• Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell

    My skin feels tight, my body seems ready for what’s to come and I can already feel the shifts. I finished this book in record time, in comparison to its sister book Light is the new black. I struggled so hardcore to finish and let myself get distracted and put off by the hugeness of the actual book, but once I was done with it I could understand why. It was a book that cracked me wide open, Campbell has a way of writing that gets right into the spaces between and really exposes those cracks. And while I thought I was ready for it, I soooo wasn’t. Rise sister…

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    Writing Wednesday

    Today’s Writing Wednesday prompt is about books. If you could have any book in the world which would you choose? I know I couldn’t pick, I needs a few series with me that I would be able to re-read over and over again. I’d be good with that. This week I added a list of my loves in life, books and programs that have gotten me to where I am today. Take a look over here. What book is hidden away in your bag that would get you through the end of the world? Don’t forget to send your tries to dreaming (at) dreamingfullyawake (dot) com to get a chance…

  • Book Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

    Wow, I really don’t know what kept me back from actually reading this book sooner, although if I really think about it hard I can chalk it up to Uni completely consuming me, but still, I was a little silly to wait so long to get my hands on a copy of it. The cover I got, I admit, wasn’t the one that really drew me to the series initially (see a cover really does make a different), but that didn’t matter, the story made up for it. Carrie Ryan’s writing, I’ll have to admit, wasn’t one that I thought I would be initially drawn towards, but she had a…

  • Night Broken

    It’s been a long time since I have had the pleasure of feeling a book hangover. In fact I can’t even remember the last time I had the time to read a book long enough to have a book hangover. I’ve had as much trouble reading as I have with writing in the last month or two. I’m nearly done with The Desire Map by Daniella Laporte (which is actually fantastic) but I’m half way through Tara Moss’ autobiography/memoir/social commentary book (I’m not sure what to class it as and everything works!) as well as nearly finished with an omnibus that I loved as a teen. It currently takes me…

  • Writer’s Manifesto

    I just want to share something that caught my eye when it was Peta’s background on her laptop. Today I also laid out all of the chapters of my novel on my floor and started with the post it notes. I’m going to get this done. One chapter at a time.

  • Spirited and it’s Companion

    I have started to touch on this in another post (which will be out soon, I promise!) but two very amazing ladies have teamed up to write about some pretty damn amazing things. It’s not something I can even put into words it’s just a whole hell of a lot of amazingness. Their first ebook together Spirited is flawless, it’s beautiful and I wish I wrote it. It’s my new bible. I chewed through it on the first read, every single thing resonating with me and now I’m taking the time to go back through in conjunction with their beautiful 2014 Companion. It’s…astounding. I love this companion so much and it’s…

  • With All My Soul

    I’ll be the first person to toot this author’s horn. Rachel Vincent is AMAZING. She’s so good that she needs caps. I picked up her first book, Stray, while I was at Flinders and fell in love with her words, her worlds and just her. I didn’t know that she had more books come out after it. So when I found out later that she had released 3 more books I devoured them whole. I fell in love with her writing even more and slowly, bit by bit, I got through book after book. It’s not a secret, to my friends or most of old classmates, that I love her.…