Archive for January, 2012

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

I love this quote. I’ve lived multiple lives, too. Right now I’m living as Queen Elizabeth II as I read her biography.


Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

An awesome quote. Enjoy! Are you someone who has lived multiple lives? As a book-a-holic and writer, I sure have! 😀 I’ve recently lived as a 16 year old Shadowhunter, and multiple survivors from World War Z (2 new book reviews should be published soon :)), and, of course, a Spanish immigrant discovering his new life in Edaion with his blind, gifted sister. 😉

What lives have you recently lived?

– Ermisenda Alvarez

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I made the mistake of reading my email before writing this morning.  I have so much interesting email coming in that I can get distracted easily.  Before I know it hours have gone by.  That was the case this morning.  I had a wonderful time downloading book samples and boppnig around all over the net. (more…)

Posted: January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

An inspirational quote for you.

The Daily Post

I came across this beautiful list of inspirational quotes from Brain Pickings, Five Manifestos for the Creative Life:

Empower yourself and realise the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent. Work on what you love. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

When I find a good quote, I like to print it out or illustrate it to tape it above my computer. On days when I feel tired or uninspired, I take a breath, look at one of my quotes, and try to embody the essence of what it is that I liked about the quote in the first place.

For the same reason, I’ll also print out emails from friends, teachers, and family to help keep me motivated. Kind words are a reminder that what we’re doing is useful, whether it’s related to your blog, your job, or…

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Posted: January 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Some beautiful writings on grief, and some of my favorite Small Stones writings. Please take a moment to visit this sensitive, heartfelt blog.

The Sacred Cave

I wish you were here.  I wish you were here to help me walk this way, I’d be telling you all about this journey.  You’d be leading, making us rest, cheering us on, keeping us going.  I can’t see very far ahead today, the path is steep and uneven, just as I thought it was levelling out.  How did I get here?  I keep stopping, looking back over land that spans a lifetime, the pauses make the climb seem easier for a moment.  I can catch my breath, see where I’ve been and trace my footsteps with certainty.  I look backwards towards the horizon and see some things with a clarity never realised.  Some familiar landmarks look totally insignificant from this viewpoint – funny, I thought they were monumental.  Each step forward is uncertain and tiring but it’s physically impossible to rush.  The ground is unfamiliar and I have no…

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Cee has her new Share Your World blog out now. This week’s questions are:

1.  If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
2.  When was the last time you had an amazing meal?
3.  Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
4.  Describe yourself in seven words.


Here are my entries to the Weekly Photo Challenge.


I think it would be great fun to take photographs of what can be seen through open windows.  Let’s ignore the fact that it’s probably illegal and definitely an invasion of privacy.  Pretend we’re looking into doll houses.  What would we see?  (more…)