Book Reviews, News, Personal updates

My Favorite Books for 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to reveal my favorite books for the year. Please note that I post all the books I like on Goodreads (not all the books I read, just the ones I like) so if you want a more complete list, check my page there or the link above. These are… Continue reading My Favorite Books for 2017

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Book Reviews, News, Personal updates

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

Book Reviews

Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

Book Review:  Twilight, by Kristen Heitzmann: Laurie Prelane returns to her hometown with her two small children, hoping to escape a dangerous situation and a husband who has lost his way.  There she is forced to confront personal issues that she never resolved as a child and teenager, including her old sweetheart, Cal.  Danger follows… Continue reading Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

Book Reviews

Twilight/Life and Death

Book Review:  Twilight/Life and Death, by Stephenie Meyer: I was curious to see how Stephenie Meyer was going to pull off a gender switch up for Twilight, so I bought Twilight/Life and Death (the tenth anniversary edition) and started reading. First you have to understand that I am a die-hard Twilight fan. I've read the… Continue reading Twilight/Life and Death

Personal updates

Graphic Novels

As a child I enjoyed comic books as well as regular novels.  One day while at Girl Scout Brownies, while all the other kids were doing a craft, I found a comic book on a shelf, and soon I was lost in the story of Elfquest.  When Brownies was over, I still hadn't done the… Continue reading Graphic Novels

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True Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Some legends say that the original Valentine was a third century priest who lived in Rome, who was imprisoned and eventually killed when he refused to stop performing marriages (Emperor Claudius II had outlawed marriage for young men who were soldiers). Still others say that Valentine fell in love with a girl… Continue reading True Love

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On Vampires

Vampires have lurked in our worst nightmares since time began.  The early vampires were all evil, skulking through the darkest night, dooming those who were bitten.  In 1897 Bram Stoker created Dracula, who has to stay in his coffin all day and terrorizes the world by night.  But imaginitive story-tellers didn’t leave it there.  They… Continue reading On Vampires