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Happy News!

Happy News!

Dear Friends, I apologize for my extended absence! Whew – what a couple of months! I wish I could tell you that I’ve been in a writing nook for the last few months and banged out a manuscript. Or that I read eleventy-billion books and reached nirvana. The truth is: I’m about 15 weeks pregnant …

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A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

I don’t know about you, but this has been a strange week for me and I am happy to know that it’s Friday! I’ve had a whirlwind visit from my father, ups and downs around the house, busy at work, busy at home, and not enough time to just sit down and read. It’s been …

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go is my second novel by Ishiguro. I was so pleased with my first that I couldn’t wait to find another by him. I think I tried to read this one at least five years ago but didn’t make it very far.  I’m glad that I returned to it because this might be a …

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Getting my hands on this book was almost like real magic. I recently finished reading Faithful, which I got on NetGalley last summer. Less than a week after finishing that Alice Hoffman novel, I got an email from Simon & Schuster asking me to read her upcoming work, which I’ve been waiting for with baited breath …

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Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Faithful has an eerie beginning that feels like a ghost story. Each year, the town honors a young girl that was critically injured in a car accident.  Her name is Helene and she’s been in a coma since that day, lying in a hospital bed in her childhood bedroom.  Some people believe that she can heal …

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July 2017 QuickLit

July 2017 QuickLit

Happy Saturday! I’m linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s QuickLit post again this month.  This monthly check in gives me an opportunity to share what I’ve been reading lately.  Check out the post and some of the other linkups – there are some great recommendations hiding there! What I’m Reading I’m listening to As Chimney …

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June BuJo Set Up

June BuJo Set Up

Happy Monday, friends!  I am so happy to say that I scheduled today off from work and now it is NAP TIME, which gives me a chance to publish a few blog posts that I’ve been itching to write.  It was hard to know where to start because I have so much to share, but …

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Morning Pages are a Morning Miracle

Morning Pages are a Morning Miracle

Tomorrow will be the three month mark for my morning pages.  On December 21 I started a morning routine of writing in my journal every single day.  Much to my surprise, I’ve only missed a handful of days which makes this my longest stretch of journaling ever! I’ve always wanted to be the person who had …

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Picking Up Where You Left Off.

Picking Up Where You Left Off.

Late last year I wrote about participating in National Novel Writing Month.  So that means I’ve had a 50,000+ word document sitting in my Dropbox that hasn’t been touched since the end of November.  The reasons for this are innumerable: it’s been hard to regain the momentum that I had during NaNoWriMo; it’s been tricky …

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