Category: Memes

Legend // MYOBB #11

Legend // MYOBB #11

Good morning everyone!  Happy Saturday!  After a two week hiatus, we’re getting back to the MYOBB posts – yay!  This week’s book is the popular Legend by Marie Lu.  I read this book earlier this year and the review just dropped for it.  I’ve got to be real honest – it was not one of my favorites?  But ya’ll voted for it, so I’m determined to make the best gosh darned book box I can for you ladies and gents! Legend Box A Dystopia Inspired Gift Box for Book Lovers. Legend by Marie Lu What was once the western United States is now […]

Posted November 25, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments //
The World of All the Best Things

The World of All the Best Things

Every Christmas, I watch The Santa Clause.  It’s an older Christmas movie now, starring Tim Allen as its lead.  A busy businessman knocks Santa off his roof and is forced to take up the mantle.  There’s a scene in this film where they arrive at the north pole and it’s magical.  There’s a train that goes between the different sections and a sweet little elf brings them the best hot chocolate in the world.  That seems like one of the best places in the world.  The little boy, Charlie, thinks it’s basically heaven. Book stores are a little like that. Books stores […]

Posted November 24, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Violent”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Violent”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Violent” adjective 1. using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. 2. (especially of an emotion or unpleasant or destructive natural force) very strong or powerful. 3. (of a color) vivid. Disclaimer:  Elias Abraham is an ass.  His views in […]

Posted November 19, 2017 in Flash Fiction, Memes // 0 Comments //
The Importance of Reading with Children

The Importance of Reading with Children

The day before my best friend’s wedding back in early October, I was asked to come to their house and watch the girls for a couple hours so they both could get some last minute important stuff done.  Of course I agreed – not only was it the day before the wedding, but I adore their girls.  They are the kids I compare all other kids to, in a good way.  Also, it was an easy task.  First of all, the toddler was napping.  Secondly, the nine-year-old was “reading Harry Potter so she probably won’t even look up and say hi.” […]

Posted November 14, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Purple”

15 Minute Ficlet Prompt: “Purple”

Fifteen Minute Ficlets (#15MF) is a weekly Sunday writing challenge hosted here on The Literary Phoenix.  Based on a single word, write a short story in fifteen minutes.  The word count is irrelevant.  Just write your heart out for 15 minutes and be inspired by the word.  You never know what you’ll end up with! “Purple” noun 1. a color intermediate between red and blue. adjective 1. of a color intermediate between red and blue. verb 1. become or make purple in color. Dinner Charlotte wrapped her fingers around the purple forget-me-nots and deeply inhaled their earthly aroma.  Fresh from the […]

Posted November 12, 2017 in Flash Fiction, Memes // 0 Comments //
Reviews:  A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Reviews: A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Bad Blogger Confession:  I almost never read reviews. It’s not that you’re doing them wrong!  There are so many posts about reviews.  They’re hard to write.  They’re hard to read.  Make them better!  Make them shorter.  Make them colorful! I’m gonna be honest with you – unless the the book itself stands out to me, I’m no more likely to click on your review overloaded with GIFs than I am if it’s 6 paragraphs.  Book reviews are tough because they’re only fun if you are: Looking to add books to your TBR. Have already read the book and OMG SQUEE LET US DISCUSS! […]

Posted November 10, 2017 in Memes // 6 Comments //