Happy Halloween! Trick-or-Treat Recap
This year was my first year handing out candy for trick or treat and I’m thinking we were DEFinitely the cool house on our street, with glow sticks and all fun size (NOT mini) bars. Things I’ve learned: 1. Take little kids in a wagon, because they’re going to tucker out. I saw a LOT of parents with the littlest trick or treaters having to carry their munchkins from door to...
Novel Writing, Halloween, Prius, NYCC
I’ve been a busy Brandice lately, so here on the highlights from recent weeks. - Nanowrimo planning is well under way, and today’s kickoff party in the Canton region (of which, I am the Municipal Liaison for the 8th year in a row) is going to ROCK. I’m really excited about my 9th Nanowrimo, hopefully my 6th year winning! If you’re participating this year, or just want to...
Review: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wow… The end of this book took me a bit by surprise. I’m still giving it some thought. Overall, Audrey Niffenegger has a beautiful voice as a writer. I found myself just wandering through this book, not really caring what the ultimate resolution was because I was so thoroughly enjoying each of the characters and...
Post-Marathon Running Bug
Feels so weird to have completed the 5-person relay for the Akron Marathon almost a full month ago… That was SUCH a great day, and it gave me a serious bug for longer running, probably an eventual half marathon next year. I keep forgetting to post a couple choice shots, so here you go. We finished in 5:05:59, my pace rate for my 10k portion was about 14:00 or a bit less. What a great...
Review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved this book of the series, and I am SO glad to have some closure at the end, with the ability to perhaps take a break before the next 1,000 page volume of the series. Loved Brianna’s storyline and Ian’s coming of age especially, and I felt at several points that I could feel a bit of the almost constant fear of death in...