• Book Review

    Review & Giveaway: Socialpunk

    Synopsis (from the author’s website):  Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win. About the author: Monica Leonelle is a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire (http://proseonfire.com) and shares her…

  • Blogs

    New Year, New Me?

    The one year blogoversary of Mercurial Musings is just around the corner. Next week I’ll share all my reflections and goals for the next year of the blog; but today I want to thank Rachel of Parajunkee Design for the amazing design overhaul. As  the one year marker crept closer, I knew I really wanted a design that was more reflective of my style and personality. She took my ramblings (things like, I love pin-ups, and obviously books, and also tattoos) and turned it into the awesome new design you’re looking at as you read this post. The pin-up is custom designed by Rachel–look closely, there’s a lot of detail there, seriously–the…