Book Review: Estelle by H.P. Oliver

When I pick up a book, I love to be transported to another place, and sometimes, this can mean another time. It takes real talent and copious research to paint a landscape that recreates the sound, imagery, and spirit of a time most readers will have never visited during their lifetime. Add interesting characters and weave into it some intrigue, and I’m hooked. One...

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Book Review: Sideways Rain by Cameron Lincoln

Reading is one of my favorite things when I set aside some time to do it – not always an easy task. But I am making a renewed effort to give that time of rejuvenation and imagination back to myself as an end-of-year gift. In turn, I am giving back to other readers and fellow writers by sharing here on my blog any books I read that I consider 4-star and 5-star caliber and...

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Book Review: Queen Bee by Elizabeth Weigandt

This year has not been a year of dedicated reading time as I had set out to build into my daily routine. But with a quarter still left in the year, I am determined to fill my head and heart with some rich storytelling from some of my favorite writers who I have met over the last few years here in the blogosphere and social media universe. One such person is Elizabeth...

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Are You Hungry…for Knowledge?

Never have I turned down a healthy portion of knowledge, a tasty morsel of information to feed my stimuli-weary yet always-craving brain. I am thrilled to see a growing number of self-proclaimed geeks and science junkies. People are traveling cross country this month to camp out and watch a solar eclipse, for Pete’s sake…in sweltering August!! Now those are...

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Getting 100 about Words and Their Power

This won’t be one of my War and Peace epic blogs but from time to time, I’m going to introduce some topics that I hope will lead to discussion and interaction. Somewhere along the way, expressions like ‘being 100,’ ‘keeping it 100′ or ‘speaking 100′ popped into the vernacular. Their meaning (if you don’t have your...

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Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Have you figured out how you operate best? That’s the subject of my blog today – finding it and doing everything in your power to tailor the way you work to suit those preferences. Sometimes, we try to work against our general nature and it’s silly. Why not listen to our minds and senses and let them guide us to how we work best and heck, even what we...

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