Book Review: Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist”

I’ve been in a creative funk lately. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes to mind or I have to forcefully pry my ideas to the surface. This current creative situation is what led me to pick up Austin Kleon’s book, Steal Like an Artist. I’ve been following Kleon on Twitter for a … More Book Review: Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist”

The Texas Book Festival and the Power of Readership

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Texas Book Festival in Austin. The two-day event was definitely worth the six and a half hour drive from Lubbock. From visiting rows of bookish booths to attending various author panels to listening to Dan Rather speak about his latest book, I thoroughly enjoyed myself … More The Texas Book Festival and the Power of Readership

Five Non-Fiction Books That Will Change Your Perspective

From memoirs to essay collections to everything in-between, non-fiction books provide readers with new ways to view the world they live in and the people they admire. However, there are many readers who consider non-fiction boring or unable to fit their tastes, which is understandable. Why read about he “real world” when all you’re looking … More Five Non-Fiction Books That Will Change Your Perspective

Book Review: “Lost Boy” by Christina Henry

Alice and Red Queen author Christina Henry doesn’t disappoint with her latest novel, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook. J.M. Barrie’s classic story of Peter Pan takes on a darker twist, exposing Peter’s more sinister side. Narrated by Jamie, Peter’s first and most favored Lost Boy, we learn one simple truth: Peter lies. … More Book Review: “Lost Boy” by Christina Henry

Four Ways to Implement Self-Care Into Your Busy Routine

In today’s society, we follow a hectic, often draining, fast paced way of living. Whether we’re working long hours, caring for loved ones, or just walking the dog, it’s easy for us to forget to take a moment for ourselves. Some days, even the thought of setting aside five minutes to breathe seems daunting, but … More Four Ways to Implement Self-Care Into Your Busy Routine