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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys by Sonya Huber

I discovered Sonya Huber when she initiated plans for the virtual Disability March in January. When I found an advanced reader copy of her book of essays called Pain Woman Takes Your Keys on Netgalley, I didn’t hesitate. I sent … Continue reading

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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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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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Your Utopia, My Dystopia

Amazon.com asked Ninni Holmqvist whether she wrote the dystopian novel The Unit for anyone particular in society, and she responded: My intention was that it is for everyone. But I guess it might especially appeal to middle-aged single people, childless … Continue reading

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On that note, I see a shift in my corner of the world. The Asheville Wordfest, which did not occur in 2016 due to the father of the organizer, is currently being planned for sometime in the very near future. … Continue reading

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Small Great Things

I In Jodi Picoult’s Author’s Note to her new release Small Great Things (released today), she tells us of her desire to write a novel about racism. She tried once, but ended up putting that first one aside. She talked … Continue reading

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Do Books and Poetry Protect Me?

In my Simon and Garfunkel marathon earlier this week, I rediscovered one of my very favorite songs. I’ve always admitted to taking refuge in books and consider them friends, but that definitely has a dark side. Somewhere deep inside that … Continue reading

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Am I the only creative person with a disability or a chronic illness who has this problem? I can’t seem to help myself. Now that I have started requesting copies of books to review, it’s getting out of control. I … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

I’m so excited! I finished a book today! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to read print books much due to my vision issues and other things, so when I finished, it felt as if things are slowly … Continue reading

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