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Wednesday Wars, Shakespeare and You

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I was dumbfounded how a middle grade novel could so accurately depict raw grief.

Review: 31 Day Writing Prompt Journal by Kate Motaung

It’s been awhile! But I’m back after a crazy busy summer with a great review for you! My friend Kate Motaung (moe-ta-oong) the brains behind Five Minute Friday has launched a new paper journal for the annual October writing challenge:… Continue Reading →

Review: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

From the Back Cover: When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. Over the next week, Cohen’s… Continue Reading →

In the Raw: Continuing the Fight

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From taps… “all is well, safely rest, God is nigh” to the flag slowly folded and presented… “on behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation” to my veteran father-in-law… I was barely controlling my emotion.

Review: All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let… Continue Reading →

In the Raw: Planners are like Underwear.

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Does keeping track of goals feel like a prison cell? Read on to find out how planners are like underwear. 🙂

Review: Manacle by Chris Aslan

The Back Cover: “I hear the clatter of swords and torches outside the caves as the soldiers come for me. In a moment their faces will relax when they see a skinny, outnumbered boy. They don’t realize how dangerous I… Continue Reading →

In the Raw: A Peek into My Long-Awaited Library

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Mother’s Day weekend 2017 we physically moved in, but January 2019 this house finally feels like our home. The books have their esteemed place on the wall once again. 

Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Technically, I shouldn’t have picked it up from the Express shelf at the library. I still hadn’t read the book club selection yet for next week – “but it’s a Kate Morton!” I argued with myself. I can still remember her Secret Keeper twist blowing my mind and regardless of my TBR tower, I couldn’t wait to dive in.

Comparing Used Book Websites: What I’ve Learned

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If you like books and don’t like paying a whole lot for them, here are a few thoughts for you.

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