On Life and Art

So I have taken a new step forward in my life: I am starting an at home business! All I do is paint abstract paintings, and then sell them on my Etsy store.

This is a scary thing for me. I’ve never done this before, so I’m going slowly, and researching as I go. I just started it yesterday, so nothing has happened yet. But, I am preparing.

I read somewhere in an article that it’ll take a couple of months before I get my first sale. Which is fine by me! I can slowly buy materials I need for shipping and handling. Stamps, envelopes, washi tape, thank you cards. Heck, I might even get business cards soon. That would be nice. I’m also looking for a second job, so I’m not betting on this whole thing to work. I just really hope it does!

I woke up at 6 this morning to figure out how my printer likes to scan and print my stuff. Now I know the quality of my stuff. I might end up going to FedEx….. They have much better quality paper and ink than I do!

But yes, I’m excited! I hope you guys check it out, maybe let me know how I’m doing?

Check it out here!

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Harry Potter The Cursed Child – Initial Thoughts

So I just downloaded this book on kindle a couple of days ago, extremely excited. I wanted to let you know my initial thoughts for this book!

At first I was thinking “Oh I wish it was just a novel and not a playwright” But then I started reading it, and completely 180 with my opinion. The writer, Jack Thorne, has a sense of humor that fits very well with the Harry Potter feeling. I instantly fell in love with his “voice”.

The plot itself feels a bit restricted. I mean of course, this is a play, so they can’t have as much going on as the original books could have. I understand that, but I also feel it could be a bit more in depth. It does glance over certain things, and I’m left wondering “Well, how did they do that? How did they know the password?”

I’m getting towards the end, and surprises are coming up, and the pace is very nice. I’m actually on the edge of my seat right now, wondering what’s going to happen. Itching to go back and finish it. I want to  hold myself back though.

The characters all feel real and wholesome, the emotions are all there, and I definitely recommend it! Let me know what you think of this book in the comments below 🙂

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Journaling progress – discovering my niche

So I’ve been casually journaling for a long time – since sophomore year in 2008. I’ve not put a lot of thought into it at all. Just write down my thoughts for the day, and move on.

But lately I’ve been watching a lot of youtube videos on not only journaling, but planners, making journals, and art journaling. All of it. There’s so many ideas out there of what to do and what you can do. So much room for my own creativity! I’m sitting here wondering What do I want to do?

I’ve realized a few things I want to try.

-blank pages

-hardcover, pretty journal

-meal tracking

-video and blog plans

I’ve seen this word omnijournal thrown around on youtube, and love the idea. I want to see more people’s take on it, but it has just started becoming popular. This video shows you pretty much what it is – an everything journal. I love how she

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Hiatus is over!

I’m sorry I’ve been away so long people. I have been busy with two jobs and moving. >.<;;

I haven’t read much lately, but felt the need to start journaling more. I will be posting a journal flipthrough very soon, if you guys are interested!

Follow me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/bierbaumbookworm/ to see photos of it.

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Of Metal and Wishes; A review


There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.

Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her… for a very long time.




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One Year on WordPress!

I was surprised by a notification today, telling me I’d been on here a whole year already! It doesn’t feel like I’ve been on here with you guys that long.

I’ve grown a lot on this blog since I’ve started, but still have a lot to learn and improve on. I’ve figured out what I want to do with this blog, at least. I have many plans for the future. I hope I’m on here for many more years, and that we grow together!

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Her Name is Rose; a review


People used to say Iris Bowen was beautiful, what with the wild weave of her red hair, the high cheekbones, and the way she carried herself like a barefoot dancer through the streets of Ranelagh on the outskirts of Dublin city. But that was a lifetime ago.








So I just had to get this book when I saw it at the library. The cover, as well as the drawings of flowers on the inside, are just to die for! I am a huge lover of flowers. The story is interesting as well. Iris’s husband died. Her daughter Rose left for college. She’s trying to find her place in life when she’s fired. Wants to fulfill her dead husband’s last wish.

I sat down at the pool hoping this would be a light read. It isn’t really, but besides that, I got through about 75 pages in an hour. Holy cow! I was hooked! The characters are well rounded, the plot is very well constructed. It’s all about finding people and staying connected, because you don’t know how much time you really have in your one life here on earth.

The writing is pretty too, if a bit dry. I found myself skipping paragraphs at a time because I didn’t feel the flow anymore.


I gave this book a 3/5 star rating.


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Near Enemy, A book Review



It’s a year after Shovel Ready. Persephone is ensconced with her newborn upstate; Simon the Magician is struggling to keep control of Harrow’s evangelical empire; and Spademan has accepted a seemingly routine job: to snuff out a no-good bed-hopper named Lesser. Lesser has been causing headaches all over the limnosphere, racking up enemies left and right. But Lesser comes back from the dream with a wild claim: that the terrorists have found a way to infiltrate the limnosphere, to hijack the luxury virtual escape from the inside. And they’re doing it from somewhere in New York.

Spademan is not used to having enemies–his foes usually end up dead pretty quickly–but he tries to stay vigilant about the dangers that lurk right under our noses. He’s about to find out just how close these new enemies are–and how dangerous they can be


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My favorite quotes from The Subtle Knife

I read this book a little while back but here are some of my favorite lines from the book! It gets me inspired to finish the third book soon 🙂


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My favorite quotes from Outlander

These are some great quote from the BOOKS Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber. 😀

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