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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

This book received a lot of raves from critics in 2015, and I can see why. It took me a bit to get through, which I blame on the many distractions of December and being sick for half the month. 531 more words

New To Me Author

the next writer in the series: february 1, 2016

I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

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How We Spend Our Days

Launching into the Unknown

So, yes, I am now a published author. I officially launched on January 12th, though my novel, The 8th Circle, was available in December. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of publishing. 456 more words


The Edible Woman (Atwood's 1st Novel, publ. 1969)

Trippy feminist fable. Women consumed by engagement, pregnancy and motherhood.

The Squint Test and Tolerating the Imperfect

Sharing some pre-Christmas thoughts in this reprise from 2009…


Through the years my husband has wound umpteen dozen strings of lights around our Christmas trees … and unwound them … and rewound them. 401 more words


Open Arms, Marina Endicott

I need to start this by saying that it is downright weird not to be reading a million books this month. Pacing myself and taking it easy are not things I associate with Bookstravaganza. 203 more words


Novels are tricksy bastards

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing. Probably because I just finished Yann Martel’s 101 Letters to a Prime Minister (with apologies to the friend who gave it to me a couple of years ago for my birthday, I needed to be in the right frame of mind). 1,081 more words