Linkspam: Home Sweet Home
Flower printables for DIY framed art

I had a lot of grand plans for December. Updating the blog twice a week, working on query letter drafts and novel drafts, keeping my apartment tidy for a change. Except everything changed. My partner and I bought a house. It’s been a lot of highs, and lows, and stress, and anxiety, and there have […]

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NYX Macaron Lippies
NYX Macaron Lippies

Because I am Canadian, I often have to go to bizarre extremes to satisfy my makeup cravings. In the case of NYX Cosmetics, I’ve generally had to buy them online as they often aren’t readily available in drugstores here in Nova Scotia — the Macaron Lippies are no exception. The moment I saw the first […]

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The Inevitable NaNoWriMo Hangover
NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

The problem with November* is that it’s dark. It gets dark early, it stays dark late, and it’s just a mess of gloominess in that too-brief between, all punctuated by a few vaguely sunshiney days and the first flurries of the year. For a writer in the northern hemisphere — particularly one who suffers from […]

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Thoughts on “Coda” & The Walking Dead Midseason Finale
The Walking Dead: Coda

(Here be spoilers. You may also wish to avoid Tumblr for a while.) The Walking Dead mid-season finale starts on a high note. Officer Bob desperately attempts to free himself from his restraints as a pair of disembodied legs run in what we can assume is his general direction. Zombies lurch in from the side, […]

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The Truth About Delilah Blue by Tish Cohen
The Truth About Delilah Blue

Kobo recently had a sale on bestsellers and, while meandering the Canadian section hoping for something to pop out at me, I clicked the preview on The Truth About Delilah Blue. Something about the synopsis (likely the “aspiring-artist outsider” bit) appealed to me. It’s not necessarily the type of read I usually reach for, but […]

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Mini-reviews: What I Watched
American Horror Story: Lily Rabe in Coven

Mini-reviews for what I’ve watched so far in January*. I would like to do these on a weekly basis, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Reviews are spoiler-free! They’re too short to ruin lives, I promise. * To a point. I could review the first two episodes of Community season five, but it’s […]

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I Don’t Even.

Holy crow, where the eff did 2013 go?! I know, it’s lame of me to pretend I didn’t notice the year going by. One moment, it was a scalding summer spent in my new apartment, the next it was … Why is it -20°C outside and still snowing?!

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In Which There is an Office & Probably Heatstroke

I intended on writing this post much sooner than I am, but due to the excruciating heat and humidity plaguing Nova Scotia this week, it just hasn’t happened. It’s too hot and gross to think. Yesterday was one of the cooler days, 32°c but with the humidity closer to 40°c. Today is a touch cooler, […]

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Road Trip Wednesday: YA LGBT

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway posts a weekly writing- or reading-related question. This week, the question is: In honor of the just-ended National Pride Month, what’s your favorite YA LGBT book? Of course, as YA Highway mentioned, LGBT Pride Month is June for both America and Canada, though here in […]

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