Author Archive

Full disclosure, I still haven’t read The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s first novel.

It took me a lot longer than expected to get into The Starless Sea, and I never did quite get wrapped up in the story. At first I wasn’t sure what it was, the style of writing, the cadence, but it is more complicated than that. I enjoyed all the little stories peppered throughout the myths and fables that come together was a real treat, and it was all those little tales that spoke to me.

22 January 2020

Yesterday Justin took me to my first appointment with two of the specialists at the University of Utah that I am seeing for my GPA. This appointment was for my subglottic stenosis, and we didn’t know what to expect, but we are more comfortable and more informed with my current status and treatment plan.   […]

16 January 2020

When you travel frequently and live in a small country town, there isn’t always a local book club that you can become a member of. This has always been an issue for me, but the internet offers some great solutions and alternatives to your traditional book clubs. Here are my top 5 recommendations, and two […]

14 January 2020

Holy Dante’s Inferno! Give me more Galaxy Stern! Leigh Bardugo weaved the perfect occult tapestry full of history, imaginary, and magic that I have only experienced in the best and rarest books… raw magic, that we mere mortals only dream of spring to life in Ninth House, and those monsters of the dark that are seen only by those gifted, or cursed. Or for those who continue to seek ways to see the “lost places, maybe even lost people who might come to life…” If only one can find the right magic words. The true challenge is telling who is evil, who the real monsters are.

8 January 2020

Christmas Morning I started taking 60 mg of prednisone daily. I wasn’t really sure what to expect regarding side effects outside of insomnia, which is something that I am already dealing with due to my GPA and low iron levels that have recently plummeted again. Before I began I had a brief conversation with my […]

5 January 2020

Happy December! How the year has flown by! It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for me, personally, this year. It is hard to believe that it’s already Christmas time again. More importantly, it is that time of the year, the Bókatíðinda is out and Jólabókaflóð (yo-la-bok-a-flot) is well on its way! I am one of […]

21 December 2019

When I was in my mid to late ’20s, I started experiencing significant sinus congestion, pain, constant sinus infections, headaches, and bloody noses. I saw a few different ENT’s, was put on antibiotics, recommended alkalol (a nasal rinse), and in 2017 surgery to correct a slightly deviated septum. I decided against the surgery, and time […]

6 December 2019

It has been over 15 years since I graduated from high school. Now with a high schooler in the house, I am having a lot of memories flooding back as we swap stories, but what I am most fond of is sharing the music I loved in high school and comparing it to the music […]

10 November 2019

Music holds a special place in all of our hearts. As Hans Christian Andersen said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” With that, I decided that I would start sharing the playlists that I create with regularity. I have a playlist for just about everything. This playlist, Vol. 1 – Seabatical, I put together to listen […]

9 November 2019