What year is it? It's been a hot minute since I've read anything (my reading log says I finished King of Scars on February 11, and I have yet to write a review about that book). I've been spending a lot of my free time cross-stitching (currently working on a project for someone, and I've … Continue reading I Think I’m Alive?
I found this tag on Sorry, I'm Booked, but no matter how many tags I followed it back, none of those people tagged the original creator! If you know who originally created this tag, please let me know in the comments, because I'd love to link back to the original post! Do you have a … Continue reading The Anonymous Bookaholics Book Tag
Samuel Pipps is Sherlock Holmes before Sherlock Holmes was invented. His escapades are written down by his loyal bodyguard ("I'd be lost without my blogger"!) and they're distributed all over the East India Trading Company's lands for people to read. How, then, did he find himself locked up in the filthy windowless room in the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton
I know I'm putting this up a few days early (and man, how long has it been since I actually put up a recipe review on a Wednesday? -- too long...), but I've got several other posts scheduled this week and, well, this was the best fit! Let's talk about what I've done in January... … Continue reading Goodbye, January 2019!
I am so close. So very, very close. Today I sent off the first part of my thesis to my committee members. This is a 93 page fiction piece, the beginning of what I hope to be my first novel. I sent it in via email today, because I need to give them enough time … Continue reading Part I, Done!
Well, isn't this exciting? It's 2018. It's a brand-new year. There are 365 sparkling new days ahead of you, just waiting for you to fill them out. And, honestly, I've got no idea what I'm going to do with them. This is not going to be your typical "Happy New Year" post, because there are … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Can I just say that that is probably the best title of anything I've ever seen? Last week my roommate and I stumbled across something on the depths of YouTube with the title you see above. We were curious, so we watched the trailer, which I'll put here for you now so I don't have to … Continue reading Edgar Allen Poe’s Murder Mystery Invite Only Dinner Party/Gala for Friends Potluck
Original recipe from Pillsbury. Last week I decided I wanted to try a recipe that's been sitting around in my recipe book for a good bit now. (I thought I'd pinned it, but lo and behold I never did. So I had to do a quick Google search to find the right recipe.) I've always … Continue reading Recipe Review: BBQ Chicken Foil Packs
This is the second of three posts that cover the papers I wrote for my finals in the Spring 2017 semester of my first year of grad school. If you missed the first one, check it out here. The focus of my ENG 590 class was James Joyce. Specifically, James Joyce's Ulysses. If you've never read … Continue reading “Death in Ulysses: How Bloom and Stephen Navigate the World of the Undead” — ENG 590 Final Paper
Hello, world! My name is Lauren Roland, and I'm currently a first year graduate student attending the University of Montevallo. It's been a few years since I was in the blogging world, and I'd like to get back into it. My very first blog, started way back in 2012, was entitled "The Life of an … Continue reading Welcome!