Here’s Why I’m Celebrating Banned Books Week

By Barack Obama From the time I first learned to read, books have played an essential role in how I experience the world. Reading Toni Morrison as a college student — novels like The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon — changed me. Discovering writers like Mark Twain or James Baldwin revealed something essential to me about our country’sContinue reading “Here’s Why I’m Celebrating Banned Books Week”

How to Succeed as a New Writer

by Darius Foroux Writing must come from the heart I started my blog as an independent new writer in 2015. Over the years, I’ve published over 400 articles, 7 books, and 7 online courses. There have been frustrations and challenges along the way. But I’ve learned that new writers have a better chance of successContinue reading “How to Succeed as a New Writer”

Book Review Tuesday: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this book on the Libby App. (Spoilers ahead) I had seen the series on HBO, so I was able to follow along really well. This is a story of woman growing up in a privileged area. The majority of theContinue reading “Book Review Tuesday: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty”

Book Review Tuesdays: The Heist by Janet Evanovich

The Heist by Janet Evanovich Well….I have loved Janet in the past. I thought that I would try this smaller series to see what I thought. I was disappointed. I am not sure if it because I have changed the majority of what I read to non fiction. This was about a gal that isContinue reading “Book Review Tuesdays: The Heist by Janet Evanovich”

Book Review Tuesday: The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was selected for me by both of my book clubs. I had a hard time coming around, but once I did I was curious. The end was not what I had anticipated at all, but interesting. The story is takingContinue reading “Book Review Tuesday: The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager”

Book Review: The Lakehouse by Helen Phifer

Lakeview House by Helen Phifer My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story was not as great as I had hoped it would be. I did figure out most of it as I went along.I listened to the audible version, as I believe it was the audible deal of the day. Maddy is a strugglingContinue reading “Book Review: The Lakehouse by Helen Phifer”

Book Review: The All Had a Plan: A Passion, A Hatred, A Jealousy, A Murder.

Book 5 They All Had A Plan: A passion. A hatred. A jealousy. A murder. by Michele Leathers My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is book 5. I liked this one a bit more, it did have a nice plot twist that I had not seen coming. Again, all plans were foiled. I amContinue reading “Book Review: The All Had a Plan: A Passion, A Hatred, A Jealousy, A Murder.”

Book Review: They All Had a Chance: A Pact. A Test. A Dilemma. A Murder

Book 4/6 They All Had A Fear: A past. A debt. A reckoning. A murder. by Michele Leathers My rating: 3 of 5 stars These books in the series are interesting.This one was the original girl again (Bellamy) inventing herself as Athena. This time Athena goes to a summer camp and tries to take overContinue reading “Book Review: They All Had a Chance: A Pact. A Test. A Dilemma. A Murder”

Book Review: They All Had A Fear

They All Had A Fear: A past. A debt. A reckoning. A murder. by Michele Leathers My rating: 2 of 5 stars I didn’t care for this book as much as the others. This one was about a gal named Winter, who found herself in a situation where people were in a small beach townContinue reading “Book Review: They All Had A Fear”

Book Review: The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spoilers Ahead…. I was very surprised how this turned out. I listened to this on a whim through audible. This is in many of my local clubs currently. It was interesting hearing it in English accents, as the pronunciations of things are different.Continue reading “Book Review: The Silent Patient”