Once I'm finally sitting and concentrating(!), I use WriteWayPro for my first draft (the outine feature helps me quite a lot as I move ahead; I can see the story beginning to shape up clearly). Sadly the WriteWayPro company is no more, so their support is gone. I'm okay with that though, since I've been … Continue reading My Writing Routine – these days
Abduction pieces in the news rip me apart. Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, a major bestseller, was about just that. I couldn't read in when it came out back in 1996, in spite of the fact it was the first book of Oprah's Book Club. I remember, too, being marveled by a … Continue reading Writing Through the Fear
I am still lamenting the end of my journey with Harry, Ron, Hermione, et al. From the end of July until last week, I was completely immersed in the rest of the series, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I'd been on a reading slump much … Continue reading The Harry Potter Series and Me
Each year around this time, the American Library Association encourages bibliophiles like me to acknowledge the erroneous judgment of those who continue to seek censorship in our schools and libraries. It calls on us to celebrate the list of banned books, which lengthens every decade, during Banned Books Week, which is going on now (September … Continue reading I Read Banned Books, Too – 2019 edition
Here's a fun tag post featuring Goodreads to share (thanks, Alex, for passing it along: https://mybookworld24.com/2019/08/15/goodreads-book-tag/ ). Funny thing is that I'm currently on a series roll as you'll see below: 1. What was the last book you marked as "read"? 2. What are you currently reading? 3. What was the last … Continue reading Goodreads Book Tag
Now also available in paperback is Grand Opening: A Novella (The Boutique Series #1)! Yay! Grand Opening, a romantic suspense story, is the first book of The Boutique Series which features the life of Eden Harper, owner and operator of Richmond's hottest couture boutique, Josi's Boutique, her family, her business, and her love - Nelson Donnelly, … Continue reading Grand Opening: A Novella is Available in Paperback!
As I work on the rewrite and edits of my novel, I've held on to the spirit of Toni Morrison's words: "If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." They've been ringing heavier in my mind for the past couple … Continue reading Thank you, Toni Morrison
I don't know how in the world I managed it this month, but I got four books in! Four whole books! As a bibliophile, avid reader, one with whom a book is always on her person, it's a big deal considering I've been in a nasty reading drought. I haven't had nor, honestly, made the time … Continue reading July was a Great (and Rare) Month of Reading
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews As I wait and wait and wait with bated breath for the third book of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy by Hilary Mantel, I’ve chosen to repost my review of the second book, Bring Up the Bodies. Click here … Continue reading Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel