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Best Books of 2016

"Did you have a good year?" some people ask. Their judgment of 2016 might be dependent on how much money they made, or if everyone they knew lived, if they became famous, or even who won the election. However, money comes and goes, people around us are born and die, and every few years the leadership of the government changes. There are always… Continue reading Best Books of 2016

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Book Reviews

Gregor the Overlander

Book Review:  Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins: I enjoyed the Hunger Games series, and when I checked to see what else Suzanne Collins had written, I found this series. Eleven-year-old Gregor lives in New York City and spends his free time babysitting his little sister and trying not to think about his missing father.… Continue reading Gregor the Overlander

Book Reviews, News, On Writing

My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Some people celebrate the new year with parties, good food, and dancing.  That's fun, but I also like to look back at all the books I've read during the past year.  Whoa, did I really read that many? (Sorry, I only posted reviews on the ones I enjoyed most.)  2014 has been a very good… Continue reading My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Book Reviews

A Hat Full of Sky

Book Review -- A Hat Full of Sky, by Terry Pratchett This book continues where The Wee Free Men left off. Tiffany Aching leaves home in order to study to be a witch, and ends up apprenticed to Miss Level, a woman with two bodies. Tiffany didn’t expect to be doing chores or caring for… Continue reading A Hat Full of Sky

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The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets

In this third installment of Enola Holmes Mysteries, Dr. John Watson is missing!  His wife is receiving bizarre bouquets from an unknown person, and Sherlock Holmes has no leads.  But Sherlock's young sister, Enola, realizes that the flowers symbolize death, and it’s up to her to follow the clues and find Dr. Watson, all the… Continue reading The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets