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Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #1

For the next few weeks, I will be re-reading childhood books that were an essential part of my childhood. Given the fact that my reading experience has expanded significantly over the years and my writing expertise somewhat improved, I thought … Continue reading

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Brave

If you need a little bit of a pep me up or something to bolster your spirits as you prepare to take on the brand new challenge of middle school, I think I may have found something for you. The … Continue reading

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Around the World

Move over, Phineas Fogg – there are some new adventurers in town and this time, all of their adventures are true! In the 19th century, Jules Verne’s book Around the World in Eighty Days and other such novels inspired generations to look … Continue reading

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Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress

Picture it. The scene is France in the early 20th century, a day when corsets still have a grasp on society and skirts rise no higher than the ankle. This is a day when women are still restrained by the … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as … Continue reading

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Failing Up

We’ve all wanted to enjoy our fair share of the spotlight and Broadway star, Leslie Odom Jr. is no stranger to the climb it takes to get there. Whether you can’t wait for your opportunity to take the stand and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky 8

There’s nothing quite like summer and one of the best parts is reading spooky tales around a campfire or in the backyard under the stars. I recently picked up a great middle-grade series to sate any desires for such reads, … Continue reading

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The Divergent Series

I’m not one to jump on a bandwagon. Things that are trendy or in vogue are not particularly appealing to me, lessened by the fact that they are as popular as they are. Given this fact, I could not have … Continue reading

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The Boy From Tomorrow

“Hello?” Alec said, starting when the lamp in the corner flickered. Harold laughed. “Look!” Danny said. “It’s moving!” The glass piece made a whispering sound as it glided across the board. Unseen hands directed the pointer to HELLO in the … Continue reading

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Return of the Writing Files

If you’ve been reading my blog for quite a while, you may remember how I used to publish posts under the heading “The Writing Files”. While I did abandon these quite a while ago, I am now resuming them as … Continue reading

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