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Coming of Age

June was a very active month for me for various reasons. As previously mentioned, it was the anniversary of my breakdown. The catalyst that changed my life. 827 more words

Emotional Stuff


THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST by Anna Jean Mayhew, (c) 2011. This story takes place in August of 1954 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  13 year old Jubie Watt’s, her 3 siblings and Mary the colored maid leaves with her family on vacation to Florida and Jubie’s mom is driving. 33 more words

Family Drama

The Hamiltons (2006)

This is a difficult one for me. A lot of people really seem to like The Hamiltons. Personally, I think it is seriously overrated. 356 more words

Indies, Arthouse, And International

Roller Girl!

One of my favorite graphic novels as of late is “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson. It is colorful, fun, spunky, and a great coming of age story. 103 more words

Kids Books



Every summer they were the first to arrive. Even the shop owners had not yet come up from Boston; the whole village was shuttered to the warming wind. 1,958 more words

Meditations And Poetry

ONE WEEK IN DECEMBER by Holly Chamberlin

ONE WEEK IN DECEMBER by Holly Chamberlin, (c) 2009. I went to my favorite book sale last weekend and I bought a dozen trade paperbacks, plus about 10 regular ones. 111 more words

CALEB'S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks

CALEB’S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks, (c) 2012. I admit I am drawn to read stories that take place in colonial America. I am a descendant of more colonial families than I have researched. 214 more words

Historical Novel