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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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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