Category Archives: Book Reviews

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. I’m allowing my mind turn … Continue reading

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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 consider to be old friends, … Continue reading

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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 I’m disappointed. Of the ten … Continue reading

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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 quite a few books. These … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Enjoyed this Summer

Does anyone else think this summer is over before it really began? I can’t remember a year when I didn’t complain about the heat one time. (Yes, that’s me wearing a fleece to make s’mores in July). And unlike most … Continue reading

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Two Fun Summer Reads

I haven’t been reading as much, now that it’s warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. Although this does feel like a year without a summer…I’m still wearing sweaters in the evenings. Whatever the weather, I don’t go long without finding … Continue reading

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Still Making Time to Read

Spring burst on us all in a rush, taking us from dirty snow to lush foliage in the space of two weeks. Even though I’m spending more time out-of-doors, I still found several fun books that I enjoyed immensely. Mark … Continue reading

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Tough to find a Good Read These Days

With my limited time for reading, I’m becoming pickier about what I’ll commit to. My problem is I’m a little compulsive about finishing what I start. While it pains me to abandon a book, I did quit reading a few … Continue reading

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Winter Reading

We’re off to a snowy start in 2014, and I’m glad for the new year. I don’t know what you thought of 2013. For me, it was a year of turmoil and change, some good, some bad. Still, I was … Continue reading

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Writing Books to Read in 2014

I just love reading books: novels, historical fiction, political commentary, and, of course, writing books. Last year I made a list of 12 writing books I wanted to read. One a month would be easy enough, right? Some months, yes, … Continue reading

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