Southern Accents Are Good Now?

Personal Log
I spent four years in high school with a drama coach who taught us how to hide our accents to be taken seriously. These days the southern accent is cool even attractive. Nashville has become the place to be as of late. The television show Nashville (on which, one of my books was used as a prop! Oh, my God!) has a lot to do with that. I, personally, have tried to remember everything that my speech/drama teacher taught me. I speak with articulation as often as possible. I did an excellent job of blending in when I visited the Northeast. While I still refuse to say "y'all," I do find that when I am sleepy or around my family my accent is thick. It is as if my tongue…
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What I Read: January 2018 Edition

What I Read: January 2018 Edition

Lists, Personal Log, Reading
Sleepless (Sleepless #1) by Sarah Vaughn (Writer), Leila del Duca (Illustrator), Alissa Sallah(Colorist) Sleepless (Sleepless #2) by Sarah Vaughn(Writer), Leila del Luca(Illustrator), Alissa Sallah(Colorist) I'm So Grumpy (Noodles, Level 1) by Hans Wilhelm Gus Makes a Gift by Frank Remkiewicz Pool Party Puzzler (Nancy Drew Clue Book #1) by Carolyn Keene, Peter Francis (Illustrator) Fresh Romance #1 (Fresh Romance #1) by Sarah Kuhn (Goodreads Author), Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle (Goodreads Author), Sally Jane Thompson, Savanna Ganucheau, Amanda Scurti , Kevin Wada, Janelle Asselin Fresh Romance #2 (Fresh Romance #2) by Sarah Kuhn (Goodreads Author), Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Arielle Jovellanos, Sarah Winifred Searle (Goodreads Author), Sally Jane Thompson, Amanda Scurti, Ryan Ferrier , Savanna Ganucheau, Taylor Esposito, Steve Wands  Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days #1-4) by John Allison (Goodreads Author), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colors) Giant Days, Vol. 2 (Giant Days #5-8) by John Allison (Goodreads Author), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Max Sarin(Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colorist) Giant Days, Vol. 3 (Giant Days #9-12) by John Allison (Goodreads Author), Max Sarin (Illustrations), Whitney Cogar (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), Lissa Treiman (Cover Artist) I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed…
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Women’s March 2018

Women’s March 2018

Personal Log
I did not march in the first Women's March because I was afraid. I would be remiss if I did not mention the other reason I did not march (which is also my most unpopular opinion of last year):  I did not think marching was a good idea. I thought marching was fine, but not efficient.  Why march when you could be spending all of the time on the phone with representatives or emailing congresspersons? I spent the Women's March of 2017 doing that:  calling, emailing, signing petitions. Honestly, I do not know that any of it helped.  I don't know that marching or doing all of the things you are supposed to do actually change the way our elected officials govern. Stick with me.  I know this is looking…
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What I Read:  December 2017 Edition

What I Read: December 2017 Edition

Personal Log
The Hellblazer: Rebirth #1 (DC Universe: Rebirth) by Simon Oliver, Moritat (Illustrator) James Bond, Vol. 1: VARGR (James Bond Dynamite Comics #1)by Warren Ellis, Jason Masters (Illustrator) Grass Kings #1 (Grass Kings #1) by Matt Kindt (Goodreads Author), Tyler Jenkins (Illustrator) ALICE (ALICE #1) by C.W. Lamb, Charles Lamb Runaways (2017-) #4 by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author), Kris Anka (Illustrator) Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 (Wonder Woman (2016) -1) by Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp (Illustrator), Stanley Lau (Cover Artist), Paulo Siqueira (Illustrator), Matthew Clark (Illustrator) Black Panther #1 (Black Panther (2016-) single issues #01) by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze (Illustrator) Yes My Accent Is Real Tr by Kunal Nayyar BLACK #1 (BLACK #1) by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith III (Illustrator), Jamal Igle (Illustrator), Robin Riggs (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Illustrator), Khary Randolph(Illustrator), Dave Sharpe (Illustrator), Sarah Litt (Editor) Rock Candy Mountain #1 (Rock Candy Mountain (single issues) #1) by Kyle Starks The Jetsons (2017-) #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), Amanda Conner(Illustrator), Paul Mounts (Illustrator), Pier Brito (Illustrator) The Jetsons (2017-) #2 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Alex Sinclair (Illustrator), Amanda Conner(Illustrator), Paul Mounts (Illustrator), Pier Brito (Illustrator) Peanuts: The Beagle Has Landed, Charlie Brown by Andy Beall, Bob Scott, Vicki Scott
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