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October 10, 2020

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

If you are looking for a young adult "own voice" story about immigration, then you should read Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz.

Truthtelling by Lynne Sharon Schwartz ~ a review

by MK French

Truthtelling is a short story collection featuring New Yorkers “whose long-established routines are thwarted by a swerve of fate or a mishap or a time warp.” 

October 9, 2020

4 Books About Strong Women

by Susan Roberts

I enjoy reading books with a strong woman as the lead character.  I have reviews of three fiction books and one nonfiction book that all show how strong women really are.

October 8, 2020

Soulless Series by Kathryn Horsley ~ a Review

by MK French

What could be better for Halloween reading than a book about vampires? Binge-reading the first 3 books in a 5 book series. If you are looking for something to get you in the Halloween mood, then pick up the Soulless series.

October 7, 2020

The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"People considered him homeless because he didn't have an address of his own, but Harvey James would've been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion on State Route 460.  To have a home, you'd have to feel as though you belonged.  The edge of the highway was the closest he'd ever been." (p 7)

October 6, 2020

The Christmas Table by Donna VanLiere ~ a Review

by MK French

May 1972
Thirty-five-year-old John Creighton pulls a slab of black walnut wood from the back of his pickup truck and carries it into the small workshop behind his home. He retrieves two more slabs, setting each one down on the worktable, sizing them up and his task at hand. What possible made him think that he could build a kitchen table by October when the only other things he has made to this point are mirror and picture frames? (p. 1)

October 5, 2020

From Pantser to Plotter: The Evolution of Writing by guest Brenda Whiteside

Are you a pantser or plotter? If you write, whether you’re published or dreaming of the day, the question is one always asked by one writer to another. Readers not familiar with the terms ask me the same question in roundabout ways. “How do you know where to start writing on a story?” “Do you know how your book will end when you begin?” “How can you write so many pages?”

5 Books Perfect for Halloween Reading

by MK French

Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires. It's that time of year for all things spooky. Halloween might look a bit different this year, but you can still fill your weeks with scary reads. Here are 5 fright-filled reads to put you in the Halloween mood.

October 4, 2020

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"We heard the emergency broadcast system.'  Ruth thought this explained a great deal.  'Not a test.  Do you understand.  That's the only way I've ever heard it so I didn't even notice it as first.  Then I kept listening and I heard it again, again, again.  'This is the emergency broadcast system."  (p 43)