Two Lovers

I have two lovers vying for attention I cannot strike at the same time they push and pull until I give yet I enjoy eternal kickbacks they deliver when they hold me close screaming for more of their sublime deliverance. 2018 Latanya Ivey (CraftyScribbles)©

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday, Y’all! The weekend’s fast approaching and schedules click with excitement on activities one wishes to pursue (e.g. writing novels, shopping, enjoying a tasty latte). However, as a bookworm, one never bores themselves because friends abound in libraries, bookstores, and bookshelves throughout our chosen domiciles. What are you reading this weekend? Boom! Here’s my […]

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The Currently Reading Tag

Okay! A new reading tag caught my eye, and it’s one where I don’t have to recall book titles (I like them, but boy do they make me work). Thanks to Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for showcasing this tag. Also, I like to thank Swetlana @The Caffeinated Bookworm Life for showing me the way to this awesome […]

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Tag: Titanic Writing

Yay! I love writing tags. I need to see more of them and participate, so I can explain my process and cut moments of writer’s block leeching my soul. Well, I found this one on Youtube via Kristina Bak. As for this tag, of course, I’m using my adult fiction work in progress (WIP), Porcelain, as fodder […]

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Places My Bucket List Begs Me To Check Off (Part II)

wan·der·lust ˈwändərˌləst/ noun a strong desire to travel. “a man – a woman- consumed by wanderlust” Me. The desire to travel lives strong within my belly. Venice. London. The Caribbean. NYC. The Greek Isles. When lust struck, I moved to where it yearn to breathe. As I grow older, my lust matures. I WANT MORE! Okay, […]

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I Do Not Trust You – Blog Tour #BLOGTOUR #BOOKISH #BOOKWORM

There’s a new addition to my TBR list (It’s overflowing, I tell ya!). Check it out. Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz, authors of Sanctuary Bay and the Edgar-nominated mystery series Wright and Wong, are back with a story that features their signature plot twists and uneasy ever-changing alliances. I DO NOT TRUST YOU is […]

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#FridayReads

Hello, Fellow Bookworms! It’s that time again. A new weekend. The end of a tiring week. Or, maybe the end of a great week. Let’s be optimistic, am I right? As a bookworm, I’m nosy about what others read. I share what I’m reading. Why not you? What’s on your book list this week? An […]

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Last Night a Coffeehouse Saved My Life

My writing life, that is. For most of the summer, I suffered from writer’s block. Oh, what a demon this bloody curse makes itself. I could not write. I could not outline (I’m a pantser by nature, so I normally do not outline, but the thought of summarizing a chapter burned me). Writing felt like […]

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August Book Wrap-Up

Another month. Another set of books read. Summer’s technically over. I’m back in the classroom. My kids are off to school. But, Southern California weather dictates the second summer until, well, Novemberish. August offered tomes of various stature. From an emotional masterpiece to your average beach read, I read them all. Also, I’ve noticed that […]

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TAG: Reading Habits

Chewing fingernails. Repeating a favorite word. Using bookmarks over dog ears. Habits. Everyone has them. Readers differ nonetheless. Sometimes our habits bring us joys. Some are a bit deranged (Dog Ears? Really?). Yet, they add to our love of reading like a warm cup of coffee (Tea in my case). I saw the Reading Habits […]

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Back to School

6:00 a.m. Alarm blares back to work life begins the classroom kind teens flutter to their desks asking questions with answers written in unread syllabi cold coffee awaits a chug to the next five minutes between my next class and restroom relief lunch cold no salad just tuna quick room refresh no scent is it […]

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#FridayReads

Hello, Fellow Bookworms! It’s that time again. A new weekend. The end of a tiring week. Or, maybe the end of a great week. Let’s be optimistic, am I right? Back to work. Back to school. Back to whatever joy makes you awake and get on with the day. As a bookworm, I’m nosy about […]

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Mind the Booket List, Part I

What’s on your booket list? C’mon, most readers and writers cultivate one. What’s a booket list, you ask? Think bucket list. Experiences one must own before they die, perish, or leave the Earth. A booket list, according to Urban Dictionary, contains books, or for those desiring expansion like me, literary experiences one wishes to check before they […]

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TAG: MY WIP IN GIFS

– Thank the person who tagged you. No tagged me, but why not partake? But, I did get this from Melanie @MelanieLovesFiction.com (Thank you!) – Credit the creator of this tag and link back to this post so she can find out all about your WIPs! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! – Try to limit the number of gifs you […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday! Class lists (5 classes!). Schedules. Meetings. It’s that time again. Work. Work. Work. Cue Rihanna. Back to school and back to work. Even though my summer’s basically over, my reading list still grows. As I mentioned before, I may not read as much as I have earlier in the year and over the […]

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Hue’s Mini-Review: Her Pretty Face

While a good read, and thrilling in some parts, the story’s predictable. If you couldn’t figure out who’s who in the first third, may I suggest more thrillers in your life? Pros 1. I enjoyed the multiple povs. Though, one particular character threw me for a loop, which added some appreciated unpredictability. 2. One character’s […]

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#FridayReads

Happy Friday to All! Another week down. More books to read and stories to write. Now I wouldn’t call myself in the midst of a slump since I finished two books this week and I’m reading one. However, I find myself distracted by a channel serving 24/7 Tales from the Crypt, which hinders my reading […]

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Hue’s Reviews: Memphis, Martin, and The Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan

Dreamers never quit. Watercolor paintings and free verse support a child’s recollection of an oft-forgotten portion of history: The 1968 Sanitation Workers’ Strike in Memphis, Tennessee. Little Lorraine Jackson witnesses her parents, including her father, a garbage worker, fight for a freedom that’s never free, while gaining hope and peaceful support from Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Where…

Where did everyone go? Their silence deafens a soulless abyss inviting me to plunge farther than desired Where did everyone speak? Their tongues wagged before now lay dormant with conjunctures narrowly dismissed Where did everyone unpack their troubles laying them by my feet to mop and sweep for I’ve become the purveyor of troubles not […]

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