The Great British Baking Show: Holiday Edition

I love baked goods. The sweet ones and the savory ones. You can never go wrong when your creation comes from the oven. 

I love the holidays. The seasonal flavors. The celebrations. The gifts. What is not to love?

I also love The Great British Baking Show. It is one of my favorite shows.

So combine all those elements together and you get The Great British Baking Show: Holiday Edition, which you can binge on Netflix.

Elements of Style: Grammar Handbook

Elements of Style was a book recommend by writer’s group as many writers in our group are getting close to finish their manuscript, and would need to start editing them. You can insert the sounds of groans here. It is a difficult thing to do, which is why this book was brought up. I checked it out from the local library out f curiosity and was surprised for many reasons.

The Everything Guide: Writing Your First Novel

One of my goals for the year has been to improve my writing. It may seem like a lofty goal, but there are thousands of books about writing in general. One of my favorite books that I have used in helping improve my writing is the Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel.

I think the best advice is how to format your writing presented within the book. It explains different plot structures that authors can use to write their ideas into a full story. It also offers ideas on character creation, which is an important element to story telling. Each aspect of writing is written with details and simple language for anyone to understand. The guide is easy to use and laid out in a logical manner for the beginners. 

Fruits Basket: Intro to Manga

The best way to describe manga is the Japanese version of comic books. They come from all different genres. It can be dark or playful. I was first introduced to this style of story telling in middle school with the series, Fruits Basket.  (I think everyone remembers their first fondly.) I reminisced on this series when I saw a news article talking about an animation company trying to reboot the series into a modern version. It brought back memories of the story that I followed for so long.