Category Archives: Reading

How to Write and Publish a Book Review

“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 make a face like I … Continue reading

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Finding New Reads

Finding a new book to read is like going on a treasure hunt. I open the pages, hoping to immerse myself in a new world and get involved with characters I start to care about. Sometimes it works out that … Continue reading

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10 Books I’m Longing to Read

Some of my friends set reading goals for the year, as in how many books they are going to read. One even is going for 100! I’m thinking a little more modestly, planning on a book a week, read just … Continue reading

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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 Ivanhoe, A Tale of Two Cities, … Continue reading

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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 been seeking out books I’ve read … Continue reading

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What’s your Favorite Line from a Book?

What’s your favorite line from a book? No, I don’t mean a pick up line. What I have I mind are those lines that stick with you, the ones you remember years later, when you can barely remember reading the … Continue reading

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Important or Not so Important Fiction

On Reading Important (or not-so-important) Fiction I picked up a book touted as “one of the most important works of the 20th century.” Halfway through, I quit reading. I wanted to finish, to find out what made this book so … Continue reading

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