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Desert God

I am reviewing the adventure novel Desert God by Wilbur Smith which is a very good novel that I bought from a local bookstore. This book is currently doing well in the UK Bestseller Hardback Book Chart. 188 more words


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For those of you that don’t know, I’m exhausted! The amount of times I have fallen asleep reading Harry Potter makes me sad. I am happy to finally be finished with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince though – even if it did take forever! 494 more words

Books That Became Movies

nerdy girl reads: the invention of wings

I’ll confess: I didn’t want to read Sue Monk Kidd’s latest, The Invention of Wings. It was a book club pick and I put off reading it as long as possible until our meeting this week forced me to crack it open (the long library hold list helped me on this…guess I should have trusted its popularity). 676 more words


Gleanings: You Become What You Read, Techniques of the Selling Writer

“Read all sorts of things, especially in your preferred genre…Read everything that’s good. Start with Pulitzer Prize winners and National Book Award winners, the Booker Prize and Whitbread winners…” ~ Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, … 521 more words

Writing Life

Monday Musings

On a whim, I’ve decided to write up a post (the meme Monday Musings) to talk about what we’re reading and what we’ve done lately. This week we’re busy with midterms but we’re going to try our best to post and to get as much reading done as possible! 166 more words


Self-Publishing Not For The Literary Author

From ‘Publishing…and Other Forms of Insanity‘ – “As usual, romance dominated Smashword’s self-published bestseller list for 2014. Of the top 25 (US) bestselling novels, 16 were romance, four were historical fiction which appears to be making a comeback, and six were young adult which did well everywhere last year. 38 more words

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Six Degrees of Separation: Bestsellers

Who doesn’t love a good game of six degrees of separation? In this version of the game, which I’m hoping will be a new monthly feature here, I connect two otherwise unconnected books using only titles. 142 more words