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National Novel Writing Month: Day One

Today, the first day of November, is important for several reasons (to this blogger: two reasons in particular): yesterday was Halloween (which means: THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE) and today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month. What is National Novel Writing Month (or: NaNoWriMo, for short)? You, as a participant, write 2000+ words…… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month: Day One

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The Sun is Also a Star

“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” ~~ Nicola…… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star

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Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

We all have that one book.  That book that took us from one thing and changed us into something else.   That book that took the broken pieces and put them right.  Sometimes it is directly the story inside the book.  Sometimes it is just the first book you picked up after something terrible. I searched…… Continue reading Strength and Inspiration (The Meditations)

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Everything You Need to Know About Lemony Snicket & “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

A Series of Unfortunate Events has been in the limelight in recent days due to its premier on Netflix.  Oddly enough, the episode number is 8 instead of 13… which, we fans of the book series found a tad disappointing. If you know nothing about Lemony Snicket or A Series of Unfortunate Events this is the…… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Lemony Snicket & “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

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Been Re-Watching”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (the original) is one of my favorite crime dramas/murder mysteries.  There is just so much to it – a decades-old crime that ends up being much, much more.  I bought the boxed book set when a very excited bookstore employee came running up to tell me that there had been…… Continue reading Been Re-Watching”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

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Queen of Hearts – A Spoiler-Free Review

I, personally, am not a big fan of fantasy retellings since it is very hard to do them well. So, I was a little trepidatious to begin reading this book. I was pleasantly surprised and definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys a villain origin story! The biggest praise I have for this book is how…… Continue reading Queen of Hearts – A Spoiler-Free Review

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My Christmas Reading List

Despite the fact that as soon as Christmas is over, I am going to be wholeheartedly focussed on revamping my blog (tying it in with my tumblr, instagram, pinterest, youtube – as well as giving it a new look)… no Christmas is complete without at least a little bit of reading *wink, wink.* I know,…… Continue reading My Christmas Reading List