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Happy Book Birthday to...Richelle Mead & Dannika Dark

It’s New Release Tuesday with two book birthdays that I have been counting down until their release date. Silver Shadows is the fifth book in… 72 more words

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Emma and the Williams farm at Bloomfield, 11 of 12

It may seem strange to include the history of the farm’s water sources in a series such is this, but I know from the two years I spent on a ‘property’ (farm) on the Darling Downs of Australia that there is nothing so crucial to life as water. 457 more words

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Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Often, I avoid writing book reviews on books that are already saturating the blogs, best seller lists and “must read” lists, as I rarely think I’ll have anything new to add to the litany of literary conversations, as these books tend to be deconstructed to the point of destruction. 434 more words

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Emma and the Williams farm at Bloomfield, 10 of 12

By 1875 John Williams decided that the time had come for a new and ample barn. Plans for the structure 60 ft. by 105 ft., and a full 60 ft. 475 more words

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Book Update

I feel like this has been long coming. Recently things have been crazy. I’ve been posting tons of Life posts, but  my writing posts have been sorely lacking. 876 more words


Ode to Audiobooks

If you check in and read my posts these days, you might notice I have been reviewing a lot of audiobooks. Solely audiobooks, as a matter of fact. 166 more words

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Likeable and unlikeable characters

Recently, I picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Then I put it back down again. Sharpish. The reasons I’d put it down were that I did not like, empathise with, or understand either character, and that I was irritated at how clever the book was trying to be. 1,330 more words