Month: June 2015


I’m angry. I’m frustrated because a law has been passed that I cannot be happy about. I’m frustrated because saying so is going to make me very unpopular, maybe even labeled a closed-minded slanderous bigot whose mission is… Read More

Twirly’s Titles: Books to Buy

I will admit it: I have an addiction. I love books. It is one of my goals to have a well-stocked library (hopefully one with a number of signed books, hardcovers, pretty leather-bound ones… I digress). These are… Read More

Stolen Sherlock

The Replica has been stolen! Without it in place, Zertrum Mountain will erupt, covering Lahnt and the surrounding countryside with lava! Will Elodie find the thief and return the Replica to its place before it’s too late? So… Read More

On Keeping a Diary

I recently saw a Tumblr post (yes, friends–I am officially on Tumblr!) asking readers about their diary writing habits. I’m inspired to respond. For most of my life, I’ve been a compulsive journaler. The habit started when I… Read More

Our Own Cinderella

It’s little wonder that Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles are so popular. I’ve just finished Cinder, and it was not at all what I expected: fresh and original, while gritty and intense. In this retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella–or, as we… Read More

Twirly Tries A Tea Party

Welcome to Twirly Tries It! I’m Twirly and, in this new section, I’ll be trying stuff! I have a list of potential activities, but if you have ideas, you can feel free to submit them to me by… Read More


If you liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you’ll probably like Rachel Hawkins’ Rebel Belle. If, like me, you rabidly love Buffy (I’ve watched the entire series and its spinoff twice in the last year), you might be unduly critical of what… Read More

Twirly on Passions

Recently, I was asked what I’m passionate about. I paused to consider, but before I could open my mouth to respond, the asker continued, “Besides your husband of course.” Laughter, as if at the funniest thing ever said…. Read More