Best Fantasy I’ve Read this Year


  What makes a great read? For me, it’s characters I care about who live in a world that draws me in. It doesn’t matter what genre, characters are key. They need to grow and…

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Great Fantasy Series: The Tainted Accords


  What do I want to read next? If you’re like me, that’s a question you ask just about every day. Sometimes, it’s not an easy question to answer. Then there are those wonderful days,…

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Three (Really Five) Fantasy Novels


A few piles of dirty snow still line my driveway. The yellowed grass is showing signs of turning green. Now that spring is here, there’s not as much time for reading. In spite of the…

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Reading for Winter Days


  Winter in Wisconsin is a great time to sit by the fire and read. This month I found a few gems you might like. A Horseman Riding By I first read RF Delderfield’s classic…

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Always Time to Read


I scurried around the house, trying to get in in proper order before our friends arrived. They were coming to visit my husband, following his surgery. It was a kind and thoughtful gesture. Instead, all…

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Squeezing Out Some Time To Read

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Writing Christmas cards. Shopping. Planning travel. Wrapping. Baking. Decorating. Is it any surprise I’m not finding as much time to read these days? I did manage to squeeze in a few books. Here are two…

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Fantasy, Light and Dark

Man riding dragon

Continuing on my exploration of classic fantasy, I found four fabulous reads. Some are dark, others light. All compelling, intriguing adventures. (Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I get…

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A Quartet of New Adventures

Starting an Adventure

Going on an adventure where you don’t know where you’re going or how it’s going to turn out can be fun. Or scary. It’s the unknown that provides the thrill, right? It’s the same with…

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How to Write and Publish a Book Review

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“If you like the book, would you consider writing a review? That’s a standard question I ask when I do book signings. While most people are at least open to the idea, a surprising number…

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Summer Reading for Fun and More

Girl on deck reading

No matter how busy I am, I manage to fit in time to read. Whether it’s two minutes while I wait for my tea to heat up, or an entire afternoon on the deck with…

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