October 2015



Boy. What a month. October was such a tumultuous month for me – personal life wise. I quit my job. I found a job…I quit my job. God. Yes, you read that right. I quit that job that I found a couple of weeks ago. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster nowadays. I’ve been unemployed for a week now, but this past week, I never could pick up a book nor could I even entertain the thought of blogging. So, I’m sorry about that peeps. The job search continues. I’ve sent my résumés all over the place, so hopefully I’ll get a response right away. You ever feel like life is getting away from you? That’s how I feel right now. Full of regrets and just really down in the dumps. My husband told me that regretting something is a useless practice. What else can we do about the things we did in the past? Nothing, really. We can only look forward. So that’s what I’m doing. He thinks that I needed a break from working, anyway, so I thank him for that. Let’s just hope I’ll find something soon, because we really can’t afford it.


  • Jack [The Family Simon, #2] by Julianna Stone
  • Tucker [The Family Simon, #1] by Julianna Stone
  • After You [Me Before You, #2] by Jojo Moyes
  • Maverick [The Family Simon, #3] by Julianna Stone
  • Teague [The Family Simon, #4] by Julianna Stone
  • The New Hunger [Warm Bodies, #0.5] by Isaac Marion
  • Glory in Death [In Death, #2] by JD Robb
  • In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
  • The Darkest Night [Lords of the Underworld, #1] by Gena Showalter
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Before We Were Strangers by Renée Carlino
  • Thursday’s Child by Sandra Brown
  • First & Then by Emma Mills
  • Brown-Eyed Girl [Travis Family, #4] by Lisa Kleypas

Fourteen books for the month is probably the lowest total I’ve ever had. But that’s okay. That’s still a good number by anybody’s standards. I’m hoping things will pick up as soon as I get over the fact that I’m jobless and am living off my husband. I hate that. Truly, I do. Lol.


In my defence, I agreed to tackle this project before my life spun out of control. I think I’ll be okay, though.  Olivia of Olivia’s Catastrophe approached me if I would be interested in collaborating with five other writers in launching a blog. These Writerly Conundrums is a place where we share our adventures in writing. There will be tips; there will be stories, and there will be giveaways. Not gonna lie, I don’t know what I’m doing. Olivia seems to think I can write to save my life. Lol. Man, those ladies are wicked-good writers. Wish me luck, and visit us, will ya?


Well, I’m in between books. I’m ready to give up on Illuminae. It’s taking me awhile to get into it.  The technical stuff is daunting. The narrative can sometimes be tedious. And because it’s a Sci-Fi, I’m missing that emotional connection with the characters and their personal stories. I admire the ingenuity, but I don’t think the book is for me, you know?

CATALYSTS: The Scientific Method by Kris Ripper. Hot. Really hot. I’m not one for menagé, but I see the allure. Don’t know if I’ll ever be a regular reader of it though.

WALK ON EARTH, A STRANGER by Rae Carson. I just started it. Too early to tell. This book reminds me of The Vespertine series by Saundra Mitchell.  But like I said, it’s too early to tell.


I’ve got nothing scheduled. So I’m going to blog on the fly. I’m sure I can shake off this melancholy soon and things will return to normal. I hope you all had a happy Halloween.