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Counting Chickens Before They Hatch

For years I’ve been dreaming of the day when we will own a home where I can have a small flock of chickens.  When I say dreaming, I am not joking, I’ve had dreams where upon buying a house, my hubby shows up with a box of chickens just for me.  593 more words

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Book Review: "Afterworlds" by Scott Westerfield

“Afterworlds” by Scott Westerfield (2014)

Genre: YA, Fiction, Paranormal, Contemporary

Page Length: 599 pages (hardcover edition)


Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. 447 more words

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50 great novels about madness

Not so much into March Madness? Well, perhaps you should look at it another way. March is the perfect month for reading books about madness — it is a transitional time, after all, possessed of both lion and lamb. 76 more words


Yann Martel and the Alpha Male

Added my brief review of Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson’s Portrait of a Monster over at Good Reports. It’s the story of Joran van der Sloot, widely regarded as the murderer of Natalee Holloway and now serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores. 178 more words

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Teaser Tuesdays - Intensity

Here I am, just making my way pretty quickly through another Dean Koontz novel. I’d actually probably be done with it if it wasn’t for the day job and my relationships. 235 more words


Fostering the Love of Writing

As a teacher I know that teaching writing can often times be one of the most difficult tasks for teachers.  Today I found a book that I would love to share with students in the early elementary grades (K-2): … 283 more words

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Book Review: "The Fine Art of Deception: Undoing Time" by Alyssa Richards

“The Fine Art of Deception: Undoing Time” by Alyssa Richards (2015)

Genre: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance

Page Length: 269 pages (paperback copy)


Art appraiser Addison Montgomery just wants a normal life. 434 more words

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