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Why We Read

I have so many reviews to do. It seems like they keep piling up. I promise to post at least two, maybe three in the next couple of days, depending on what my schedule demands but today, I wanted to post about something a little different. 312 more words


Why We Read: To Change Our Minds

I’d read Pride and Prejudice twice before—once in high school and once in college. It’s a bit heretical to say this, but I disliked it both times. 566 more words

Book Review

Why We Read: The Truth

Have you seen the television program Making of a Murderer? I haven’t, but my co-workers and I were discussing what it means to get “the truth.” The program contains real footage from the interrogation of a man who was arrested for two crimes, decades apart. 430 more words

Book Review

Circling the Sun, Breaking Bad and Making Sense of the Senseless

I’ve read West with the Night twice. The memoir by Beryl Markham – an extraordinary woman born in England and raised in British East Africa in the 1900s – is so good that I would run my fingers over the page to experience the texture of her words and absorb the wisdom of her experience through the tips of my fingers. 962 more words

What's important in a book

“The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.”


Historical Fiction Without the Famous - Part 2

Jenny Quinlan of Historical Editorial and Let Them Read Books was on the panel with me at HNS Denver talking about Historical Fiction Without the Famous. 1,468 more words

Historical Fiction

Why reading is good for your health

Sometimes a book is the only thing that can make the world right again.

As someone who writes, I think it is fair to say that I have a lot of time for books. 

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