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The Best Books of 2019

2019 was a wonderful year for reading. I discovered so many good books by new authors, along with old favorites I had to reread. It was hard to choose only a few for my Best Books list, but here they are. For my full reading list for 2019, see my Goodreads page. I hope you'll… Continue reading The Best Books of 2019

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 32.5 — Eli’s Second Wish

Ch. 32.5 --  Eli gasped. How had the old man known about his three wishes? His heart sank. Eli only had two wishes left. If he used one today, he’d only have one left. On the other hand, he couldn’t bear the thought of the man being torn apart and devoured by savage beasts. Eli… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 32.5 — Eli’s Second Wish

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Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 23.2 — Life with a Dragon

23.2 -- Fritter soon discovered that Janine was worth three times her salary. She kept the caves neat and swept up. She cooked such delicious meals that soon Fritter had to let out his belt a notch. She organized the treasury, supply room, and the blacksmith shop. The books were all dusted and shelved in… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 23.2 — Life with a Dragon

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Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 20.2 — Janine gets a Surprise

Ch. 20.2 -- Sitting on the stream bank, almost concealed by the leafy shrubs, was a man. He stood up and came forward. The man had green eyes, a hooked nose, a brown beard trimmed very short, and chestnut hair that fell to just above his collar. He wore a simple shirt, and his pant… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 20.2 — Janine gets a Surprise

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Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 18.2 to 18.3 — Janine Uses her Wits to Escape Being Eaten

Ch. 18.2 Hatching Day -- “Get out of my nest,” said the Jubjub bird. “Now you’ve got human stink all over my eggs. It’s bad enough that humans throw rocks and shoot arrows at us all the time, but now you’re creeping around at night and sleeping in our nests too.” She flapped her enormous… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 18.2 to 18.3 — Janine Uses her Wits to Escape Being Eaten

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Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 16.1 to 16.4 — Janine Meets The Gingerbread Witch

Ch. 16.1 The Gingerbread House -- After days of trudging through the trees, Janine was relieved to come upon a clearing in the woods. A couple of goats grazed on the emerald grass that spread out before a cute little cottage. Chickens cackled as they pecked in the dirt and among the flowers under the… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 16.1 to 16.4 — Janine Meets The Gingerbread Witch

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Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 14.1 to 14.3 — Strawberry Jam and a Story

Ch 14.1 Strawberry Jam -- Janine knew enough to stay off the main roads, avoid people, and go towards the mountains in the distance – when she could see them. She spent most of her time struggling through the thick, dark woods. She had no idea where she was, or even if she was going… Continue reading Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 14.1 to 14.3 — Strawberry Jam and a Story

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Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 13.1 — Meanwhile, Back at the Castle

Ch. 13.1 -- Ezra looked down from his window and watched his brothers sword fighting in the practice yard. He sighed. His brothers were all strong, brave, and valiant -- experts with the sword and all other weapons of war. He, on the other hand, was not even allowed near a butter knife. It was… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 13.1 — Meanwhile, Back at the Castle

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Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 12.5 — Felix Helps Out

Ch. 12.5 -- Janine looked up at Old Bob’s kind face. “I need a few things from the castle. Will you keep Freddie here until I come for him?” “You can’t go back up there. It’s too dangerous.” Janine shook her head. “No one will see me. I’ll take the servants’ staircases. Everyone is at… Continue reading Jay B.R. Wokky Ch. 12.5 — Felix Helps Out