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A Million Ordinary Days by Judy Mollen Walters

I saw this book in the Goodreads giveaway list and was intrigued by the description. I requested a review copy from the author, and she sent it right away. The full novel far surpassed my hopes. She included so many … Continue reading

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Confucius Says by Veronica Li

I discovered this book accidentally by a referral through a book group I generally don’t pay enough attention to. I won’t be making that mistake again. Confucius Says is a heartbreaker of a novel. Some people reacted to the choice … Continue reading

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We’re All Paper Angels At This Time of the Year

I generally avoid all the Christmas movies at this time of year. Occasionally one catches my attention, though, and reminds me of what Christmas is supposed to be. I watched the movie Paper Angels a few days ago and caught … Continue reading

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What Books Should Be On Your List? Part Three

Here are some of my indie writer/creativity writing peeps. I haven’t had close personal contact with all of them, but I consider them “peeps” because they have shared themselves with me through their writing and taught me about making a … Continue reading

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What Books Should Be On Your List? Part 2

I wanted to share some of my favorite writers about writing and creativity you may or may not know about. I hope you find someone or some book that’s new and intriguing to you. Eric Maisel is a creativity coach … Continue reading

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What Books Should Be on Your List?

I’ve mentioned a few things already that you might want to put on your Christmas list. Obviously, I want books! I think I’d like to share some of my favorite creativity books with all of you tonight. You may already … Continue reading

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Book Mail Is My Favorite!

I could not get the lighting right on this picture. My room is really dark. This was last week’s book mail. I discovered The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship and the Writing Life when I wrote the post about literary citizenship. … Continue reading

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Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson

I forgot I wanted to write a review of the book Unfit by Lara Cleveland Torgeson, who set her novel in the time period Eugenics Boards were approving forced sterilizations in some states, in this case the state of North … Continue reading

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Getting Life by Julie Shaw Cole

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Advocado Press. I was intrigued to see how the author handled presenting her heroine’s perspective when she was basically considered nonverbal at the beginning of the novel. No one … Continue reading

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Dystopian Lit Helps Escape Real Life Terrors

Hold on! Here goes a pendulum swing from playing on paper with paint to talking about utopian/dystopian literature. While flipping channels tonight, I found the first Hunger Games movie. Since I haven’t watched it in a while, I decided to … Continue reading

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