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10 01, 2018

Best Books of 2017: Recapping a Fantastic Year of Reading

By | 2018-01-10T23:41:45+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 was a great year of reading! I set my Goodreads Challenge goal to 52 books, but managed to read 71 books in total. And I loved every minute of it! It is always so hard to choose my favorites because I almost always find something wonderful, or at least redeeming, in every book I finish. But there were some stand outs. So without further adieu, here are my Top 21 Books. Perhaps you loved [...]

19 09, 2017

The Diary of Anne Frank: The Book That Influenced My Reading, Writing, and Life as a Young Girl

By | 2017-09-14T01:27:08+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The books we first pick up and read can have a profound effect on us -- as readers, writers, and people. For me that book is The Diary of Anne Frank. I always loved to read. Years before I picked up this particular book, I was a voracious reader with an appetite that was hearty. I loved books. The feel of them, their smell, and their promise to introduce you to new people and places. [...]

14 09, 2017

A Look Back: My Favorite Books of 2016

By | 2017-09-14T01:25:50+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Book Reviews, Reading, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 was a banner year of reading in my world! I read many debut novels, discovered writers that were new to me, and revisited writers from my past that I knew I loved. I wound up reading and reviewing 84 books total!  People started asking me for my favorites of the year or which ones stood out. And there were so many good ones last year that it's hard to choose! But alas, I went [...]