Someday…

Someday I will run away leaving small things behind until they become smaller than dust underneath moonlight. Some night I will walk this Earth meandering until I find paths my toes will tiptoe until they bleed from the satisfaction of finding my home. For now, I smirk at plans no one else sees and no […]

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October Wrap-Up!

October came and left without much fanfare in my library’s life. I read a total of eight books. One entertained me beyond belief, while most of them simply received a “meh” from me. Am I slumping? I think not. But, book premises trick me more nowadays than they should. Hopefully, November will offer me more […]

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My Paris Bucket List

Next week I will be on a plane to Paris. Anxiety and joy wrap themselves upon my skin as I prepare for my next adventure – one I’ve saved patience and money to embark. As with most places I venture, I simply do not want mere tourist experiences. I want to embody the areas via […]

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October Blog Tag

Normally, book and writing tags grab my attention. However, since I’m dealing with a blog slump, why not do a blog tag to boost my morale until this ridiculousness passes its course? I found this one via Life by Sunburnt Aloe who found it through Jemma @Dorkface. Enjoy! Name? Latanya (or Livey) What is your favourite colour? Give […]

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Can I Get a Hit of Mr. Brown?

I drink you in though you’re no good for me You fill my day with energy that I’ve yet to claim I shake and shiver when you call my name An endless song carrying me to the next day as though My love for the Earl need not matter Mr. Latte hot you promise me […]

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How Many Words…

1180 words. I nailed writing this amount today. I’m no Stephen King, who writes 2000+ per day. But, considering my life teaching, mothering, “wifing” and generally living, I wrote above and behind. For 1180 words, I need about two and half hours spinning them into fruition. Normally, 500 makes my daily word count, which takes […]

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TAG: Life Choices Write

Okay. While my WIP’s motor sits quiet (Summer is my worst season for writing – too many distractions), I saw this writing tag egging me to quit my writer’s block for a minute. The Life Choices Writing Tag describes special moments in one’s life that writers could easily apply to their characters. Decisions, good or […]

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September Wrap-Up!

September’s gone. Fast. Furious. Breakneck speed. October awaits a TBR pile that I have yet to create (Mood reading for the win). Halloween harkens, so I figure some thrills and chills will usher themselves into my book woes and joys. Below I list the books that made my September a split-second joy (Do months linger […]

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#FridayReads

Hello. Bonjour. Good Day. It’s the last #FridayReads of September. October approaches. Cooler evenings. Cozy blankets. Warm drinks as we nestle for our reading. Next month also ushers thriller after thriller and maybe, some horror, from my bookshelves. At the moment, I’m finishing two thrillers, The Lies We Told by Camilla Way and Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, […]

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Hue’s Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Honest chat. I’ve never read Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Did I lose my writing and reading credentials? Do I stand to continue my bookworm status? No. Good. I’ve survived over forty years of not reading the story nor watching a film adaptation while thriving on pop-cultural osmosis. In other words, I feigned knowledge of […]

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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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