New Books.

One thing that I’ve always found interesting about book blogs and BookTube and even bookstagram is the people always seem to know what books are getting published in the next year. In the very least, they know what books are coming out in the next month. I don’t have that kind of mentality. Sometimes, if […]

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Leaving

Write about a character leaving something, or someone, they love. She woke just before dawn. The darkness pulsated against her eyes, but she kept her eyes open as her surroundings gradually lightened. What she must do, had to happen; sooner, rather than later. If she didn’t, she’d never have the courage to do so again.  […]

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Begin

Begin with yourself. Look at yourself, how you are, what you dream of, what you want. Start there, and start small. Begin with what you love. Read your romance novels, your horror novels, your contemporary fiction, your classics. Listen to your classical music, your pop, hip hop, rock. Play your sports, run your races, climb […]

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15 Books Set in Ohio

So I’m from Ohio, and surprisingly, I haven’t seen or read many books from Ohio. Curious to see what kinds of books pop up set in my home state, I googled “books set in Ohio.” The following list is pulled from a couple different places in the top search categories. Perhaps you and I will […]

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Thoughts on: Divergent by Veronica Roth

One of my favorite dystopian trilogies is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I love the world that Tris lives in; I find it interesting that people are divided into different factions based on their strongest trait. But the best book in the trilogy (aside from the first one, of course) is Allegiant. When I first started […]

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Don’t Read The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman

I was going to write this earlier in the week, but I didn’t due to other distractions in my life. But I’m going to write about it now. Please don’t read The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman. And here’s why: First of all, let me say that when I saw this on display in Barnes […]

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21 Books on My To Read Shelf

As always, I’m constantly adding books to my “to read” shelf. I haven’t finished any other books on my to read shelf. Or what I already half. And yet…I keep  adding to it because that’s what I do. So, here are 21 of the latest books I added to my “to read” shelf: The Ballad […]

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10 Books That Feature Dogs.

I love dogs. I love books. I especially love books about dogs. I wish I read more of them. They make me so warm and fuzzy inside. Here are some books that feature dogs: Marley & Me by John Grogan Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Old Yeller by Fred Gibson Where the Red Feen […]

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Science Fiction Classics I Need to Read

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t read science fiction books a lot. I’m not into science and to read about futuristic science turns me off for some reason. However, I do want to read some more science fiction, particularly the classics, just so I know how science fiction became so popular and why people love […]

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I Refuse to Read…

What author, book, or series do you refuse to read and why? I refuse to read E.L. James. You may be familiar with her; she wrote 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah. That book. There are other books in her series/trilogy/whatever it is, but I just don’t have any interest in it. I don’t want to […]

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