Orbits – Album Review

I was given a copy of Keith Kitchen‘s newest album to review and that’s what I intend to do!


So I’ve never reviewed an album before really. I’ve attempted it and am not sure how well I did at it so I’m just gonna talk about why I love it and hope you all get the idea on how amazing it is.


My rating: 5 star


My Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of Keith Kitchen for a while now, having seen him in concert and my family owning all his albums. So I was REALLY excited when I saw he was working on a new album and now that its out in the world!

Something about his music is absolutely mesmerizing and relaxing! On top of that the story telling and such in the songs is beautiful and can only come from a lot of time put into writing each song. With this album I honestly couldn’t choose a favorite song. They were all just beautifully written and once again I’m blown away by the sheer beauty of the songs themselves.


You can purchase Orbits or Keith’s other albums on his website or even have him come play at your local church or event! Trust me, it would be totally worth it!






Leibster Award || Thanks, Only True Magic!

Sooooooooo three things you can probably tell: 1.) I forgot to post a book review yesterday (SORRY!!)  2.) I was nominated for the Liebster Award and 3.) Amber @ Only True Magic nominated me! (Thanks!!!)


The Rules:

~Thank the person who nominated me and include the Liebster Award sticker in the post.
~Nominate 5-10 other bloggers and notify them of this in one of their posts..
~Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator and create 11 different questions for your nominees to answer. Or, you can repeat the same questions.
~Copy these rules into your post.


Questions for me from Amber @ Only True Magic:

1. Have you listened to Ryan Adams’ cover album of 1989? If you haven’t, hop on Spotify right now and listen to it. If you have, OH MY GOD ISN’T IT SO GOOD?

No, I haven’t. I only just heard about it today but I’m not all that interested to be honest.
2. Out of all of the thousands of memes on this planet, which ones are your favorite?

Grumpy Cat

Hey look! Its me!


3. Think back to the books you read last year. Which one would you never read again and why?

To be honest I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday so I really don’t remember what books I read last year and didn’t like. I only remember the ones I loved…and even then XD


4. If you could have any superpower, which one would it be?

Either to fly or having the ability to teleport places 😀 I could travel wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted and not have to pay for a plane ticket!


5. How do you feel about book trailers?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE book trailers you guys! I actually have plans to make a few books trailers with some friends of mine…Might have to wait until after I graduate but I have a couple planned that I wanna make 🙂


6. Which recent releases seemed to be favorites within the bookish community, but you didn’t really feel yourself vibing with?

To be honest I haven’t read very many new/recent releases cause I’m poor and can’t buy books. But I can say when people were raving about The Book Thief, I bought it but I did NOT enjoy it at all….Not sure if that counts.


7. Which book series that didn’t tickle your fancy would be better if written by a different author? (ie: Twilight by Scott Westerfield?)

In my opinion, The Matched Trilogy would have been WONDERFUL if written by Suzanne Collins. I will never NOT love Suzanne Collins ok?


8. What’s your favorite tv show on Netflix/Hulu right now?

IIIIIIII don’t actually have either of those programs rn…. Internet where I live is way too slow to stream it :/


9. Why do you think it’s so difficult to come up with unique and interesting questions so that the people participating in these awards don’t have to answer the same eleven questions over and over again?

I know that, for me, it’s because I always try to do questions that people may not have asked…but then I usually sound like some freaky stalker who wants to know everything about you….SO I just can’t win, really.


10. Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford from Parks and Recreation believed in one thing and one thing only: “Treat. Yo. Self.” What’s one thing you like to splurge on to treat yo self?

Chocolate. Chocolate and more Chocolate….


11. Imagine your favorite tv character thrust in the middle of The Hunger Games. How do you think they’d fare?

Annabeth Chase would kick butt in the Hunger Games, ok? Nuff said.


Questions for my Nominees:

So I stole the questions that the blogger who nominated Amber for this award asked her cause they were epic and I wanna see your answers.

