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January 31, 2021

So…until today, I had no idea who Annie Dillard was. For this…I am quite ashamed. So…I went and did my research. And WOW! The words! The prose! The talent!! I am swooning!! I need to do more research! Something deeper than Google this time. For now….I am sharing the attached quote! It blew me away!… Read More ›

2019 Reading #1 – Ghost Boy

So…one of my New Years Resolutions is to read more. I know…hard to imagine that I could read more than I do….but I have been slacking these past few years due to my Menieres.  The MD makes it hard for me to concentrate for long periods of time…so I end up not finishing books because… Read More ›

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

So, I finally got the chance to read the book “Wonder” since it seemed to take my wife FOREVER to read it.  And we always let each other read the book in its entirety before we snatch it out of each others hands and start reading it ourselves…no matter what. It was amazing! I honestly… Read More ›

RIP – Maya Angelou

  NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune.  “I’m not modest,” she told The Associated Press in 2013. “I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behavior. But I do pray for humility, because humility comes from the inside out.” Her story awed millions. The young single… Read More ›

Toni Morrison – “Beloved”

Toni Morrison is an inspiring novelist who writes in a manner that truly touches the heart and soul.  She is also an editor and a professor and has started the Toni Morrison Society. “The mission of the Toni Morrison Society is to initiate, sponsor, and encourage critical dialogue, scholarly publications, and projects devoted to the… Read More ›

Why I Write…Flannery O’Connor

  I recently read the novel “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor and was absolutely blown away by its brilliance. If you have not had a chance to read anything by her….check her out: Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. O’Connor’s writing often reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently… Read More ›

Jennifer Niven – American Blonde

Time to promote a fellow writer and friend!   Jennifer’s writing is fun, feisty and brilliant!  While I have not had a chance to read American Blonde yet (comes out next summer)…her other books line my shelves and I have enjoyed every one of them! Here is some early praise for AMERICAN BLONDE: “Jennifer Niven… Read More ›

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