Tag Archives: literature

Gifts for #BookLovers, #Readers & #Writers

As a book lover, reader, and writer, I love literary themed gifts. Every holiday I scour the internet for literary gift ideas. To that effect, there’s a great new website that I wanted to share with everyone. They not only have … Continue reading

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Beartown by Fredrik Backman ~ #Fiction #BookReview

5 stars! Maybe it’s an odd way of starting a review, but in this case, it’s fitting. Every once in a while you stumble across a book that changes you. This is one of those stories. It’s raw and insightful … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurty ~ Fiction Book Review

I have some mixed feelings about this book by Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurty. On the one hand, it’s a powerful coming of age story. Raw and real and blunt. Probably a little scandalous, too. How do you resist that? … Continue reading

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Lost in the Land of #Litsy

In case you haven’t noticed, I read. A lot. I read when I take my dogs out, I read while I’m brushing my teeth, I read while I’m ‘watching’ a movie. Some people understand the compulsion to always have their … Continue reading

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All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld ~ Fiction Book Review

This book! Powerful prose oozing with ominousness, the pages practically sticky with sinisterness! The timeline was a little jumpy, disconcerting at first, but the pattern is quickly established and I soon developed a strange appreciation for it. The chapters alternate present … Continue reading

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The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell ~ Fiction Book Review

The Alexandria Quartet is a series of four interconnected books set in Alexandria, Egypt in the 1930s and 40s. These books are a work of art as far as atmosphere, imagery, philosophy, character and voice are concerned. But they’re not … Continue reading

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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami ~Fiction Book Review

This was by far the strangest book that I’ve ever read. I’m not even sure how to describe it. The best I can come up with is a book burrito with the works – part LSD trip, part existentialism, with … Continue reading

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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood ~ Short Story Fiction Review

What can I say about this collection of short stories by notorious author Margaret Atwood? I have mixed feelings. The first few stories are interrelated, with characters mentioned in one story featured in the next. I love the idea. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 ~ Book Review

One of my goals for this year was to win an award for one of my short stories. Maybe an O. Henry Award is a bit ambitious, but when I stumbled across this anthology, I thought I might as well … Continue reading

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Book Quote Challenge ~ Day 1 of 3

I was nominated to do the Quote Challenge by The River of Books Blog. The rules are: Post for three consecutive days  Pick three quotes per day Challenge three different bloggers per day For my first day of the challenge, … Continue reading

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