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Book Review - Her Name Is James by CJ Heath


When James Farrow’s father decided he wouldn’t have his 15 year old son under his roof any more, the boy was taken into care. Now James is 18 and is no longer the responsibility of Social Services. 722 more words


Social Media and Me


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not one to easily warm to technology in any form, and as an adult person in the 60s and 70s — when privacy not only still existed, but was held in high regard, I learned to eye social media with suspicion and mistrust.   437 more words

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That Last Summer Giveaway

Last week, That Last Summer by Susan M. Toy was given the Five Star Treatment, and rightfully so. This novella is a beautifully written coming of age story. 134 more words


Max's Passage: Welcome to the Adventure

I have had a a few people ask where they can find copies of the book, so I have decided to post the first excerpt today and to give you the link to buy the book if you would like to. 448 more words

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Max's Passage: Here at Last!

Well, eventually, after a very long time, this novel has been published. It is a strange experience to hold in your hand a copy of something that you’ve worked on for so long and to realise that it is a reality. 48 more words

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AWRW Book Review: Layla, by Celine Keating #WomensFiction

Layla is the story of a young woman whose journey forward is through the past.

In the 1960s, Layla’s parents were protesting the Vietnam War. Students were burning draft cards. 724 more words

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Befuddled Nobility: Plague Land

Review: Plague Land, by S. D. Sykes

Pegasus, 2015. 336 pages. $26

Imagine a family in which a selectively deaf mother floats in and out of lucidity; the daughter never smiles and spends all her time listening at keyholes; and the younger son, the man of the house at age eighteen, isn’t up to the job. 597 more words

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