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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3 Novels that Taught me Something About Writing


When life becomes chaotic, reading has been one way I’ve found to escape my own trials and lose myself in those of others. Taking a detour from my usual practice of seeking out books I…

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7 Books I’ve been Meaning to Read


  After nearly two months, I’m making sense of my brother’s estate and getting out from under all the files. At last I have time to think about something more fun—like reading! Lately, however, I’ve…

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A Few Good Books to Read by the Fire


With the colder weather and shorter days, I’m spending more time in front of the fireplace with a good book. Or at least, what I hope is a good book when I start it. Sometimes…

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Three Novels and One Non-fiction Book I’ve Enjoyed


With all the craziness of NaNo, assorted birthdays and Thanksgiving, it’s been tough to find time to read. Still, I managed to squeeze out a few minutes in the corners of my day to read…

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