my followers, the people who think what I'm saying is worth hearing.  Thank you thank you thank you!  In between the time of asking for questions and completing the Q&A, I reached 300 followers, so double the celebration and double the thanks! Let's get right to it:…

What Annie Read // Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne Published November 7th, 2017 Disney-Hyperion Find On // Amazon // Goodreads // Livia Blackburne Goodreads Synopsis: A healer who cannot be healed . . . When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her…

What Annie Learned About Blogging in Six Months

Six months ago, I started this little site with the intention of forming a writing network and improving my craft.  While I totally flaked out until the end of May, I've found some serious joy and had some serious fun in the past month building my network and interacting with some seriously talented individuals. To…

What Annie’s Doing: A Reading and Writing Update #2

Is it actually July?  That's what my planner says, but I'm having a hard time believing it.  So much has happened in life and on this little site the past month that it's felt more like a week than a month.  To help usher in July, I'm going to do a little recap of my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What Annie Read: Everything, Everything Book Review

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Everything, Everything is a book that I've been looking forward to reading for a  long, long time.  I've heard a lot of hype about how absolutely wonderful Nicola Yoon's first novel is in addition to obsessively watching the movie trailer once or twice (more like seven times).  So when I…

Why I Write Unapologetically

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a full-fledged Pinterest addict.  Pinterest is such a useful resource as a writer and I always find new thoughts or images that spur my creativity and induce inspiration.  (You can follow my personal Pinterest here  and my writing Pinterest here).  I never know what I will…