It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. day, and I thought that this was a good time to have another “Smart Activism” post. You can read my other installment, about “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America” by Kiese Laymon, here: https://shortgirlwrites.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/smart-activism-how-to-slowly-kill-yourself-and-others-in-america-by-kiese-laymon/ Carol is, according to her blurb, an activist from Louisiana, although now she… Continue reading Smart Activism: “Meeting Myself Around the Corner” by Carol Prejean Zippert
I first saw this format on A Book, A Thought (Sofii’s “S” post is here: https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/the-abc-book-challenges☕%EF%B8%8F/ ) I’m sure others have done it, too, but I thought it was such a great idea! Also, check out her blog. I get emails when she posts. It’s pretty neat 🙂 So, how does this work? For every… Continue reading The ABC Book Challenge: A
(picture borrowed from Goodreads) Well, team, we’re back with more Neil Gaiman. He’s good, everyone. Really good. After laughing out loud at Good Omens and loving The Ocean at the End of the Lane, it was Neverwhere time. He really outdid himself. And apparently there’s a television series of it??? I gotta watch it. But I digress. The plotline–captivating.… Continue reading Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Recently, I, um, read all my library books–as I oft do. So I had to go back, and I thought I would share with you all what tomes I picked up on my hike. Firstly, Summerland! It’s a Michael Chabon novel (I’m quickly becoming a “Chabon monster” and reading everything of his). His writing is… Continue reading A Visit to the Library!
(picture borrowed from Goodreads) If this isn’t the cutest book I’ve ever read…well, then I’ll be geezed. My sister passed this novel onto me, and let me tell you: I am so glad she did. Penny and Sam are some wonderful characters. They’ve got a lot of sides to them–Penny loves writing and she’s nerdy and prepared for… Continue reading Review: Emergency Contact
(Picture borrowed from Goodreads) Yes, this book is by the same man who wrote Call Me By Your Name, which I have not read. But I digress. Enigma Variations is…complicated. There is no doubt in my mind that Aciman is an incredibly talented writer. His characters–great. His plot–well, this book is odd. I initially hated… Continue reading Review: Enigma Variations
(Before we begin: I have a Twitter now! https://twitter.com/shortgirlwrites–my handle is @shortgirlwrites, which should surprise no one) What a great way to start off my one hundredth post! I also meant to post this yesterday and then I…..went to the emergency room. It was a wacky Monday night. WOW WOW WOW. I know this review is being published in… Continue reading Review: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
(A note before you read: I have a new email address! email@example.com) It’s happening. I’ve succumbed. In 2019, one of my resolutions is to try bullet journaling. In an effort to hold myself “accountable”, I’ve decided to share with you all my first “spread” and my “habit-trackers”. Disclaimer: I am by no means an artist. In… Continue reading So I’m Bullet-Journaling…
Happy New Year’s, everyone! And happy three years of Short Girl Writes! A few years ago, when I started this blog off, I was just a gal writing about books. I wanted a chance to put my thoughts out there into the world, you know? I loved writing and reading, and I was ready to… Continue reading Three-Year Blogoversary!
It’s that time! Those of you who are long-time readers may know that, at the end of every year, I produce a “best books” list. What were the best things I laid my eyes on in 2018? Well, strap in–you’re about to find out. Always Happy Hour by Mary Miller Oh boy, is this a… Continue reading Best Books of 2018