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Summer Book Roundup

I am trying to get better about reading year round – but life is hard. I find myself reading most during the summer for a few reasons, one – when it’s nice outside I enjoy taking advantage of it aka heading to the beach or the pool. 507 more words


Be a Communitarian

Yes, I am still here and still thinking about things that matter. I have been reading THE LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch. This book is by a Carnegie Mellon professor who knew he was dying of cancer when he gave his “last lecture”. 102 more words


Reader's Block

As a writer, I’m all-too familiar with Writer’s Block. That sudden, insurmountable inability to produce any sort of written content. It doesn’t matter the genre, length, or plot—without warning, I hit a massive wall and just stare blankly at my computer with my fingers hovering over the keys. 402 more words


A new novel inspired by CIA documents

Lara Prescott’s fictional debut opens dramatically with Soviet secret police arresting the mistress of Boris Pasternak. An interrogator demands Olga Ivinskaya reveal information about the great Russian author’s novel-in-progress, but Olga doesn’t respond with what he wants to hear, that the story criticizes the Socialist State. 670 more words

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Stepping out of the Comfort Zone

This post was written by my good friend MaryJo. We have become dear friends as a result of an obscure book we both have read. The book was entitled, … 514 more words


Reading Is A Two Way Street

One of the things that has always fascinated me is how different a book can seem from one reading to the next. There are some books that I was convinced were absolutely brilliant the first time I read them, yet not all of them have stood the test of time. 706 more words