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This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

WRITING school reports!

READING Fire by Kristin Cashore

WATCHING Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock with the kids (Max is studying it at school)  Wow!  111 more words

Simple Pleasures

Review: Graceling (Graceling #1) by Kristin Cashore

Goodreads Summary:

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. 481 more words


Book Spotlight: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Good Morning!

Today’s book spotlight is on Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I first read this about three or four years ago now, this is the first in a YA trilogy. 466 more words

Book Spotlight

New DIY MFA Article on Isolation as a Literary Theme

In my latest Theme: A Story’s Soul post at DIY MFA, I dive into a literary theme that’s difficult for writers to explore and painful for characters (and people in real life) to experience. 115 more words


Fire by Kristin Cashore

I liked this a little more than Graceling but not by much.

The story was good and the world building was good. I was really intrigued by the whole “monsters” aspect but then confused because there are no “gracelings.” 282 more words

Book Talk

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

This book sat on my book shelf for over 4 years. Why? I have no idea. I forced myself to add it to my readathon list. 340 more words

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

TITLE: Graceling

BY: Kristin Cashore

SERIES: Graceling Realm #1 (can be read as a standalone)

GENRE: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult


“When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster?

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