Monthly Archives: October 2015

More Adventures in Pumpkin Carving

Every year I promise myself that I’m going to carve out more time to create a pumpkin masterpiece, and every year it gets harder just to find twenty minutes to get it done. I buy the pumpkins. A few days … Continue reading

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The 6th Extinction by James Rollins ~ Fiction Review

I’m a HUGE fan of books that mix science and adventure. Ever since I read Jurassic Park for the first time at age 11 and realized that I could lose myself in a thrilling story AND learn science facts that could potentially increase my winnings … Continue reading

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The Gathering by Anne Enright ~ Fiction Book Review

The Gathering by Irish author Anne Enright was the 2007 winner of the Man Booker Prize. Reading the book eight years after, I’m a little late to the game, but I figured I was in for some elegant prose and maybe … Continue reading

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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty ~ Fiction Book Review

I’d read one book by Australian author Liane Moriarty before and enjoyed it, so when I saw this one, I decided to give it a go. It was a good decision. Plus, it’s ‘soon to be a major motion picture’ … Continue reading

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Behold a Pale Horse by Peter Tremayne ~ Fiction Book Review

This is the story of a book that I never would have chosen for myself. A story that begins in my local bookstore, an overstock and remainder shop where you can get new books at a fantastic price. The only … Continue reading

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson ~ YA Fiction Book Review

I did something I never do – I started reading a book based on the recommendation of a stranger I met in the book store. Two days and only five pages later, I needed a quick reading fix. Something short, … Continue reading

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What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg ~ Fiction Book Review

My process for choosing a book is a little eclectic. If it’s written by an author I know I like, I just get it, no questions asked. When looking for a new author, however, a catchy title or showy cover … Continue reading

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Burnt Meadow Mountain

It was supposed to be a quick hike, more of a walk, really, just a little fresh air and exercise. It was called the Burnt Meadow Trail. We passed Burnt Meadow Hill Road on the way to the trailhead. It … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Bad Book

There’s nothing like a good book to inspire a writer. You read an incredible story that transports you to another place, and magically, you’re unable to put the book down. The beautiful prose, the edgy dialogue, you read it and … Continue reading

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