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(Do more) Reading. Writing. Living

The Black Canary by Jane Louise Curry

This book has been one of firsts for me. I have never read a time-travel story with a black, minority, or bi-racial lead. Perhaps I'm just not widely read, and this is more common than I think.

Sleep is the Best Self-Care

We live like sleep is optional. Like stress is a badge of honor and our dependency on caffeine is okay. It isn't.

Book Haul: Black Friday and Giveaway

Yes, I'm aware Black Friday was last month. Running late is my cardio.

2017 First Quarter Goals

2017 is days away. Are you ready?

The Golden Door by Emily Rodda

Three magic doors you here behold. Time to choose: Wood? Silver? Gold?

Top 5 Wednesdays:Books I Want to Re-Read

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey (Youtube).  Here is a link to the Goodreads group, and here is a link to its new host Sam on her Youtube channel and the Goodreads profile. Check them out, say... Continue Reading →

Do More: Writing

This month, I am doing NaNoWriMo*, and I have almost 8000 words so yes, I am behind. I didn't have my outline all the way done, and the characters aren't solid in my head, but I'm fixing it. Writing words isn't... Continue Reading →

Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

"Micheal, Tommy, Mixer and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks--they're from the wrong side of everything." Three misfit teenagers believe that one of their friends has been murdered by their English teacher. With this conclusion in... Continue Reading →

The Roar Beneath by Donald Mangum

  "The people tend to be clannish, violent and perhaps mildly inbred." "The Roar Beneath" by Donald Mangum is a short novel set in the Mississippi Coast area days before Hurricane Katrina and just after. It follows Hank, a widowed... Continue Reading →

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