Archive for June 2016

Yep, I'm a Rules Girl

Do you think rules are made to be broken? And if you do, what rules do you break? That’s what my blogging community moderator asked of the group this month as part of a writing exercise. “Since rules are made to be broken, write about rules you routinely break or want to break.” And this... Read more »

Book Review: We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley

Book Review: We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley
Sometimes, summer reading is just for fun. You want a beach book that you can read in a weekend and leave behind for the next person taking up residence in the cabana. Something engaging, but not too taxing on the brain. We Could Be Beautiful, by Swan Huntley, is that kind of book. Huntley’s debut... Read more »

Book Review: End of Watch by Stephen King

Book Review: End of Watch by Stephen King
There are authors. Then there are rock star authors. Stephen King, whether or not his work is your cup of tea, commands your respect as a writers whose work has stood the test of time—and whose contemporary efforts are just as engaging as his earlier work. His latest, “End of Watch,” does not disappoint. End... Read more »
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Book Review: All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

Book Review: All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
In the mood to look into someone’s soul only to find it doesn’t really exist? All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage, more than fits the bill — in the form of George Clare, who on the book’s earliest pages finds himself a widow and single father when his wife, Catherine, is brutally murdered.... Read more »

Summer Books for Older Boys

Summer Books for Older Boys
Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of assigning any book a gender preference. And as children move past the tweeny choices into YA and adult lit, I think themes start to become more gender neutral on their own. But sometimes, when you are raising a reluctant reader, it helps to bring home a... Read more »

Book Review: Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock

Book Review: Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock
Did you ever read a story in which a character does something particularly heinous, and while a part of you can justify it, you can’t quite come to terms with it? Meet Oliver Culvert, husband to Alice, father to baby Doe and suddenly overwhelmed with responsibility–he’s working as a tech entrepreneur with a product release... Read more »
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