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Ruta Sepetys- Out of the Easy
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Ruta Sepetys- Out of the Easy

After reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, I couldn’t wait until her next novel, Out of the Easy, came out. Check out my review of Between Shades of Gray at the end of this post. Josie is the daughter of Louise- a semi-upscale prostitute. In 1940, when Josie […]

New Departures: Write By the Rails Anthology
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New Departures: Write By the Rails Anthology

New Departures is a collection of poetry, fiction, and memoir by members of Write By the Rails, a group of writers affiliated with Prince William County, ManassasPark, & Manassas, Virginia. I’m a member of this group as well but didn’t contribute to this anthology but I should have, because it’s […]

The Liebster Award
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The Liebster Award

Thank you, Sara Letourneau,  http://saraletourneau.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/the-liebster-award/   for nominating me for the Liebster Award! The award is for bloggers with 200 followers or less and allows each nominee to “pay it forward” to other up- and- coming blogs. What do bloggers need to do when they receive a Liebster Award? Accept the […]

Danielle West- All Change Please
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Danielle West- All Change Please

  All Change Please follows Ophelia, Kat, and Elise, Londoners in their late twenties, after the sudden death of their friend Laura. Her death serves as the catalyst that these three women need in order to reevaluate their lives. Ophelia describes life as “A constant and unbiased force that carried […]

What Song (s) Would You Want to be Played at Your Funeral?
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What Song (s) Would You Want to be Played at Your Funeral?

Maybe I’m just super dark and strange but I’ve thought a bit about this question and wonder if anyone else has too? I’ll be 33 on June 12, so maybe that’s why it’s been on my mind… God forbid, if I die anytime soon, I’d want “If I Die Young” […]

A. S. King- Ask the Passengers
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A. S. King- Ask the Passengers

Astrid Jones is good at keeping secrets. Some of those secrets include: Astrid’s best friend Kristina is gay. Kristina’s “boyfriend” Justin is gay. Her father smokes pot. She lies on a picnic table in her backyard and sends love to airline passengers. She has faux conversations with Socrates. But she […]

Shannon Thompson- Minutes Before Sunset
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Shannon Thompson- Minutes Before Sunset

“Minutes Before Sunset,” the first book of the Timely Death Series, flips the “Dark is Evil/ Light is Good” archetype. Seventeen-year-old Shoman (known as Eric to the surrounding humans) is a Shade, a descendant of the dark side, and his eighteenth birthday is fast approaching. But instead of cake, ice […]

Run, don’t walk, to listen to Inside Creative Writing
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Run, don’t walk, to listen to Inside Creative Writing

Unique spin on creative writing tips- def worth a listen! “I am in love with writing. Something about those 26 letters just amaze me.” – Brad Reed http://www.insidecreativewriting.com/tag/brad-reed/

Hanna Rosin- The End of Men and the Rise of Women
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Hanna Rosin- The End of Men and the Rise of Women

“In this bold and inspired dispatch, Rosin upends the common platitudes of contemporary sexual politics with a deeply reported meditation from the unexpected frontiers of our rapidly changing culture.” –Katie Roiphe, author of The Morning After and Uncommon Arrangements Some interesting points from The End of Men and the Rise […]

Wendy Higgins- Sweet Evil & Sweet Peril Book Reviews
Book Reviews

Wendy Higgins- Sweet Evil & Sweet Peril Book Reviews

Anna Whitt is unusual to say the least. For one, she sees people’s emotions in color form, which is an extension of her ability to sense other’s feelings. (Positive emotions are bright, negative emotions are black, envy is green, pride is purple, red is lust…) For two, she’s drawn and […]

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