September 23, 2011

Epic things

Epic thing #1 - P.G. Wodehouse.
I mean, come on, how more witty and hilarious can his books get? I just finished 'Leave it to Psmith' and I chuckled the whole way through it. Chuckled is a funny word, *cough* moving on.  

Epic thing #2 -  Obscure TV show lines.
Random? yes. But it makes me happy. Go Psych!

Epic thing #3 - Reaching 50 books in the Goodreads 2011 reading challenge.
Yeah! I reached 50! The 50th book being Sinner by Ted Dekker. Which by the way was the best of the three in the series.

Epic thing #4 - Reading Shakespeare aloud.
It might be a nerdy thing, but I have come to except it. It really is awesome. Of course I have come to the conclusion that Shakespeare is meant to be watched not read, it being a play and all.

Epic thing #5 - Reaching 1000 word on my new writing project.
Why am I the only one clapping?

Epic thing #6 - Quotes.
Big surprise right?

Epic thing #7 - We have come to a close on epic things {at least for today}.
What about you? Find anything epic lately?

September 20, 2011

just blah {your opinion needed}

It's so  funny the way random paragraphs that just come to you every once and a while. Oddly enough mine are all depressing and...well...random. But since I have had this bit of writing in my folder for longer then I can remember I thought why not share it with someone. That's right, you my readers are the first to view this bit of writing.
  There they were again. Walking the streets as if they believed what they shouted, "We protect the people. We help the people." Those ridicules "uniforms" they wear would be a thing for complete ridicule if the guns they wore weren't so oftenly used. In fact, I think they invent reasons to shot. And I think our so called government approves of it.   
    I sat on the floor looking out of the clear plastic that's meant to be a window. But I'm not fooled. It's not a window, like the so called food we eat is not food. Like the so called life we live, is not living. We are trapped by our own thoughts and the people that encourage them...And the people that encourage them.

First, I know 'oftenly' isn't a word but it fit. I am an artist and must, every one in a while, set aside the rules.

Second, please be painfully honest. Whether this is cheesy, heartwarming, or just blah.

September 19, 2011


Dear me how annoying I can be. Have you ever started, finally, writing a book and then a brilliant new idea, to a completely different book, pops into your head?

I hate being torn! Of course this ↑ is my writing pitfall. And the situation above explains and proves it. I always {and I mean always} have a beautiful brand new book idea pop into my head when I'm already occupied. It-is-my-curse!!!!

Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic but that is what happened to me yesterday afternoon at around 2ish. I guess I'm going to have to just stick it out. Of course who says I have throw away my awesome idea? Nobody! So I guess I'll just sit here, drinking my iced coffee, and add to my pile of randomly awesome ideas that are to vague to actually write a book about.

On other business, Eat..Sleep..Write has 50 followers! How awesome/epic {which ever you want to use} is that? And because of that I would love to thank all of my followers, especially my first ones, for 9 months of sticking through my crazy quote phases and my random weirdness.

"The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write;  a man will turn over half a library to make one book."  -  Samuel Johnson

September 15, 2011

Very good, Jeeves! {book review}

After watching a couple of NCFCA speeches on some of P.G. Wodehouse's books I couldn't help but find a few and read them myself, and I must say I was very impressed. I did only read one but I make plans to read many more of his.

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing P.G. Wodehouse's book, 'Very Good, Jeeves!'.

About the book:
Very good, Jeeves! is a collection of short stories starring Bertie Wooster in eleven alarming predicaments from which he has to be rescued by peerless gentleman's gentleman. Whether Bertie is tangling with a red-headed ball of fire such as Roberta Wichham, dealing with an irate headmistress, placating a cabinet minister, puncturing the wrong hot water bottle, singing 'Sonny Boy', or simply trying to concentrate on his golf handicap, Jeeves is always there to help through rarely in ways which his employer expects. These brilliantly plotted stories give the essence of Wodehousean comedy.
(taken from the back of Very Good, Jeeves!)

My thoughts:
These funny and amazingly witty stories are forever going to be listed as one of my favorite books. I found this collection a joy and pleasure to read. I will most definitely be going to read more of his. The plot lines are amazing and his characters are even more brilliant. I would take the time to read this all over again. 

page number: 297 pages
genre: A fictional novel of the wittiest sort.
bad stuff: Only about one or two swear words throughout the whole book
romance: Every once and a while.
recommendation: I would give this a five star out of five.

September 10, 2011

Confessions of a word weaver

Something I love...
William Shakespeare's plays and poetry. Which seems so weird to me being that a month ago I would have said I'm not a fan of his at all.   

Something I hate...
Cheesy "love" relationships between main characters.  

Something that makes me giddy...
Reading Edger Allen Poe's, The Raven, to myself in whispers at night. (Call me crazy but I love it!)

Something that brings tears to my eyes...
The death of a character. Especially one of my own.

Something that makes me giggle...
Everybody else witty characters. I can never seem to make any of my own.

Something I believe...
That the words you use are a window to your soul

Something loathe...
 Unruly main characters. What is more terrible than than a hero who refuses to play the role?

So there it is: confessions of a word weaver and a spinner of tales. What about you? Any confessions?

September 5, 2011

Philosophical Thoughts

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I love books with a philosophical message hidden deep inside it. And a book I have been reading recently is just that. As I was reading Showdown by Ted Dekker an insisting question is discussed in the book.

In writing is it best to show peace or conflict first?

Character one says, "How can there be conflict unless there is first peace?"

But character two answer, "But how can you write about peace or love unless you first subject the reader to ugly conflict?" 

Well that makes since, until character one answers. "Unless the reader begins with knowledge of peace, why should we demonstrate peace through conflict if the reader already knows peace?"

Um...I'm going to have to take a rain check on the rest of this conversation. Dispite the confusen of this conversation, it brings up some very good points. Do we not react to conflict in books because we are not familiar with the conflict but understand it's conflict because we first know peace. The funny thing is I don't really think there is an answer for this question. It can be debated both ways and I believe they are equally right. Maybe I will get to the bottom if it by the end of the book.

But what about you? What you do think is best to show first in writing, peace or conflict?

September 2, 2011


"It is true, my friend. I am much worried."
"Because Mademoiselle Cynthia does not take sugar in her coffee."
-The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles. The latest of Agatha Christies books I finished. This one was pretty good, but it has one the best quotes. I laughed for minutes after I read this and I still giggle when it comes to mind.