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Spring Reading: Kate Quinn’s “The Rose Code”

I read Kate Quinn‘s World War II era historical novel, The Rose Code, in a fevered (possibly actually fevered, as I’d just received my second Covid vaccination) rush, over the course of two nights while my kids were on Spring … Continue reading

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Books & Candy: A Thursday Shout-Out

This is a Thursday shout-out to books and candy — one of the best combos around. First, The Once and Future Witches, by Alix E. Harrow. I honestly don’t know that I’ve read a thing like it. It’s a wild, … Continue reading

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I swear this is not a book blog: and, What I’m Reading Now: Rene Denfeld’s “The Child Finder”

Pandemic win: more books. Another recommendation from a friend … although I probably shouldn’t have read this one at night. Which speaks to the power of Rene Denfeld’s harrowing and atmospheric novel. The Child Finder is fast-paced, tightly-plotted, and touching … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Now: Helene Wecker’s “The Golem and the Jinni”

Book recommendations from friends have been one of the wins of this pandemic year. I always tend to read very different sort of books from the ones usually on my list when it’s a friend handing it over. The Golem … Continue reading

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Katherine May’s “Wintering”: What I’m Reading Now

I finally finished Katherine May‘s Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. I say “finally,” because while I normally read fast, I savored this book. Saved it for bedtime each night, snuggled up under our three fleece … Continue reading

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History, travel, books, author life & more: Interview with Paper Lantern Writers

Hi, folks! I’m thrilled to be featured today on the blog at Paper Lantern Writers! Paper Lantern Writers are “a collective of Historical Fiction Writers, both published and unpublished,” whose “goal is to tell a cracking good story, using the context … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Now: Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy

OH FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE THESE STUNNING NOVELS BY KATHERINE ARDEN. They make me both want to genuflect at her feet and curse her at the same time. (Every writer knows this feeling.) It’s been a very long time since I’ve … Continue reading

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What I’m reading now: Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl

Hi, readerly folks. I’m an Instagram convert, and occasionally I talk there about the books I’m reading. Usually it’s a lovefest, because I just can’t stand NOT to share the stories which change me. Margaret Renkl’s debut book of essays, … Continue reading

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The best in night in Brevard: Adult Spelling Bee to support Augustine Literacy Project on March 21st!

Adult spelling bees are the BEST. Last year, the Augustine Literacy Project – Brevard held its first annual Adult Spelling Bee. Y’all, it was the most fun I’ve had in a LONG time. This year’s Bee is Saturday, March 21, … Continue reading

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For Valentine’s Day: 5 of the Things I Love

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020, all! I’m an enthusiastic individual, often too much for people. That being admitted, I love LOTS of things, people, and places. Still, here are 5 things I’m loving this year on Valentine’s Day: 1. My Califia … Continue reading

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