Calliope Writing


The First Book Haul of 2017! Are You Stoked?

I know I’ve been doing #FridayBookShare this month, but the truth is–I haven’t been reading much the past week because I have an editing deadline coming up.

So instead of Friday Book Share, I’m going to do something some of you may think is even better:

THE FIRST BOOK HAUL OF THE YEAR!

The following were purchased from Abebooks, Uncommon Goods, Urban Outfitters (I’m only a little bit ashamed), Amazon, and Zulily. And a good many of them were Christmas presents (books being the best kind of presents, in my opinion).

There are a lot of them, so I won’t be adding much commentary. Enjoy.

A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf

book haul a room of ones own

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Little Book of Confidence, Tiddy Rowan

I may seem like a damn confident person to some, but the truth is, I lack confidence. Quite a bit. So I got this little guy, and it can come with me anywhere so I can pull it out if I need a boost.

book haul confidence reading sneak peek

Dark Moon Digest, Issue #25

I’m most excited about reading my friend Andrew Novak‘s story:

dark moon digest story book haul

The Dreamday Pattern Journal: Renaissance

book haul reading recommendations notebooks

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Salman Rushdie

book haul salman rushdie

The Alienist, Caleb Carr

book haul reading recommendations

I’ve been meaning to read this book for years, ever since my brother recommended it to me when I was in college. Now I have a copy! (But when will I read it?!)

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

book haul reading recommendations

The Little PrinceAntoine de Saint-Exupéry

Can you believe I’ve never read this?

The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

book haul reading recommendations

Well-Read Women: A Reader’s Journal

Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, Nell Casey

book haul reading recommendations

Since I struggle with depression and I’m a writer, this one seemed like a no-brainer.

2017 is going to be a kickass reading year. Don’t you think?

*Heads up: if you click on the links to purchase any of the mentioned books from Amazon, know that I’m an affiliate. Your purchase will help me keep this blog going (i.e., I’ll earn money to buy books that I will then write about).*


Treasure Trove: What I’m Loving Now

There are so many things I want to share with you…the only way to do it properly is by creating this post: a treasure trove of all the golden nuggets I’ve come across in the past couple of weeks.

I hope you enjoy!

This Box of Goodies

I’d heard of Nerd Block and had seen their ads pop up in my Facebook newsfeed, but it wasn’t until I was promised a Stephen-King-themed horror box of fun that I bit the bullet and hit the “subscribe” button.

Yesterday, my anticipated Horror Nerd Block came in the mail…and I was not disappointed.

nerd block horror box

Among the grab bag of items shown above are an autographed photograph of P.J. Soles (a.k.a. the mean girl in the 1976 Carrie film), a stuffed Pennywise for me to cuddle up with, a Misery shirt courtesy of ShirtPunch, a “REDRUM” key hook, and much more.

And for October, I’m promised an exclusive item from Nightmare on Elm Street as well as some products related to Halloween and Hellraiser. I am STOKED.

This Zombie-through-the-Ages Video

While we’re talking about horror…check out the below.

This Oscar Wilde Quote

(found on Zoe169)

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – from Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan

This Kenneth Patchen Poem

(found on Bibliokept)

kenneth patchen creation poem

This Blog Post About Publishing

(found on A Writer’s Path)

Rachael Hanel discusses several things a writer should do before starting the publication process. My favorite piece of advice? Take a writing class. They’re available online as well as through community colleges and universities.

I can’t count the number of writing classes I’ve taken. Hell, one just started yesterday that I hope will help me prep for NaNoWriMo! But more on that later….

This Edgar Allan Poe Gift Set

(available from PLASTICLAND)

edgar allan poe the tell-tale heart

The realistic heart actually beats, folks. It’s just too good. And perfect timing, as my birthday is Tuesday. (Hint, hint.)

What books, songs, videos, blog posts, poems, etc., have you fallen in love with recently? Share below!



Three-Day Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2
December 8, 2015, 10:52 am
Filed under: Music, Quotes | Tags: , , , ,

Welcome to Day 2 of the Three-Day Three Quotes Challenge! If you missed Day 1, check it out here.

Now on to today’s quotes.

oscar wilde quote

 

modest mouse quote

 

david bowie quote

Now I’m going to jam out to some Modest Mouse. Make today an AWESOME DAY!




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