I have reached 30 out of 35 books read in this year's self-imposed reading challenge. As usual, here are the books and links to my reviews below!21. An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof. Nonfiction/Travel/Memoir/Caribbean. 3 stars.22. Once Upon a Marquess (Worth Saga #1) by Courtney Milan. Fiction/Romance/Historical Romance/Victorian England. 3 stars.23. … Continue reading Reading Challenge: 30 Books Read!
So, random Ancestry update here:I received an email that one of my uncles and my cousin, I think, took an Ancestry test. (Well, Ancestry actually said, "Hey, you have close relatives on this thing now!") At the same time, Ancestry DNA said it had an update for me based on their tests becoming more refined:Guys, … Continue reading Ancestry updates
My friends and I went to see Pretty Woman: The Musical on Friday night, which isn't the point of this post because just twenty-four hours later, I've forgotten the vast majority of the music--still, the performances were amazing. Orfeh nearly sang the roof off. Andy Karl was charming, though my friends and I missed his … Continue reading My Fave Broadway Moments
Several years ago, in a fit of insomnia, I bought an Ancestry.com DNA test.I appointed myself the family historian a decade ago and I've done a decent job for a hobbyist of tracing my Irish roots back to County Mayo (the Japanese side is a bit more elusive). But a couple of years ago, I'd … Continue reading Ancestry and WeGene
It is the first Wednesday of September--also the first day of school here in New York City--and it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group! We post our writerly insecurities out to the world every first Wednesday!Today's co-hosts are: Toi Thomas, T. Powell Coltrin, M.J. Fifield, and Tara Tyler!And the IWSG question of the month is:What publishing path are you … Continue reading IWSG: September + House Of Falling Embers Cover Reveal!