Originally posted 2016-08-15 08:00:21. As we reach the halfway point of Books and Cupcake’s Photo Book Challenge and I saw the topic of “Bookstore” I decided that I had to recognize a few of my favorites, but then thought: Wait, what about important bookstores in novels? For example, Harry Potter universe!  Two that stood out to me…

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Originally posted 2016-08-08 08:00:35. Welcome to day 8 of Books & Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge! Today’s theme is “Most Re-Read Book.” For this- I chose The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.  I own the unabridged version and it is easily my favorite classic. The first time I read this book, it was in…

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Originally posted 2016-08-07 12:00:28. Welcome to day 6 (oops! this was supposed to release on the 6th, but there was a missed operation and it didn’t happen!) of Books & Cupcakes Book Photo Challenge! Today’s theme is “Favorite Cover” I chose a book that I not only really enjoy flipping through, but has given me…

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Originally posted 2016-08-04 08:00:44. Anyone who knows me knows my love for Charles De Lint, but this one I chose for Books and Cupcakes  Day 4: Bookmarker! Why? I have a bookmark with this book’s title and an image on it. Unlike many of De Lint’s works, this one is more appropriate for kids (late elementary…

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Originally posted 2016-07-29 18:28:12. It’s not everyday you meet your soul mate. But on that fated day, there are supposed to be hearts in the air and birds singing. It’s supposed to be the best and most amazing day of your life… if you’re perceptive enough to recognize it… and then what? How long does…

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Originally posted 2016-07-01 12:00:29. ~ The Independent Woman ~   I am an independent woman, I don’t need you to hold the door! I am an independent woman, I don’t need you to open the jar! I am an independent woman, I don’t need your help to move! I am an independent woman, I don’t…

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Originally posted 2016-06-10 17:00:20. The dance begins with a whoosh of flame to the sound of drums. My soul awakens with the heat, with the gasp from the small crowd that gather like gnats to a lantern. It is warm tonight. For the first time in awhile I dance in little more than the necessary…

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Originally posted 2016-04-22 12:00:16. Previously published here! Now brought to you via podcast reading. Enjoy! Listen to the show here: Direct Download or Site link Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites!

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Originally posted 2016-04-08 12:00:53. “I will say this, you certainly know what you’re doing,” Dr. Loehr turned to me from the telescope. We had been learning celestial coordinates and locating stars. I didn’t want to point out that I had been doing this for years on my own, staring up at the night sky. I…

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Originally posted 2016-03-25 08:00:37. “What do you think, love, should we go for longer limbs or more of a muscular frame?” A young bride giggled. “Aww, look how cute the fingers look on this one!” “It looks fine to me,” the husband replied, making eye contact with their consultant as his wife turned page after…

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Originally posted 2016-03-13 17:00:00. I was out shopping last night with one of my best girlfriends. She made a comment to me that at one time made me feel bittersweet. “I can by my full crazy self with you.” This made me happy because it means she’s comfortable enough that she’s not afraid of hiding…

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Originally posted 2016-03-11 12:00:13. A runway carves down the stairs and out into the arena where the captive audience waits. Behind the scenes, a flurry of activity unfolds as clothing is draped, assessed, and claimed. “Where’s my blue barrett?” A girl’s voice shrieks until the item is found among other accessories. It is the big…

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Originally posted 2016-02-19 12:00:48.   Memories of Hope ♦ A   belief   in   the   future,   visions  of   life a   promise   of  dreams,  love,  and  family preserved in the bonds of husband and wife within   the     strong     walls     of     stability ♦ A dream of giggles…

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Originally posted 2016-02-14 08:00:24. “What are you giving up for Lent?” How many times have I heard this in my Christian life- probably every year since I was five (give or take college years).  As a kid, I wanted to say “I’m giving up homework!” “I’m giving up candy!” or “I’m giving up my N64.”…

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