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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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Why We Read

There are perhaps no days of our childhood so fully lived as those we spent with a favourite book.

-:-Marcel Proust-:-

The theme for this month at The Book Wars is providing reading recommendations to reluctant readers and while I was thinking about the books I want to recommend, I couldn’t stop thinking about the word “reluctant”.

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Why do we read?

‘The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already’.

– George Orwell, 1984, (1949)

We read to know. We read to connect. 664 more words