1. If you could visit any place in time or space, where would you go?

2. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? Better or worse than expected?

3. What is your favourite book genre? Why?

4. Libraries, book stores, or on-line book shopping?

5. Which is your most idolized book character (if any)?

6. What is your dream job?

7. What is your favourite book as of this moment? What is your favourite book of all time?

8. What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What’s your favourite thing about it so far?

9. Do you have a secret talent? What is it?

10. Tell a funny story from your week so far.

11. What is your favourite song/album at this very moment?



|| Brett @ Brett Michael Orr || Victoria @ Stori Tori’s Blog || Grace @ Lovin My Lit  || Cait @ Paperfury || Rachel @ Stained Glass Windows || Aimee @ To The Barricade! ||

Spotlight Saturday #4



Hello Readers!

Another lovely blogger has joined me this weekend for a Spotlight Saturday! That lovely person is Rae from The Wallflower.

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So, first off, tell us a bit about you!

Rae: Well, besides telling ya’ll my name (since that’s fairly obvious), I can say that I’m currently in my last year in college, studying to earn my B.A. in English (emphasis Creative Writing). After that, there’s a slight possibility of an M.F.A. program. And, well, to put it simply: I intern at REUTS Publications, read YA (and other things), edit anything I can get my hands on, and listen to music. Also: my favorite color is orange (because orange rocks).



What is the title of your blog? Where did you get the idea for the name? Any specific meaning behind it?

Rae: My blog used to be called What Happened to the Wallflower, but recently I shortened it to simply The Wallflower upon a move in domains. The name actually comes from one of my favorite books, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky. Personally, it simply symbolizes embracing who you are and not being afraid to just do what you want to do, while also understanding the possibility and need for growth and change.



What gave you the idea to start blogging? Was it sort of just ‘Hey, I should write a blog!’ or did someone suggest the idea? 

Rae: I’d started blogs in the past, but never kept up. However, I’d always loved the idea of blogging, more for myself than for anyone else, and figured: well, if there’s people out there who actually want to read what I have to say, then fantastic (the blogging community is seriously the best). After I started it, blogging then became a personal challenge to see if I can keep blogging while juggling school and writing as well. If I can do this, then I can do anything.



What can or will people find on your blog upon arriving? Do you have a target audience in mind?

Rae: People will find lots of book reviews (posted once a week, sometimes more), as well as twice-weekly posts on writing, including things to think about while drafting/revising/organizing a novel. Sometimes these posts are specific tips and tricks, and sometimes they’re just me putting some feelers out there, trying to get people to think about certain aspects of whatever they’re writing. There’s definitely a target audience: fellow writers. Of course, it’s open to anyone.



Is there any social media sites where people can follow you and still get notifications about your posts or something? (Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc.)

Rae: Yes! I’ve got quite a few social media accounts. You’re most likely to find me on Twitter (@Rae_Slater), but I’ve also set up a Tumblr (http://raeoestreich.tumblr.com/), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/raeoestreich/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RaeSlaterBooks?ref=hl), and I also have a Goodreads account where I post my book reviews (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/20952959-rae).



And last, but not least. Feel free to give me a link (or links) of a couple of your favourite posts on your blog 🙂

Rae: Ooh, I get to choose my favorite posts? This’ll be fun:

Creating a Character Chart Using Excel: http://www.raeoestreich.com/writing/character-charts/

Creating a Novel Timeline Using Excel: http://www.raeoestreich.com/writing/creating-a-timeline/

The Villain as the Failed Hero: Humanizing Antagonists: http://www.raeoestreich.com/writing/the-villain-as-the-failed-hero-humanizing-antagonists/

And, last: Writing Multiple POVs: Separating Stories: http://www.raeoestreich.com/writing/writing-multiple-povs-separating-stories/


Thanks for joining me, Rae!

Thanks so much for having me, Adriana!