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Books and Beignets

As I type this blog, I’m sitting in a massage chair receiving the most awesome pedicure and dreaming of beignets. In a short while, I’ll be on a plane headed to New Orleans which, for the rest of the week anyway, will be the Lesfic capital of the world :) 136 more words

Bold Strokes Books

The only magic

“The only magic we have is what we make in ourselves,
the muscles we build up on the inside,
the sense of belief we create from nothing.”

– Dorothy Allison


Writing Quote of the Day (6/4/15)

“I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love.  You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.”

-Dorothy Allison

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

“My heart broke all over again. I wanted my life back, my mama, but I knew I would never have that. The child I had been was gone with the child she had been. 346 more words


American Literature Month: 'Bastard Out of Carolina' by Dorothy Allison ****

I purchased Dorothy Allison’s debut novel on the recommendation of Mercy, who runs one of my favourite BookTube channels.  I adore books set within the Southern states of America, and was so surprised that I hadn’t come across  383 more words

Tell Me a Story

My son is nine years old and in the equivalent of fourth grade, an age when pupils have one main classroom (or “form,” as his school calls it) teacher save for specials such as science, PE, and art. 1,634 more words


like bad whiskey

“And don’t go taking that gospel stuff seriously, It’s nice to clean you out now and then, but it ain’t for real. It’s like bad whiskey. 19 more words