Category: Books

  • 2022-06-12 #1000WordsOfSummer Days 7,8,&9 ✍️

    2022-06-12 #1000WordsOfSummer Days 7,8,&9 ✍️

    The Essential Miss SugarCookie fakes her way through three more days of #1000WordsOfSummer… ✍️

  • 2021-12-03 Practicing Shameless Self-Promotion

    2021-12-03 Practicing Shameless Self-Promotion

    Hello. My name is Shyla and I suck at self-promotion. Here’s a link to my first book: Unsuspecting Cinderella. Please buy it.  See what I mean? I really have no idea how to get people to buy my book. Hell, I am not even comfortable telling people about it. I mean, I’ll tell you all […]

  • 2021-02-09 Random Tuesday Musings

    2021-02-09 Random Tuesday Musings

    Most of the mischief I had planned for yesterday was managed. Wonder of wonders, what needs doing gets done.  Right now it’s 5:28AM and I’m walking on my treadmill and thinking about the day ahead.  I also just applied a clear topcoat to my fingernails to protect the polish I brushed on last night. If […]

  • 2018-01-18 Poking the Panic Monster

    I have just under two weeks to get my first set of assignments turned in for this semester of my masters program. The panic monster inside of me is still fast asleep. That’s probably not a good thing. I think part of me thinks it’s going to be easy and the other part thinks that […]

  • 2017-10-09 Another Look at a Familiar Book

    Over a year ago I was given a book called “Madness, Rack, and Honey”. It’s a collection of lectures from a famous poet who now teaches for an MFA program at Vermont College, Mary Ruefle’s. I started reading the book and then stopped. I then dumped the guy who gave it to me. In return, […]

  • 2017-09-01 The Daily Dose is Doing Me Wrong

    I woke up at about 7 with a nasty crimp in my neck and am quick to take some over the counter (OTC) pain meds. At this point, I am finally getting around to reading that book I started in January about health and wellness and diet and and how the mind and body are […]

  • 2017-06-08 On Books and Reading

    I’ve started reading a new book. Something that I picked up in Denver from Lance. It’s called “Love and Garbage” and was written by Ivan Klima. I cracked it open last Sunday when I took the kids to the pool and am really not that far into it, but already I am reminded how much […]

  • 2017-01-17 Today is a Good Day to Start

    Last night I slept over 9 hours with one break in the middle where I woke up at 5AM and finished the book I was reading. It was the end of the 5th Wave series and the story turned out to be really good. Good characters, plot, and ending. I’m no book or writing critic […]

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