InBook Reviews


Hello, it’s been a while. I’d love to say I’ve been doing a lot of writing but I’d be lying to you. I’ve a lot of sporadic pieces but nothing substantial or worthy of publication at this time. I’m hoping to fix that but I refuse to promise you anything. Every time I say “coming soon” or some such thing I fail. I’m tired of failing. I’m still trying mind you, just at my own pace. Sadly, that’s not as quick as some would like – including me. I’ve learned I can’t rush it though. I can’t handle the stress. I feel if I just keep plugging away at it, it will eventually get better. Don’t you think?

Anyway, I have no idea if any of you will receive this in your email or not. It probably goes to your spam. Check there. If you’re not receiving this and would like to, you can subscribe. If that doesn’t work, then by all means email me, message me, or whatever works and I’ll sort out the wrinkles.

I have a thing for journals. I’m very picky about them as well. Let me give ya the 411 on this, maybe you can relate.

  • First, it should be pretty. It’s okay if it says something on the front or is plain, as long as the cover is soft and smooth. If you don’t enjoy holding it, you won’t enjoy writing in it.
  • Second, it MUST have lines and not widely spaced ones. I don’t write big like a kindergartner and I don’t like wasted space.
  • Third, I’m not all that fond of spiral bound journals. I’m really digging the ones that lay flat these days. I also like the month and day thing for you to circle at the top, but that’s not a requirement.
  • Lastly, and this is difficult to accomplish especially if you are buying a journal for a person like me, but the paper has to feel right. I have to like the way the outside feels as well as the inside.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I have a good size collection of journals. I’m addicted. I’ve told myself over and over, you cannot buy a new one until you use what you have. It is a lie I repeatedly tell myself. However, I have started putting them to use. I have one that I bought years ago in Disneyland during a Close to my Heart convention, yes once upon a time I sold CTMH. I’ve always been creating something or simply just making a mess. I cleaned out the flowerbeds the other day and told my husband, “Okay, I’m done making a mess now.

So, when I think of Disney, I think of wonderful stories brought to life. Therefore, I decided to use this particular journal as a place to record books I’ve read, reviewed and so forth.

My next thought is that maybe by sharing what I write in the journal with you, you might also find something new and exciting to read. I’ve also decided to be pretty open with you on what I read, because I don’t always read the same old same old. I think it’s good for a person to branch out. Everyone needs to  experience something new once in awhile. I’ve been searching for books that make me laugh. Laughter is something I seem to heavily crave these days, don’t you?

I know this is short, but I’ve a very early flight tomorrow and we all know I do not do mornings. Originally this flight was at 8 am, not 6:20! My husband booked me a hotel next to the airport, so I’m currently sitting on the bed typing this and listening to planes fly by. I need to shut things down though and get to sleep. I’m to be on the shuttle at 4:30 a.m. I’m going to require so much coffee tomorrow, the things I do for family.

Stay safe out there!



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