Tag Archives: Books

Book Review – The Magic Mala

Here is the dilemma, a great message wrapped in less than average writing. This is the case with the latest book I’ve finished: The Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives by Bob Olson. I thought the writing and dialogue … Continue reading

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Book Review #3

Book 1:  When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz Book 2: Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong I put these two together because they are both poetry books. They have nothing in common except I would … Continue reading

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There Is No Balance In My Reading

I previously wrote a post about how my reading choices were made unconsciously, or by popular opinion.  This year I made the choice to read more People of Color. That has been successful. However, for many years I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Book Reviews #3

Title: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate Genre: Children’s Fiction Sometimes I read children’s books. This one was suggested and recommended by one of my Professors. It was simplistic in its story but still carried that message (that’s … Continue reading

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The Conscious Reader: What I Reached For This Year

  Over my reading career, I’ve noticed that I don’t read many books by People of Color (POC). I don’t consciously omit them from my reading list. However, I do not consciously make an effort to seek them out either. I … Continue reading

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An Adult Look Back on Children’s Books and Why I Resonated With Them…Really.

One of my favorites was The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. It just celebrated its 75th Of course I didn’t read it when it first hit the market in 1942, I enjoyed it during its 30th Anniversary. I no longer … Continue reading

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Book Reviews #2

Title: There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce (1945) Author: Thomas Joseph Sugrue Genre: Biography I have been a fan of Edgar Cayce for many years.  I read a biography entitled Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet (2000) by … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Books Read Jan – Jun 2017

My reading was all over the place this year. I read current and I read classic. I had no theme, genre or author binge (I usually do). These are some of the books I read in the first half of … Continue reading

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The Writers Guides to !!!!

The Writers Digest Conference had a booksellers table. I got several books on the craft including Steven James’ very useful text, Troubleshooting Your Novel and his other book Story Trumps Structure. I also purchased Windy Lynn Harris’ book Writing & Selling … Continue reading

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MFA Report #1 – How Goes it.

I decided to document my journey through the MFA program, because I found a lack of actual real-time blogs/posts about it. People often talk about what they’ve learned or how they liked their experience, but I don’t recall seeing anything … Continue reading

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