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Fiction and The Versatile Hobby Part I: Characterization and Theme Exploration

Sufficiently realistic characters are part of fiction’s great juggling act—its need to appear plausible enough for readers to suspend their disbelief and engage with the story and its emotional truths. 1,282 more words


First Lines Fridays: September 8th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 523 more words


September 6: Happy Birthday Naomie Harris and Anika Noni Rose

Naomie Harris, who celebrates her 41st, was born in London; her mother was from Jamaica and her father from Trinidad.  She began acting in British television as a child and continued to do so into the 1990s.  959 more words

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Quote of the day

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.  – Alice Sebold who celebrates her 54th birthday today.


September 6 in history

394  Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosiu Idefeated and killed the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast. 604 more words


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - A Book Review: ★★★★

Mild spoilers

The Lovely Bones is written from the perspective of Susie Salmon, a preteen excited to start her new high school life as the cool and collected ‘Suzanne’. 814 more words


052: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Rating: ★★★★☆

Blurb: My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. 307 more words

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