Hobbies, Reading

Am I in Truth a Fan?

When you enter a fandom, how fanatical are you? I had a conversation with a family member recently about Brandon Sanderson. I called myself a Brandon Sanderson fan, as I have read some of his books and enjoyed them. I’ve read the first two books of the original Mistborn trilogy, The Reckoners books, Starsight, The… Continue reading Am I in Truth a Fan?

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4 Basic Reasons to Reread Fiction

I know not everyone likes to read books for a second time. It’s not in everyone’s nature to want the same literary treat more than once, and that’s okay. We’re all made different. But if you’re anything like me, there are some books that just beg to be visited again. Here are some excuses to… Continue reading 4 Basic Reasons to Reread Fiction

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8 Awesome Books I am Stoked to Read in 2022

Here's a list of the top ten books I want to read (or finish reading) in 2022: The Lyrics by Paul McCartneyThis two-volume book contains the lyrics to all of Paul McCartney songs (written solo or collaboratively) and the stories behind each.Rule of Wolves by Leigh BardugoThis book is the second in a duology, all… Continue reading 8 Awesome Books I am Stoked to Read in 2022

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Books I Read in 2021

Happy New Year's Eve -- celebrate safely and responsibly. Me? I'll be staying in and reading probably, thanks. Speaking of... Here is a list of books I read this year: The Midnight Library by Matt HaigAnxious People by Fredrik BackmanFull Time Author by Eileen CookBuild Better Characters by Eileen CookThe Queen's Gambit by Walter TevisStrategic… Continue reading Books I Read in 2021

Books, Reading

7 Wintry Books

Seeing as it's winter and the solstice is merely several days away, I thought it might be fun to compile a list, albeit a short one, of books set in the winter months. And so, without further ado... WINTRY READS! The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls WilderLIW tells the story of her… Continue reading 7 Wintry Books

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Goals for 2022

Well, the year is winding to close. 100 years ago, the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were flocking to Paris France and living it up. Seems like a golden age, doesn't it? I suggest you read When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe and watch Midnight in Paris. Both are great and will give… Continue reading Goals for 2022

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Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021

I've read a lot of good books this decade so far. Here's a look at my top eleven favorites thus far (I couldn't narrow it down to ten!) Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein - I read this one in 2020. It's based on Shakespeare's play Hamlet but from the perspective of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest.… Continue reading Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021

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6 Ways to Support Your Local Public Library

Libraries are awesome, aren't they? As the meme going around says: it's the one of the few places you can go and hang out without the expectation from anyone that you should buy something. Here are a few simple ways you can support this necessary public institution. Vote YES on library levies.The slight hike in… Continue reading 6 Ways to Support Your Local Public Library

Books, Reading, writing

Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

Have you read The Goblets Immortal and its follow-up Holes in the Veil? Waiting for Death's Key (book 3) to be released in 2023? There are a few things you can do for fun and to help me. Ready for the list? Drink lots of small beer.What is small beer? Here's a quick definition for… Continue reading Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

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Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Hi! As you may have known, I did an interview back in June. It was about my books and my writing and, oh, everything writerly. If you missed out on the live Zoom session, it was recorded and has recently been uploaded to YouTube. Come watch me have a bit of fun! AUTHOR INTERVIEW There… Continue reading Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library