Canva: Graphc Generator

     Canva is a web-based app for creating graphics. The site also has a downloadable version for both Mac and Android devices which syncs with the online version. It has both a free element and a premium status with a monthly charge. The paid setting gives the user more access and license with photos and …

Book 14 A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman fulfills the “Book that Won an Award in 2019” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. This story won an Agatha Award for Best First Novel in May 2019. The Agatha is an award for mysteries that fall under “cozy” guidelines—no sex, not much violence, …

Online Communication Apps

Since we are all socially distancing ourselves, let’s talk about chatting online. Warning! I am no expert on the subject. I’ve used a few apps to chat with friends and family. Oh, and work, actual real work meetings too. But since I hate video chat and am happy with Facebook Messenger, I haven’t explored these …

Book 13 Everything Everything

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon fulfills the category “Book Set in a City that Hosted the Olympics” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Honestly, the city setting for the story turned out to be irrelevant. So, perhaps not the best choice for the category. BUT it is a great choice for the world situation of …

Covid 19 Survival: Getting Books

Hi! I hope you are well during this pandemic. I’d make a crack about working from home in my yoga pants, but that’s the norm here already. I wanted help during this crisis and the only thing I have is books. (I didn’t even hoard the tp!) And no, this won’t be a plead for …

Book 12 Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama fulfills the “Book about a World Leader” prompt for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Some may question my choice on this prompt. As First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama labored to create new programs for healthy living for children. She worked very hard to be a mother, wife, and …

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline

Ideas for Using Aeon Timeline 1. Timeline The simple answer to the question “What do I use Aeon Timeline for?” is a timeline. I know that sounds obvious, but think about how that could work for a project. Chart each event of a novel, novella, story, whatever with details added for character, setting, and arcs. …

Book 11 Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells fulfills the “Book with a with a robot, cyborg, or AI character” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the fourth novella in the Murderbot series. The fifth will be published this May. The new one is a full novel rather than the novella format of the first …

How to Use Aeon Timeline

How to Use Aeon Timeline To begin, get familiar with Aeon Timeline’s vocabulary. Entity—people, locations, story arcs, projects, etc. associated with events Event—an occurrence on the timeline Relationship—a connection between an Entity and an Event Group—a set of entities based on their relationship Aeon Timeline allows a user to jump in right away in creating …

Book 10 X by Sue Grafton

X by Sue Grafton fulfills the category “Book with only Words on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It’s number twenty-four in her Kinsey Millhone series. Yes, I have read all the others and plan to finish Y is for Yesterday by the end of 2020. Plus, doing X for my tenth blog …