Wednesday With Words: The Soul at Play

Hey, everyone! This week’s quote is from Emily Dickinson, just in time for World Poetry Day! I’ve been reading through an enormous book containing all of Emily Dickinson’s 1,500+ poems recently, and this really caught my eye:

Emily Dickenson

Thank you so much for reading today’s Wednesday With Words! Sorry it had to be a little shorter today. I hope you enjoyed today’s quote, and Lord willing I’ll have some exciting new posts up soon!

Bye for now!


Wednesday With Words: Invention

Hello, everyone! I’m back today with a quote from Mary Shelley’s introduction to Frankenstien, of all things. I’m reading Frankenstien for school this year, and so far its really interesting and way different than I expected. But I actually found this quote in the author’s introduction to the book, and I thought it was a really neat quote about writing, or any creative art for that matter:

Mary Shelley

On my reading list this week:

  • Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery: I reread Emily of New Moon for the Back to the Classics 2018 Challenge, and I’ve moved on to the second book just because I love this series so much! You can read my review of  Emily of New Moon over on Goodreads.
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett: Another book I’m rereading for the Back to the Classics Challenge. My mom read this to me years and years ago, and I don’t really remember much about it, so I’m looking forward to reading this again.
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I’m also reading this for the Back to the Classics Challenge. I know basically nothing about this book, and I’m really interested to find out what it’s all about…

Thanks so much for reading this week’s Wednesday with Words post! I hope you enjoyed it.

See you again soon!


Wednesday With Words: The Act of Writing

Heyo! It’s break week, and I’m officially back from my little haitus with a new Wednesday With Words post! Today’s quote is from William Zinsser’s famous On Writing Well, a fabulous book about writing that I’ve been perusing this week. While the book focuses on nonfiction writing, it does have quite a few tips that can be applied to fiction writing as well, and also this little description of the writer at work, which I thought was too good (and way too true) not to share today:

On Writing Well

On my reading list this week:

  • Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor: A novel based on the hit Welcome to Night Vale podcast about a weird little town in the middle of nowhere, where paranormal happenings are everyday occurrences and every conspiracy theory is true. I love the podcast, and I’m greatly enjoying this book, but I’m not a fan of the super liberal worldview…
  • Cyndere’s Midnight by Jeffrey Overstreet: The second book in the Auralia series. I started reading this back in July of 2016, and then eventually dropped it when my reading pile grew too big for me to manage. I picked it up again recently, as I own the entire series and would really like to finish it. The book is kind of slow, which might have been part of why I originally dropped it, but it’s picking up a bit now that I’m nearing the end.
  • Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery: Rereading this old favorite for the Back to the Classics 2018 challenge. It’s one of my favorite books by L. M. Montgomery! I just identify with Emily so much.

Thanks for reading this week’s Wednesday with Words post! See you again soon.


Wednesday With Words: Puzzle Peices

I’m finally back with a new Wednesday with Words post today! This week’s quote is from Henry and the Chalk Dragon by Jennifer Trafton, which my little brother read aloud to me during the month of January. This book had us rolling with laughter at multiple points, but also had its fair share of touching or thoughtful moments, like the quote I’m going to share with you today:

Puzzle Pieces

On my reading list this week:

  • The Stroke of Eleven by Kyle Robert Shultz: My friend Daley Downing @ The Invisible Moth sent me several indie books, including the last two Beaumont and Beasley books. I read The Tomb of the Sea Witch already (it was so good I finished it in less than two days) and I’m starting The Stroke of Eleven as soon as possible, because I need to know what happens next!
  • The Blood Race by K. A. Emmons: Another book that Daley sent me. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve heard tons of good things about this book. I can’t wait to read it!

Wednesday with Words is hosted by ladydusk.


Wednesday With Words: The Fire of Life

Hey, everybody! I’m back with another quote from Smoke Signals by Ashley Dun. I chose this quote for today because I’m actually going to be seeing Ashley and the rest of the Secret Midnight Press crew on their book tour tomorrow! I am very excited! There is going to be poetry reading, live music, and a meet-and-greet after the show, which sounds awesome! (And maybe I’ll see if I can get my copy of Smoke Signals signed???)

