• 2020 Reading List,  Blog,  Weekend Reading

    Weekend Reading

    Happy weekend!

    How was this week for you? I have to admit, this week wore me out! In between revising my YA manuscript, researching agents, writing articles and proposals for submission… it’s been a pretty hectic one. Productive, but hectic because I’m also juggling 2 online courses as well.

    So this weekend I’m really looking forward to chilling out and reading for pleasure. I need to recharge my inspirational batteries. I’m going to start with this book, The Art of the Good Life by Rolf Dobelli. I can’t wait to be honest. Since Jan. 1, 2020, I have been on a search for some intense life encouragement. I don’t know why? Maybe it’s because I feel like this year has some incredible potential. Whatever you are up to, I hope you have a great weekend!

  • 2020 Reading List,  Blog,  Classics Literature Book Club

    February Classic Literature Choice

    Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe we’re already in February. Where did January even go? I’ve been busy researching agents to query my work to, as well as writing/revising a few articles to submit before the deadline arrives. I love the whole process…writing, revising, submitting, acceptance/rejection… but sometimes it can be stressful. For that reason, one of my favorite escape is to read!

    Last month I chose Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up… for this month’s classic book club selection, I decided to choose a love story: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.

    I was first introduced to this classic story way back when I was a junior in high school. I have loved the story ever since. There are three main people involved, and the themes are sin, love, revenge, repentance, and so much more that I’m sure I didn’t list here.

    The story is set in Puritan era New England. The protagonist is Hester Prynne, a young woman who has borne an infant out of wedlock. She assumes herself to be a widow…until her husband (Roger Chillingworth) arrives home unexpectedly from somewhere far away, and conceals his identity. He discovers Hester publicly wearing the letter A on her chest, a symbol and punishment for her adultery. I’m going to stop there for now, because the story involves finding out who her lover is. I’ll let you discover what happens next…

    It’s a great read and I hope you’ll take part in it. Tell me what you think of this book. I’d love to hear your thoughts!