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Book Review: Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake

“There are more than two choices. Always another way we cannot see for our minds are too close to the heart.” (Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake) This weekend I dove into Thunderstruck by Brenda Drake, a YA novel that effortlessly combines

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Book Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

“Because love is the most dangerous weapon in the world. It’s more unstable than uranium.” (The Last Star by Rick Yancey, Chapter 52, page 188) Dystopian YA has always been a favorite of mine to read. I began reading The

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Added “Everything, Everything” to TBR List

If you’ve been following my book review posts since Christmas, you know I’ve been reading the Rick Yancey YA series The 5th Wave. I’ve already posted my thoughts and reviews about book 1 and book 2 — yes, I liked

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Book Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

“Luck had carried us through the first three waves. But even the best gambler will tell you that luck only lasts so long.” (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, Chapter 16, page 75) Author Rick Yancey packs pages of twists

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Book Review: “Year One” by Nora Roberts

“You get up in the morning, and do what you have to do. You get up, thinking for just a split second, everything’s the way it was. Then you know it’s not. It’s never going to be, but you get

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Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge: How’d You Do?

Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge By the Numbers: Participants—3,064,552 Books pledged—138,755,909 Books finished (as of 12/10/17)—42,456,838 Average books pledged—45 Challenges completed (as of 12/10/17)—14,675 The Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge has just 21 days left (as of this writing). Never heard of

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Christmas. Reading. Books.

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling) As the

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Book Review: “Monster” by Michael Grant

“Writers—even unpublished ones—loved characters, and Shade Darby was definitely a character.” (Chapter 3, Monster by Michael Grant) As a reader, there is a delicious pleasure when you finally hold in your hand a book that’s been long awaited. “Monster” by

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Writing & Reading . . . Well, Mostly Writing

It’s been about a month since my last post and probably one of the longest periods I’ve been away from this blog. As a freelance writer, the tide of work ebbs and flows. When it’s ebbing, I find myself spending

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The Mapmaker Chronicles: Breath of the Dragon by A.L. Tait

“But after that, it all came down to the map. Which meant it all came down to Quinn.” The crew of the Libertas has been out at sea for months. They’ve faced thieves, pirates, strange creatures, and near-death multiple times.

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