Fun Reading that Made Me Think


Summer was way too short this year, with the snow handing around into April. And now we’ve got an early fall heralded by lots of chilly rain. But as quick as the summer was, I…

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Why We Should All Read Blood Heir


I’m going out on a limb here. I’m recommending that people buy a book I’ve never read. But it’s more about the principle of the thing, rather than what’s in the book. Amelie Wen Zhao…

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Fun Indie Reads


This summer I’ve been reading a lot of indie fiction. Some people turn their noses up at anything not traditionally published, but I’ve found there are plenty of gems out there for those willing to…

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When Winter Won’t Give Up


Winter didn’t want to give up easily this year. Five inches of snow in April thwarted my outdoor plans. So what to do when winter won’t give up? Read books, of course! Here are the…

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Reading During the Polar Vortex


This winter we endured the joy and delight of the polar vortex, when the temperature plummeted well below zero and made walking to the mailbox into a frigid hike. All that cold made winter sports…

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Bridger: A Dystopian Serial


Bridger: A Dystopian Serial is a science fiction story told in serial form that takes the reader on a cross-world adventure full of danger, lies and romance. After I read the first installment, I was…

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Reading Adventures for 2019


  Reading is a refuge, an escape, a guilty pleasure, a doorway to other worlds, a way to live through others. And reading also helps me become a better writer. Thinking ahead to 2019, I’ve…

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Fun Reads for Fall


Fall’s cooler weather always has me searching for great reads, and I’m thrilled to have stumbled on a few. These are the best I came across. The Way of Kings A few years back, I…

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Branching Out in My Reading

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This summer I branched out from reading the usual fantasy. Along with one fantasy (can’t do without it!), I read two detective novels and a western. Here’s what I thought of them. Shatter Me Shatter…

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Best Fantasy I’ve Read this Year


  What makes a great read? For me, it’s characters I care about who live in a world that draws me in. It doesn’t matter what genre, characters are key. They need to grow and…

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