Adding some spring to that fall step

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Who says you need to stick to warm colours during the autumn months? Not me. Sometimes, a few of those brighter spring colours are exactly what you need.

And if those bright spring colours happen to be decorating a bouquet of orchids? Well, there’s no complaining about that. Especially if those orchids come on the last day of a particularly busy week.

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Wednesday links: Fantasy resources and antiheroes

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly

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Remember back in August, when I helped reveal the cover of Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly? At that point, I said the novel sounded like the type of book that makes you question who’s going to survive, but in the best way possible.

I’ve had the chance to read it now, and you know what? My initial impression was right. Not only is Sun Storm a wonderful romance, it’s also a great choice if you want something suspenseful.

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A Cookie update

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It’s been a while since I posted about my rabbit, Cookie. So I thought this week’s photo post was a good opportunity to give you an update.

Not that there’s much of an update to give. Cookie hasn’t changed much since I last posted a photo of her.

Although, she has learned a new trick, of sorts. She’s figured out how to close her pen door from the outside. She just hasn’t quite figured out how to open it up again, which means she can’t get to her food, water, or litter.

She really is too smart for own good sometimes.

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Wednesday links: Small publishers

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Updated book recommendation: Bait, by J. Kent Messum

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(Note: This recommendation was first published in October of 2013. You can see the original version here.)

If you’re at all like me and you’re craving a tense, thrilling, at least somewhat-scary type of book right now, then you’ll definitely want to add Bait, by J. Kent Messum, to your list. True, it’s been a while since I last read the novel. That doesn’t change how I feel about it, however.

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Autumn

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I love fall. It’s probably my favourite time of year.

No, not because of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I don’t actually like those.

Fall is my favourite time of year because of the colours and the crunch of leaves beneath my feet. Because it’s cold enough to wear a soft sweater, but not so cold that it hurts to spend more than a few minutes outside. Because I can sit inside with my fireplace lit, a hot drink in my hands and a book in my lap.

And the fact that I can buy these adorable little pumpkins at the grocery store? That’s just a bonus.

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