Stephen King’s 11/22/63

For 2014, I’ve promised (I think) to list/rate/mention all the books I read in the year?even the embarrassing ones. I’m just getting an early start. 11/22/63 by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars Somehow I managed to read this monster of a book (850 pages) in less than a week. If nothing else, […]

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better storytelling

I blogged earlier about how good writers are also good readers. Even reading something that you absolutely hate can help you refine your craft. Today, I want to explore a similar topic?how there are some stories that reach out and really grab you, stories that make you want to be a better storyteller yourself. These […]

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Hominids

Hominids Robert J. Sawyer Tor Books ISBN: 9780765345004 ** 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel ** I’ve not been very good lately about reviewing the many books I’ve been reading. Of course, I never set out to review every volume that passes through my hands. Some of them are utterly forgettable. But then sometimes I […]

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Kindred

Kindred Octavia Butler Beacon Press (MA) ISBN13: 9780807083697 ISBN10: 0807083690 Every so often, I come across a book that disappoints me only in the fact that the story has to come to a close. As brutal as much of the action is, Octavia Butler’s Kindred is a masterful piece of storytelling about making peace with […]

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guest post: Kristi Bernard of Kristi’s Book Nook

Today, I’m pleased to present this guest post from Kristi Bernard of Kristi’s Book Nook! I have always been an avid reader. When I was a young girl I spent a lot of time in my local library reading Dr. Seuss, Aesop’s Fables and every folktale I could get my hands on. It was always […]

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The Girl Who Chased the Moon

(from my review on Goodreads . . . ) The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen ISBN13: 9781444706642 ISBN10: 1444706640 Apparently, I was in the perfect mood for this book. It was a pleasure to race through the pages of this easy read. I loved the evocative language Allen used in describing […]

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The Dark Fields (Limitless)

The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn Bloomsbury, 2001 ISBN: 1582342245 (also available as Limitless; Picador, 2011; ISBN: 9780312428877) If you were offered a pill that would make you smarter, more focused and infinitely more productive, would you take it? Would you bother to ask about the side effects first? Protagonist Eddie Spinola isn’t initially told […]

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