Alexa (Echo Dot)

Hullo, everyone! I caved yesterday and bought a white little Echo Dot. They were on sale at Target. After some trial and error, I got the little white Dot set up. At first, it referred to me by my mom’s name, but I changed it so it would call me Meghan.

On Listening to Schumann

I discovered this German composer through A Little Life, and have recently been listening to his piano pieces. Listening to Schumann, I recognize how freaking hard his compositions are, but also how rewarding they sound: I think if you can play a piece by Schumann, I think you can play pretty much anything.

Happy 5th Year Blogging!

Hello, everyone! Today marks my fifth year blogging! My very first blog, On the Prairie, was a huge undertaking. I mostly wrote about my time in college, the films I watched, the books I was reading, and other things that interested me, like my favorite bands. This is my second official blog, and I loveContinue reading “Happy 5th Year Blogging!”

Northern Lights

Raymond Strom’s debut novel takes place in a teeny tiny town called Holm, Minnesota. As desperately as I’ve tried, I cannot for the life of me find this town on a map. Even Googling the town leads me to people with the last name Holm. So maybe Holm is very, very tiny or doesn’t exist.Continue reading “Northern Lights”

Gmorning, Gnight: little pep talks for me & you

Lin Manuel Miranda is a writing genius. In Gmorning, Gnight, he’s created witty, meaningful little boosters after you’ve had your morning coffee, or your evening tea. He continually reminds his readers that they are worth something to the world, that they just need a little pep talk to help them keep going.


Simon Kincaide, a paranormal medium and clairvoyant, knows that there’s a serial killer on the loose. He also starts to fear for his life after he’s shot at during one of his ghost tours. Vic D’Amato is a cop, and also involved with the serial killer’s motives. As he struggles to find any more leads,Continue reading “Badlands”

ASoI&F: A Clash of Kings (#nospoilers)

It’s hard to write reviews for books that may contains major spoilers. Especially if the book you’re writing about is A Song of Ice and Fire: A Clash of Kings. So, instead of talking about the plot, I’m going to talk about the series as a whole, and who my favorite characters are and why.


My life is changing. I have more energy, energy to stay awake during the day. I wake up now and don’t feel groggy when I head downstairs to eat breakfast. I tend to go to bed earlier than I used to, but this is because I’m taking less naps in the afternoon. I’m reading andContinue reading “Happiness”


Raleigh made a promise to his brother, one that he intends to keep. He also desperately wants to join the group headed to Mars. But when a stranger falls from the sky, landing in the dirt in Texas, Raleigh feels himself being pulled in all directions. Can he still fall in love, or will heContinue reading “Scardust”