Please Wear Gray; The Story of the Morality Book Exchange

Please Wear Gray; The Story of the Morality Book Exchange

The recent morally gray book exchange was an exercise in extreme self-indulgence. It gave me the opportunity to recommend a favorite book to a captive, semi-drunk brunch gathering. My weird obsession with color-coordinated photographs was also fulfilled because I made everyone wear gray. It was truly a grand morning. Never Let Me Go is the book [...]

Support Shapes; Using a Book Exchange to Promote Candles, Photography, and Coffee

Support Shapes; Using a Book Exchange to Promote Candles, Photography, and Coffee

Recently a major planning mood hit me. All that meant, initially, was hosting another book exchange. I keep saying I am done, but I am not. I keep waiting for them to get dull, but they won’t. Sitting in a circle, talking about books fills my cup every time, and I always ride that high [...]

Hell Yes to Yes Please

Hell Yes to Yes Please

Yes Please by Amy Poehler will be my second read of 2019. It is technically a re-read, but it's been nearly four years. At this point, it's basically brand new. Ratings: 3.82 stars on Goodreads 80% on Litsy GreenLight: Fond memories of the warm fuzzies while reading. Excited to focus on the creative aspects and [...]

I Create, Therefore I Am; Why My Year of Beauty was a Bust and How Creativity Will be Better.

It is no secret that I love a good yearly theme. I’ve said that before, but it bears repeating. My themes usually just apply to my reading for that year, but have now morphed into all aspects of life. 2016 was the year of feminism. 2017 was the year of diversity. 2018 was the year [...]

Attending My First Poetry Reading; A Love Letter to Rupi Kaur

Attending My First Poetry Reading; A Love Letter to Rupi Kaur

With my poetry love affair being the main point of this blog, it may come as a surprise to readers that I had never been to a poetry reading prior to blogging about poetry. Poetry found me in print, and that was how I absorbed it for a long time. After years between the pages, a world [...]