The End of August

I wrote a rather heartfelt post at the beginning of this month, baring my soul a little more than I probably should have. Sometimes, though, you have to let others know why you work the way you do. I felt like if I didn't share with y'all, I would be lying. And I want this … Continue reading The End of August


Top 5 Side Characters

This is technically supposed to be a list of 10 side characters I really enjoyed, as Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm changed things up for the last August Top 5 post. I could not for the life of me come up with more than five side characters. Honestly, even getting the first one onto the paper … Continue reading Top 5 Side Characters

First Thesis Advisor Meeting!

My thesis advisor sent me an email last week, asking me to set up a time to talk with her, but in True Lauren Fashion™, I put it off. I ran into her this morning while in-between students for ENG 100 (I have 12 students that I'm tutoring individually in writing this semester), and asked … Continue reading First Thesis Advisor Meeting!

Book Review: “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cramor

Welcome to Night Vale is not your typical podcast. If you remember my post from last month about the live show, it's a podcast about a weird American Southwest town where the laws of physics and reality don't apply. I've been a fan for many years, so when I heard there was a novel coming … Continue reading Book Review: “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cramor

My Last First Day

Yesterday was my last first day of school. I started my second year of graduate school at the University of Montevallo. Classes officially started on Monday, but since I've only got one class this semester that meets on Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m., I considered yesterday my last first day of school. I wore my Welcome … Continue reading My Last First Day

Recipe Review: Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake

Original Recipe from Buzzfeed Tasty. First: a fair bit of warning. This dessert will take, at minimum, 2.5 hours to complete. When Heather & I started it last night, we started putting the ingredients together at 8:53 p.m. The cake came out of the oven at 12:10 a.m. So plan accordingly. The worst part about this … Continue reading Recipe Review: Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake

Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Retellings

Welcome back to the Tuesday series brought to you by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm! The past two weeks have dealt with 5 Must-Read Topics & 5 Avoid At All Costs Topics. This week, I'm proud to bring you a list of my top 5 retellings, which was a lot harder to write than I thought … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesdays: Top 5 Retellings