October 2017 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – Gretel, Grown

You all know how much I love a good fairytale twist, and this one is no exception. Just in time for Halloween, this one is the perfect marriage of creepy and cute.   Gretel, Grown by Cris Kenney Originally published October 2016 Gretel is eleven now, and her brother is the only one who still…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – Gretel, Grown

Non Fiction · Religion · Reviews

Present Over Perfect β€” Realizing Self Care Really Is A Thing

Guess who’s baaaaaaack! πŸ˜… Wow. It’s been a while, friends. To be honest, I had to look at my wordpress admin settings to remember when I had last posted anything on here (hint: it’s been a WHILE). If I was wiser and just a little trendier, I’d be telling you how I purposely took a…… Continue reading Present Over Perfect β€” Realizing Self Care Really Is A Thing

Fantasy · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult Fiction

The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer

4/5 ⭐️ ( Cinder + Scarlet + Cress + Winter) It’s a few hundred years into the Third Era, and after rebuilding from the ground up after World War 4, Earth is finally united and at peace. The only thing that poses a major threat is the mysterious, incurable letumosis, a pandemic sweeping the planet…… Continue reading The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer

Book Lists

Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Graphic Novels

Graphic novels? Really? Is it still Emma writing this? Believe it folks, I’m a new womanβ€”I can honestly say I truly (mostly) enjoyed every single book in this post.  But first, some backstory.  I love reading. I love diving into a book, immersing myself in words, drowning out everything else and letting my imagination run…… Continue reading Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Graphic Novels

February 2017 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – Reading Beauty

This is probably the shortest short story I’ve ever posted, but I couldn’t resist. All I could think when I first read it was, “literally me” Reading Beauty, by Abigail Ashing Originally Published January 2016 He would’ve kissed me to waken me, a tradition of dubious morality, but there was no need. I have my…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – Reading Beauty

February 2017 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – The Monkey’s Paw

A chilling “three wishes” tale that details the grievous price attached to interfering with fate, this short is an eerie one! The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs Originally published September 1902 Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlor of Lakesnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – The Monkey’s Paw

January 2017 · Weekend Shorts

Weekend Shorts – Royal Jelly

Another short from Roald Dahl – can you tell how much I love him? This particular story isn’t my favorite of all the ones he wrote, but it’s definitely the most unsettling, and I was NOT expecting the ending!   Royal Jelly, by Roald Dahl Originally published in Tales of the Unexpected, 1979   β€˜It…… Continue reading Weekend Shorts – Royal Jelly