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Read and to be Read: Books on Writing

I love books on writing so much, you might as well say I collect them like I do typewriters and bottle caps. It’s tempting to say I have too many, but really, is there any such thing as too many books? 400 more words


Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes

Tamar Yellin is an excellent short story writer who was Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. “Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes” references the ten lost tribes of Israel: Reuben; Simeon; Dan; Naphtali; Gad; Asher; Issachar; Zebulun; Ephraim; and Manasseh. 389 more words

Book Review


Here are a variety of biographies to choose from, including  a 19th century courtesan who built an empire, a stray dog who kept pace with an ultramarathon runner for 77 miles through the Gobi desert,  a man who cycled from India to Europe for love, and lots more. Enjoy!

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Reading Suggestions

Five ways to get good books

Some people think that “I do want to read books, just that I don’t know what would be a good book to start with.” For those who have the same problem, I have the following five suggestions for you, let’s see if they are suitable for you to get some good books. 360 more words

What Are You Reading? #1

I feel like this may be one of the more cliche things that I indulge in on this blog – but, hey, what’s the point in having a writing blog unless you talk about what you’re reading? 260 more words


Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A nonlinear narrative composed of straightforward, at times lyrical, writing, The Underground Railroad tells the story of Cora, a slave girl whose escape of the plantation leads to conflict and loss and love and meditations on what it means to be free. 222 more words