Category Archives: Books

Goodreads and a Book Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Dear Vi, I joined Goodreads. I mean to use it as a way of keeping track of the books I’ve read. I’m so terrible at remembering titles and authors … maybe this will help. Or maybe it will just be … Continue reading

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“At that time of night, the only traffic consisted of trucks filled with bodies and detainees, and police cars that roamed the streets like lost wolves howling in the darkness of the curfew.”

That sentence was written by Isabel Allende, and can be found at the bottom of page 442 in her 1985 novel, The House of the Spirits. I honestly think this may be one of the most perfect sentences ever written. … Continue reading

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90,423 words later

I have finished the rough draft of my first novel. It’s gone past the critical eye of two critique partners, so it isn’t as rough as it would have been. In fact, some parts aren’t too bad at all. I … Continue reading

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This post is about books (because I can’t think of a better title)

I went to the library last week and came home with four books. Only four? Well…I still had four on my desk that I hadn’t read yet. And they’re going to be due soon, so I thought I’d better limit … Continue reading

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Thankful for Rick Rack: The Simple Woman’s Day Book, January Edition

Today I am taking part in The Simple Woman’s Daybook. I haven’t done it for awhile. Today seems like a good day for it. Check out the link to see what other simple women are up to today. And if … Continue reading

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A sweet little bookmark

A tiny little embroidery project to finish the day 🙂 From the Little Stitches book of embroidery designs by Aneela Hoey So sweet! ….and now you also know what I am reading! What are you reading this week and what … Continue reading

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