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    Book Review: No Country for Old Men

    I have a confession to make: I didn’t read the whole book. And there are three reasons for that: One, it reads almost exactly like the movie plays out and I’ve seen the movie about five times… in the last month (okay, so it may be one of my favorite movies). Two, it’s written in such a way that if I don’t finish it in the first sitting, I’ll never finish it. It’s only interesting if you start from the beginning and read all the way through. And Three, I’m an impatient and slightly (okay, very) distractable reader. The book begins with the narration of Sheriff Bell, and is written…

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  • Life

    Books, skulls, and cats.

    You know, Wednesday should be Writing day. Because… y’know. WW. And then it could be Wednesday’s Weekly Writing Challenge. WWWC. Has a ring to it, doesn’t it? Okay. Nevermind. Not to bring a bit of depression to this ramble, but it has been exactly one week and a day since my nephew’s stillbirth.  I really don’t know what else to call that day- it wasn’t exactly the day of his birth OR his death. But it feels like it’s been forever since December 28th, and I don’t know if this has to do with the high emotions of the day or that it’s already a new year. It does help…

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    “Chriiiiistmas we looooove you the best!”*

    I made Christmas wreathes and a garland today. Started before work, finished after work. And I decorated my room for Christmas. It may just stay like this forever. I love it! It’s not mistletoe. But we can pretend it is… if you happen to look like Vincent Perez or James Purefoy, are single, and would like to marry me. *sigh* …ahem. Er… where was I? Oh yes. My room. I got this little nativity for free from work. Apparently, there’s supposed to be a star on top, and there wasn’t. So… freebie! Everyone needs a nativity. Especially one with a naked cow, a lamb wearing a tapestry, and a pig and…

  • Writing

    Aphotic Pulchritude

    Being a writer, there isn’t a creative spurt that goes by where I do not stop to search for synonyms when one form of a word just doesn’t seem like enough to me, or when I have to use that word more than once every few paragraphs  and need more forms  of it  to make it less repetitive. And more often than not, I find that there are so many more interesting synonyms for everyday words than I thought there were. Today, I wanted to share the less-used synonyms of words that pertain to the chapter I’m currently writing. I’ve searched for all of these today, and I absolutely love the synonyms! They’re…