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My Favorite Books of 2018

    Here are my favorite books from 2018. Some are old friends I’ve read over and over. Some were new for me and impressed me with their exciting storyline, deep characters, incredible world building, or writing skill. Some touched my soul and changed me for the better. I hope you will enjoy them too.… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2018

Book Reviews

Book List for April 2018

Sorry this is late! Here are my top books for April 2018.                     All these books are worth reading again, but the top four books are exceptional: The Little White Horse -- Elizabeth Goudge -- Children's, Christian fiction -- An incredible book with so many layers. I… Continue reading Book List for April 2018

Book Reviews, Personal updates

I’m Back!

After three weeks of thinking I was going to die from the plague, I think I'm finally getting better.  Today I got out my laptop and started reconnecting with the world.  It’s amazing how the email, etc. can pile up when one is sick.  I haven’t had the energy to do much except read.  And… Continue reading I’m Back!

Book Reviews, On Writing, Personal updates

My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

As I looked over my Goodreads list for the past year, I realized that I have read a LOT of books (over a hundred... and that’s only the ones I recorded).  I’ve enjoyed many wonderful stories from different genres, though I tend to read mostly Young Adult.  Some books didn’t make it on the Goodreads… Continue reading My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

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On Tragedy

Warning! Spoilers ahead! Along with a great number of other people, I’ve been sucked into the TV drama, Downton Abbey. I cried when Sybil died in childbirth. But when Matthew died, I was so mad I wanted to throw my shoes at the TV. I couldn’t believe it! He and Mary were so happy. They’d… Continue reading On Tragedy

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I See You

I just finished reading Nobody, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Wow. I couldn't put it down. Not only was it an interesting story with strong characters and a good ending, but it was a fascinating look at the human psyche, and how we form our identities as human beings. Do we really look at each other,… Continue reading I See You