Category Archives: About Books

Reading a Series: Something I just Can’t Seem to Do

For a while I’ve been in a mood where I’ll read what ever fits my fancy, which sounds normal enough, but now I look at the books I’ve read and I discovered I have a knack for starting a series … Continue reading

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How to Read a Mystery Novel

There is a big difference between solving a mystery and solving a mystery novel. The mystery novel is specifically designed to lead you in the wrong direction until the very end where you kick yourself for not being able to … Continue reading

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Recap of 2016

Let me begin by expressing my sincerest apology; I’ve let my blogging slip over the past several months. Life became busy, as it always seems to have a way of doing, and I began full-time student teaching as well as … Continue reading

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Our Freedom to Read: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! I was thinking about what I wanted to blog about today and thought, since it’s a holiday (here in the U. S. A. anyway) I should blog about something that has to do with the … Continue reading

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The Revisiting List – Books 26-27: Nicholas Saint North and Howl’s Moving Castle

Everyone has a book or two they read over and over again. I’ve known some people who read all the previous books in a series in anticipation of the newest book and others who have created a personal tradition where … Continue reading

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To Those People Searching for the Elusive Genius Hiding in the Corner

How many of you have tried to create something, worked until your brain was bleeding from the effort of doing your best, and finished it feeling like there was something missing, like some piece of inspiration had forgotten to show … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Character and Get Away With It

It may sound wrong but when we’re reading a book where characters die, i.e. most fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult books, we need to ask ourselves – was their death effective? Let me explain before I go any further. Think … Continue reading

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