Interview: Chandler Birch

I’ve got a special treat for you today, word nerds. But first, let me tell you a (short) story. Four years ago I was a tiny freshman at Taylor University in the Professional Writing program. Two years ahead of me was another student, Chandler Birch. I didn’t know him terribly well, but he was obviouslyContinue reading “Interview: Chandler Birch”

Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads

Hey there word nerds! I’m back with more fun fairy tale facts! Today we’re looking at Charles Perrault’s “Diamonds and Toads”. “Diamonds and Toads”, or “Les Fées” (The Fairies) as it was originally titled in French, was written by Charles Perrault and included in Andrew Lang’s translation of Perrault’s stories called The Blue Fairy Book (1889).Continue reading “Fairy Tale Facts: Diamonds and Toads”

Why I Reread Books

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I don’t really love going to bookstores. Now, before you make me hand in my word nerd credentials, hear me out. I’m not saying I hate bookstores. I like them a lot. What I hate is browsing. I’m not one of those people who can spend hoursContinue reading “Why I Reread Books”

Cleaning Out Clutter

As you may know, I recently graduated college and moved home. I found myself unpacking things that had been either at college or in boxes in our basement for the first time in three and a half years. And I realized I had a lot more stuff than I thought. This was most noticeable inContinue reading “Cleaning Out Clutter”

Recent Discoveries

Due to traveling, holidays, unpacking, and general chaos, I was unable to film and edit a video for you this week. But I still wanted to share about an author with you. However, I ran into a problem. I got three different books for Christmas and I can’t decide which one I’m most excited about. I’veContinue reading “Recent Discoveries”

Reading as a Guilty Pleasure

Hey word nerds! I’ve got a cool post for you today. My good friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth Syson, and I had an interesting conversation about reading the other day and I thought I’d share it with you. Her part of the conversation is in bold type, mine is in regular. We were talking theContinue reading “Reading as a Guilty Pleasure”