Reading for Summer Rainy days


Summers, I love to be outside. But when rainy weather keeps me indoors, there’s nothing like a great book. Lately I’ve found several that drew me into their worlds and kept me there, entranced by…

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A Mixed Bag of Summer Reading


Usually when I read for pleasure, I’m looking for entertainment. While fantasy and historical fiction are two of my favorite genres, I’m not stuck on them. This week I read books in three different genres:…

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More Fun Than Facebook


See all those kids with their noses glued to their phones? That’s what my mother used to say about me. Except my nose was stuck in a book. People scoff at those who seem glued…

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A Feast of Fun Reading


Lately I’ve been lamenting the fact that I couldn’t find any great books to read, books I would treasure and read with enjoyment, books I would be drawn to re-read and delight in over and…

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A Good Book is Hard to Find


There’s nothing I like better on a cold winter’s night than to curl up with a good book in front of the fire. This winter, finding said good book proved to be a challenge. My…

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Fun Fall Reading


Winning NaNo had its benefits….I won 10 free books on Kobo! Now, they were books Kobo picked out, but still….free is free. Since I don’t own a Kobo reader, I had to go through a…

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Catching up on Some Classic Science Fiction


The summer flew by and I barely found time to read. (That’s a pretty shocking statement for me.) Part of the problem is that I found the games on my phone. Instead of picking up…

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An Inspiring Life


Every now and then, you meet a truly inspiring person. One of these in my life is Anjuli Nayak. I met her in Russia, when I was translating for the medical missions team she was…

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So I Put Down the Smartphone


Smart phones, while useful tools, can be a curse as well. I’m finding that countless hours are wasted while I try to win my 523rd game of Sudoku. It’s laziness really, playing all these games….

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Favorite Historical Novels


  Even before I knew what the word meant, I’ve loved the genre of historical novels. It all started with the works of Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In high school, I read…

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