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Book suggestions: A reading list to keep you sane for 6 months

Books, glorious books! One of the best things about adventure is the gift of time. Hours spent turning pedals on deserted trails means hours dedicated to listening to audiobooks, and long evenings in the tent means time to curl up with my Kindle. 1,371 more words

Cycling The Andes

the korean experience

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So far, two of my favorite reads this year are Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko and Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is Also a Star… 86 more words


the heart

The movie “Heal the Living” has just been released. It is based on Maylis De Kerangel’s extraordinary French best-selling medical novel “the heart”. It explores the emotions of a heart transplant from the perspective of all participants: parents; surgeons; interns; nurses; recipient and family; deceased girlfriend; and the French bureaucracy. 557 more words

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Michael Morpurgo's War Horse (1982)

Joey is just a lovely, somewhat high-strung bay horse, living on a small Devon farm, with his beloved teenaged owner Alfred when World War I breaks out. 704 more words

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Learning the Craft

One of the things that separates the author from a writer or a story teller is the craft. Craft inovlves the way you put together a story so that it works together, paces well, and generally flows well. 211 more words

My Writing

Oddly-Specific Genres: It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

There’s a mystery sub-genre for all occasions and tastes. Literally. You want to read a mystery with food in it? There’s an entire sub-genre devoted to it. 1,165 more words

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Imagi e Me G ne

“Imagine Me Gone” is a novel that invites discussion about families, mental illness, suicide, caregivers, and medication. Like bookends, it has a strong beginning, and a stronger ending, that sandwiches story line relationships of a family that has survived the suicide of their husband and father, John. 274 more words

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