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What Good Writing Looks Like

Posted Oct 5 2017 in , , , , , , , , , , ,

I read a great many books during a year, largely because I review children’s books for the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database, but also because I love to read. I don’t just read books published by the “trade” and “indie” publishers, but also self-published books that I find at conferences and book-signing events. Generally speaking, the […]

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I’m Back!

Posted Mar 30 2017 in , , , , , ,

Have you ever had to move to a new neighborhood, or change schools, or be set in any kind of new environment?  I don’t know about you, but I find it scary and stressful. How do you deal with changes? I get a bit on the manic side and hide in bluster.  So, I picked […]

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Changing Seasons

Posted Nov 3 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The weather may still be warm in your neck of the woods, but we are in November already. Which means winter is on the way. I thought you might like a little hint of what can happen in the cold months. I’m not a big fan of the cold, it makes my hands and feet […]

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Hot off the Presses

Posted Oct 20 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I thought I’d give you some hot off the presses books to read about this week. I just sent in these reviews of three different books. All of which were enjoyable reads. The first one is a very amusing picture book, but the second and third ones are heart wrenchers. Hope you enjoy them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

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The Tangled Web of Love

Posted Sep 7 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To paraphrase William Shakespeare, “What a tangled web we weave, when our senses love makes us leave.” These three books are about teens falling in love. They all have some merit to them, but only Tell Me Three Things is well written. However, most of time I try to introduce you to good books, so […]

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Seeing Reality Is Hard

Posted Sep 1 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As you know, I usually review three books each week on my blog, but this book of short stories deserves its own post. Do find a copy of this book to read. I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories about Real Life Compiled by Grace Kendall It’s hard enough to break up with someone you’ve been […]

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Love, Does It Conquer All?

Posted Aug 25 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Love comes in many forms and our actions/reactions to the feelings are complex, to say the least. So let’s review three books that show different reactions to love. One of the stories is indeed adorable and makes me wish I had a baby to cuddle. To smell the sweet and sour aromas of one so […]

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In Honor of Scotty Andersen and his lovely Wife, Linda

Posted Jun 23 2016 in , , , , , , , , , ,

  After a well-fought battle to concur lung problems, Linda Martin Andersen’s beloved husband Scotty “shuffled off this mortal coil” and is now breathing easily.  So, sad as the topic may be, I thought I would talk about three stellar books written on the subject of dealing with death. I do hope you readers and […]

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What happens to the time?

Posted May 14 2012 in , , , , , , , , ,

I promised myself to add a blog at least twice a week, but as poet Robert Burns–one of my favorites, I might add–said, “The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft awry.” Howsoever, I’m back and full of more reviews. This post is about stories that show hope for those whose lives have […]

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