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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.

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 →

How to: Make a Bookmark

I confess that I dog-ear my pages--when I don't read a book in one sitting anyway. Or I grab a scrap of paper, a receipt, whatever is nearby and use that. I am not the kind of person who buys... Continue Reading →

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