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Book Review: Away by Amy Bloom (3/5)

The page-a-day book themed calendar I had in 2013 has struck again! This calendar filled my Goodreads shelves when I fist started using the software and there are many on there to this day that I have yet to read. 1,067 more words


The American Frontier

Years ago I gave myself permission to stop reading books that couldn’t hold my interest. Nonetheless, I still struggle with the idea that once I start something I should finish it. 237 more words


WWW Wednesday, 8-February-2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. 511 more words


A New Month and New Things

This week has been very productive in some ways but not so much in others. I have sadly had to put Cthulhu Cat Cult on the back burner for the week as I have been trying to get used to my new timetable. 742 more words


Writing 101

Here’s an interesting combination: Any Bloom is both a novelist and a psychotherapist. Better yet, she thinks the two disciplines are related.

I confess I haven’t read any of her books, but my contemplation of the quote I am about to give you does tempt me to take some of my Christmas money and download a kindle version of A… 415 more words


I had a surprisingly good time at Mysterium: The Mystery Novel Conference

I’m not a mystery writer. I registered for Mysterium: The Mystery Novel Conference held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, because two of my friends had planned to go—one who’s written a mystery novel and another who’s planning to work on one—and I wanted to spend time with them because I don’t see them very often. 251 more words


Positive Body Image

I was inspired to do this post by Shay-Lon who has an amazing blog and YouTube channel. She recently talked about how people are obsessed with looking a certain way depending on what the media tells you is ‘in’ at the time. 103 more words