On Writing

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As mentioned in my previous post, Reading In Crisis, my husband Mark is in the ICU. He has been in the hospital exactly 25 days now; 19 of them in Intensive Care. As… Continue reading

Review: Daddy’s Little Princess by Cathy Glass

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A couple of years ago, I stumbled across Damaged, by Cathy Glass, and was completely sucked in. I read it in one day. It was the completely heartbreaking story of a child that… Continue reading

Review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

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When I think of a good “thriller,” I think of an adventure story that is full of suspense and mystery. Usually, the outcome of the story is a vital piece of the puzzle… Continue reading

Reading In Crisis

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Why do I willingly subject myself to such depressing reading material! Here is my pretty significant life problem right now— my husband of eight years, father to my three children, my best friend-… Continue reading

Film Versus Fiction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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If ever there was a screenwriter’s ideal storyline on which to base their potential film, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story about the baby born as an old man has got to be it.… Continue reading

The Golden Ass Review

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Guest Review by Brent Laroche The Golden Ass is, to put it simply, the adventures of a man transformed into a donkey. Written by Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century AD, it is… Continue reading

The Quick: Why I quit reading after 90 pages

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I usually don’t sit down to write immediately after wrapping up a book. I like to give myself at least 24 hours to both distance myself from the emotion of the story, and let… Continue reading

Review: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

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Do you ever get that amazing feeling where something so awesome happens that you want to squeal out loud, dance around and and do a fist pump? If that kind of thing ever… Continue reading

Books off my shelf (I hope to read this summer!)

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I have a pile of review requests that will keep me busy through the summer and into the fall. I also have an Audio Book membership that allows me to listen to at… Continue reading

Review: All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

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When you can see a part of yourself or a loved one in a character of a book without any stretch of the imagination, you know the author knows how to write well.… Continue reading

Review: Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch

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Have you ever read a book, and within about five pages you can tell by the persona of the narrator that every single person who reads this book will either hate the protagonist,… Continue reading

Did we learn anything? Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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Since Rebecca at Love at First Book posted about her plans to give copies of Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet out during World Book Night, I’ve wanted to… Continue reading