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Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Loveboat, Taipei was suggested into my hands by a colleague at work the other day.  She'd been raving about the book for several days and decided to write a staff recommendation of the book.  I read the recommendation after she wrote it, and I had to write the book. The colleague is also a friend, and… Continue reading Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

In addition to reading every book that I can get my hands on, I also enjoy writing.  I do not know if my works of fiction are any good, but I do enjoy the writing process at least.  I have been reading more books on writing craft lately.  When this book came in at work,… Continue reading Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

Alvin Ho was recommended in a book I was reading recently on developing the writing craft.  This book is about a young man - Alvin - who lives in Concord, Massachusetts.  I lived in the same area at one time, so that made this an even better read. Alvin has a small problem.  When he is at… Continue reading Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Since it is my day off, I decided to tackle a longer book.  I picked this one up at work a couple of days ago on a recommendation from a friend.  Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend did not disappoint. Morrigan Crow is cursed.  She was born on Eventide - an unlucky… Continue reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

In another trip down memory lane, I decided to pick up a copy of Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary.  I started it last night and finished it this morning.  It is amazing the number of memories that come flooding back when you re-read a favorite book from childhood. Beezus and Ramona is one of the… Continue reading Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary

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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Rarely does a book affect you so deeply that you feel like you can do nothing else for over an hour after reading it.  The book that I just finished shook me to my core.  I read One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. One for the Murphys tells the story of Carley.  The book… Continue reading One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

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Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

When I was younger, I could not get enough of Beverly Cleary's books.  I loved hearing about Ramona and Beezus and their friends.  Yesterday, I bought a couple of the Ramona books to bring home, and I started reading one of them last night.  I finished it this morning, and they are just as good… Continue reading Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary