Around three in the morning, the feeling creeps in. It begins with a heaviness anchored in my chest. Not as if I'm going to cry, but like I've cried too much. I take deep confessional breaths to open my lungs. My strategy seldom works, but I try anyway. Next, come the visuals. Behind my eyelids,... Continue Reading →

New Release: One Of Us Is Lying

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview... Continue Reading →

My Summer Reread List (so far)

I maintain a love/hate relationship with the state of Texas. It's so easy to appreciate something about my home state and immediately point to why I loathe it. Kind of like every relationship I've ever had. Case in point, Summer. Endless days where I live lazily - with humidity so dense, I can bathe in... Continue Reading →

Final Thought: We Were Liars

I need sleep. I stayed up late reading the final part of We Were Liars by e. lockhart. I honestly could not wait until morning to find out how such a story could possibly end. Then I laid awake turning the events in the book over and over in my head. It all makes sense... Continue Reading →


It's midmorning and I'm sitting on a barstool with my elbows resting on the kitchen island, not deserving of the table. My eyes itch and I rub them with the back part of my palms. They are dry from lack of sleep and used up tears. My shirt is wrinkled and smells of someone that is... Continue Reading →

Current Read: We Were Liars

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. (From Goodreads) If that doesn't get you interested in this book you may want to check you heart... Continue Reading →

The Music In Books

There is added value in reading books. Music. Last year or the year before I started making a list of the artist or tracks mentioned in the books I read. Some of my favorites include Head Over Heels in Noggin plus Heroes and Asleep in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Several of the artists I read of I've... Continue Reading →

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