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The 20th Christmas by Andrea Rodgers

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. 392 more words


Setting Goals - Go big or go home?

Good evening to all my ninjas out there.

Tonight we will talk about setting goals. I know it is a little early for New Year’s resolutions but since creative projects don’t typically follow a set time frame, reevaluating your goals can be a healthy practice. 432 more words


Night Runner

Tim Bowler’s latest book, Night Runner, is absolutely normal, by which I mean it’s got none of the supernatural that he is so well known for. 201 more words


Tomie DePaola at the Concord Free Public Library

This year, the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture brought beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, whose career in children’s book spans fifty years, to the Concord Free Public Library on Saturday. 409 more words


What Are You Reading? (117) #IMWAYR – October 19, 2014

If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IMWAYR when sharing your link!

This week, I posted:

-New Releases: October 14, 2014… 573 more words

Book Review

Magic and World Building with Author Edith Cohn and Editor Susan Dobinick

by Kristi Olson

Magic and world building was the focus of the October Professional Series lecture bringing us a magical author and editor team. Edith Cohn is the author of SPIRIT’s KEY, a middle grade mystery about a girl and her ghost dog. 428 more words

Sic Transit Gloria Ender: A Review of Orson Scott Card's Children of the Mind (by Bethany)

I read most of Orson Scott Card’s Ender books in the spring of 2013, which was a slow period in my blogging life. I wanted to hit a reading goal that I had set for myself (I didn’t make it), so when I finished a book I didn’t slow down to write about it but just went on to the next one. 1,217 more words

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