Summer Reading List

Stephen King says it best: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” Here are some of the books that are on my summer reading list: 1. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey (soon to be a movie) 2. Breathless For Him by Sofia Tate …

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Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters – A Book Review

Title: Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters Author: Katherine Ragan Publisher: Norton Rating: 5/5 Stars This collection of short folktales with a strong female lead, creates a charming and necessary addition to the traditional tales, we have been exposed to, and read as children. The lack of female leads in these stories was the …

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Book Review: The Hypothyroidism Handbook

Title: The Hypothyroidism Handbook Author: Lindsey P. Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Rating: 1/5 Usually I check the credentials of anyone who writes a book about any disease, with the exceptions of books that speak only about a personal story of overcoming such illness. Lack of credentials would then keep me from reading the book, but …

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A Writer's Guide To Harry Potter (Book Review)

Title: A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter Author: S.P. Sipal Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Rating: 5/5 Stars   “..millions of people on various continents and across time zones do not plunk down their hard earned cash solely because of hype. SOMETHING must ring true, emotionally true, to a wide band of readers in order to …

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Self-Image

Use one adjective to describe yourself. A question that should be simple, in it’s first glance, but it isn’t. How you see yourself is essential to the creation, and realization of your dreams. Do you define yourself by adjectives others have put upon you? Or have you chosen your own labels, embraced them, embodied them, …

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Where The Wild Things Grow

Find me, where the wild things grow beneath the darkness shattered only by the light of the moon. Alive I feel here, in the midst of the cycles of life, growing as they grow, letting go as they let go Meet me, where the Gods reside in the midst of creation far removed from the …

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Book Review: Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

Book Title: Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers Publisher: Dover Publications Editor: Clarence C. Strowbridge Release Date: Feb. 20th 2014 Rating: 3.5/5 When approaching short story collections, I usually look for a compelling theme, something that ties them together. Here the only thing that ties these stories together is, that they are written by …

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The Watcher – A Dark Fantasy Flash Story

These walls were his temporary domain. Sure, it was nothing fancy, at least not when it came to the comfort level, and the constant day-time traffic of spoiled children, bored parents, and a few actually interested fellas, which did make it hard to let loose. So he lurked around corners, watching, observing these silly creatures, …

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Reality TV, Guilty Pleasures And A Book (Of Course!)

I am not a fan of Reality TV shows (I am not talking about competition shows, but rather the Kardashian or The Housewives of…), but even I have a guilty pleasure in that category: Million Dollar Listings LA! And to add to my bliss, it will return August 7th on Bravo. I love the peak …

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