The Fire of Life

On my reading list this week:

  • The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne: Rereading this for the Back to the Classics 2018 challenge. It’s actually one of my favorite books of all time, so its nice to have an excuse to read it again.
  • The Last Archer by S. D. Smith: The latest installment in the Green Ember series; this one’s a novella and I’m reading it while I await the publication of the next full-length Green Ember novel!

Thanks so much for reading this week’s Wednesday with Words post! What books are you reading this week? Have you ever been to a Secret Midnight Press show, or are you going to one this year? Let’s chat in the comments!

See you again soon.


As always, Wednesday with Words is hosted by ladydusk.


Wednesday With Words: Beat Not the Poor Desk

Here’s a quote from yet another book I got for Christmas. It’s called Beate Not the Poore Desk, and it’s a book about writing by author Walter Wangerin. My parents got it for me as a special surprise, and I loved it! It’s a very good book for new and experienced writers alike. This is one of my favorite quotes:

Beate Not The Poore Desk

On my reading list this week:

Thanks for reading today’s Wednesday with Words post! I hope you enjoyed it. See you again soon.


Wednesday with Words: Smoke Signals

Happy New Year everyone! I thought I’d kick off this year of blogging right with a Wednesday with Words post. I really want to do one of these every week, if possible, so feel free to scream at me on Twitter or in the comments if I forget. 😛

Today’s quote is from Smoke Signals by Ashley Dun! I got a copy of this amazing poetry book for Christmas and there are tons of awesome quotes, so expect to maybe see a few more Wednesday with Words posts featuring this book.

Smoke Signals

On my reading list this week:

  • Masters and Beginners by Daley Downing: I got this book for Christmas as well, as I’m very excited to read it, as I have heard so many amazing things about it!
  • The Beast of Talesend by Kyle Robert Shultz: Yet another book I got for Christmas. As you can see, I’m stepping up my indie reads game (having previously only read like one indie book ever… fail)

Thanks so much for reading! See you again soon.


Wednesday with Words: I Drove Home

Hey, everyone! Wednesday with Words if finally back. Today I have a very special quote from one of my favorite bloggers, Aimee Meester. She wrote an amazing poem called “I Drove Home” and put it on her blog a couple of months ago. I’ve really wanted to share it with you for a while now, and I guess there’s no time like the present! Make sure you check out the full poem on Aimee’s blog.

I Drove Home


Wednesday With Words: A Receiving Heart

Hey, everyone! It’s been a little while since I did a Wednesday with Words post (or posted on this blog at all, to be honest…), so I thought I’d get back in the swing of things today with a few words of wisdom from William Wordsworth:


On my reading list this week:

Mansfield Park by Jane Austin: I haven’t been reading much besides school books recently, but I have picked up Mansfield Park. I’m currently reading a biography of Jane Austin as well, and its very interesting to see bits and pieces of her life experience show up in her work.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Wednesday with Words! There are tons of exciting things coming up both this month and November, so keep an eye out for that!

See you again soon.



Wednesday with Words: Are Women Human?

While I was away on vacation, I had the opportunity to read Are Women Human? by Dorothy L. Sayers, a small collection of essays on feminism and women’s place in society. This book is probably the sanest, simplest, most Christian take on feminism you will find, and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone interested in women’s roles and the issues of gender equality. There are so many great quotes in this book, but today I’ll be sharing this one, which seemed super pertinent to me with the news of a new female Doctor Who fresh in my mind.

Dorothy L Sayers


On my reading list from the last few weeks:

This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab: I’ve been meaning to read this duology for a while, and I finally got around to it during vacation. The concept was super original and Victoria Schwab is in no way overrated as a writer. Overall, I really enjoyed these books, and they definitely kept me up late turning pages!

Wednesday with Words is hosed by ladydusk.