One Lovely Blog Award: I Nominate…

Yesterday I found out I was nominated by the lovely breakfast with words for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you’re nominated for this award, you have to share 7 facts about yourself, follow the person who nominated you and then nominate 15 other bloggers. Although, some people have changed the rules around with this nomination, so don’t feel pressured to follow ­čÖé

Since I share writing tips and do the odd book review on this blog, these facts will be writing and book-related.

So here are 7 random facts about me:

  1. The first books I read were the Sweet Valley High series, the Nancy Drew series and the Anne of Green Gables series.
  2. I wrote my first creative story in second grade and it was about a lizard living in Canada.
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife has been the only book so far to make me cry.
  4. I had a short story published in an anthology when I was about 13.
  5. My top 3 favourite authors are Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien.
  6. I write best at night, when most of the day’s chores and to-do’s have been crossed off the list.
  7. My favourite genres are science fiction and fantasy.

And here are the 15 bloggers I nominate for this award:


Nicholas C. Rossis

Seán Cooke

Teenage Introvert

Your Blog Coach

Brin’s Book Blog

Silver Threading

Shawn L. Bird


A Word of Substance

Write Through It

Daily (w)rite

A Writer’s Life For Me

A Blog to Regret

The Bookie Monsters


Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!

What is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, you ask?

It’s a fun reading challenge where you choose a book (or a few books) and read as much as possible┬áduring the day. You can read for the full 24 hours and suffer a sleep-deprived, reading hangover…or read for most of the day. Continue reading “Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!”

writing tips

Writing Lessons from Stephen King

I just finished Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and really enjoyed it.

It’s a practical, no-nonsense reflection on the writing process. Stephen King offers solid advice on how to shape yourself as a writer: from cultivating regular habits of reading and writing to exposing yourself to different styles of writing. Continue reading “Writing Lessons from Stephen King”