Showing posts from April, 2015


Greetings!  I'm the kind of person who will spend the last $5 of a paycheck on a book, who goes book shopping on a regular basis, and who plans to have a literary-themed wedding.  So when someone says 99-cent ebook, I perk up, especially when it's from one of my all-time favorite modern authors, Erin McCole-Cupp.  Yes, indeed - Don't You Forget About Me is on sale on Kindle soon, very soon.  In fact, tomorrow, through May 1.

Quite honestly, dear readers, you should check this out.  Read my review here if you need more convincing!

Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mom, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, Parents, The Catholic Standard and Times, and The Philadelphia City Paper, and she is a regular contributor to Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables.  Her influences …


It is done!  I have officially turned in the final draft of my senior thesis: "A Wise and Understanding Heart: A Study of the Female Bildungsroman in Twentieth-Century American Children's Literature".  It's a grand total of 80 pages, including table of contents, bibliography, etc. - 74 pages of actual writing.  It's a strange feeling, finishing such a big project!  In retrospect, it really wasn't that bad.  Most of the time, I managed to balance out the thesis with the rest of my life, or at least I'm forgetting the panic in the glow of not caring any more. Rejoice and be glad, alleluia, because I am SO thankful it is over.  It's not perfect, but I think it's a decent piece of work.

Now it's on to the last few projects, and the final three weeks of my last semester of college.  Scary.  Between interviews and papers and finals, I'm thankful for Christ's words today in my daily meditation: "Be of good heart.  It is I.  Do not be afra…

Thesis: Battle Mode

I'm entering the last 36 hours or so of my life as a thesising senior.  This dratted project must, and will, get turned in at 9:30 AM on Wednesday.  If you see this, and can spare a Memorare for Divine assistance, I would be most grateful!

Good Friday