Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch: A Brief Review

I recognize I’m a solid two years late to the bandwagon on this one, but I read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch over the summer and I have very mixed emotions. Rather than write out a book report, allow me to compile a list of what I loved and what left me peeved: The Good: Holy…

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Books I Couldn’t Live Without

Anyone that knows me would definitely recognize that I’m a book-lover. I’ve been a bibliophile since I was a child, constantly spending my allowance at the Scholastic Book Fairs and then begging my parents for more money because I wasn’t satisfied with the stack of books I’d already purchased. One thing a lot of people…

Sometimes, you just have to go purple…

I’m normally not one for wild and crazy decisions with my hair – or make-up, clothing, and food choices, for that matter – but I was feeling a little wild and crazy for my 29th birthday. I decided to finally bite the bullet and attempt purple ombre, something I’ve joked about doing for two years.…

Unplugged

While having wine with some girlfriends this weekend, the topic of “wedding paparazzi” came up. What is wedding paparazzi, you may ask? That’s when a friend or family member attending your wedding decides that it is more important that they get photos of your wedding than enjoying the beauty of the ceremony. If you’ve been…

Core Values

I am very blessed to work for a company that truly has it’s priorities in the right place. In a bad economy, most organizations are focused on: “What can we do to improve the bottom line?” Where I work, they are focused on: “What can we do to elevate our employees?” As a result of…

New Kids on the Block!

On Friday night, I got to watch these boys [men would be a more accurate word, considering they’re in their 40s now] rock it out. My goodness, it was amazing! A total flashback of my childhood, except I was able to drink a beer simultaneously. More to come later in the week once I can…

Writing Prompt: The Downtown Skyline

This is a photo I took while riding [as passenger] down I-4 on the way to the beach. It feels like it’s practically begging for a story to be written about it. I’m posting it now as inspiration – both for my readers and for myself. My goal is write a piece of flash fiction…