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Fight Club Part 3: The Hospital

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My hospital stay lasts three days. I regain consciousness somewhere in the middle of the second. Through the slits in the bandages that cover my face I can see the drab furnishings of my curtained-off section of the room. 1,285 more words

Humor

TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Sometimes when writing, you are required to go back to some point in time in your own past to recall a scent, a touch, an emotion, or perhaps a scene, in order to convey an experience your readers can relate to. 150 more words

Writing

10 Books to Shape a Life: Leah Edition

As a reader, English-degree-holder, and aspiring publishing professional, I get asked one question a lot:

“What’s your favorite book?”

Which, frankly, kills me because do you… 1,814 more words

Leah Writes

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Synopsis:

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

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Book Reviews

TTT: Learn After Reading

Books characters are such great people to live vicariously through, so it was pretty easy to come up with ten things I wanted to learn or do after reading books. 578 more words

Books

Day 941: Let Me Tell You about a Man I Knew

Let me first get this over with. I have rarely encountered a book title that seems so inappropriate to the actual book. This title, which seems so similar to the opening of a 60’s Ray Charles song, is for a historical novel about a fictional relationship between an ordinary woman and Vincent Van Gogh. 252 more words

Books

Simple Gifts

Looking over my shelf of books, I found June Sprigg’s gift to me from many years ago.  Her small paperback, Simple Gifts,  details her summer with a group of Shaker women in New Hampshire, and it brought back memories of my visit to the Berkshires.   134 more words

Perception