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    ‘Tis the Season All the bookish folks I follow on social media are releasing their year-in-review posts. There they are, with stacks and stacks of books, artfully arranged by color, or genre, or by the order in which they were read. They boast of reaching and surpassing their triple-digit reading goals. I am in awe ...
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    A Night Out! I love attending live concerts. As the crowd sings along, getting every word right, I am struck by an intense, warm-hearted affection towards my fellow fans. All of us share an unspoken union. I feel like anyone in the stands could turn to the stranger next to them and say something like, ...
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    Collecting books is an entirely separate hobby from reading them. It is an easy habit to fall into. After all, books are everywhere, even at yard sales and the supermarket. Although hardcovers can be a little pricey, paperbacks, ebooks, and second-hand purchases don’t cost an arm and a leg. Compared to some other leisure pursuits, ...
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    Book Fair Day! I recently attended The Write Women Book Fest in Bowie, MD. As soon as I walked into the hotel ballroom and saw the rows and rows of author tables, I thought, “Ah yes. These are my people.”  I found myself reminiscing about the annual school book fair from my grade school days. ...
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    Independent authors and publishers aren’t ruled by the almighty bottom line like the big publishing conglomerates are. Therefore, they can put out literature that don’t fit neatly into current market trends. Indie books have more freedom to experiment with narrative structure, mix genres, and tackle unconventional themes. The result is fascinating, innovative stories. Did you ...
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    Is there a reading version of a double take? I suppose instead of a turn of the head, it’s a flick of one’s eyes back over what they just read. It’s a jolt of familiarity, a sense of déjà vu. In that moment, you feel all your synapses light up, forming new connections of understanding. ...
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    When I tell someone that I want to read all the books, they often respond with a polite chuckle followed by a good-natured remark about knowing I am a nerd. If they are avid readers, they may nod in understanding and companionable agreement. I could leave it at that. I would have communicated that I ...
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    Book Title: Second Chance MagicAuthor: Michelle M. PillowGenre: Paranormal Women’s FictionRating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Heat Meter: 🌶🌶Release Date: February 18, 2020Recommend: Highly Recommend! Michelle M. Pillow is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling multigenre author. She’s most widely known for her romance novels, and Second Chance Magic is book #1 in Pillow’s Order of Magic series. The ...
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    Book: A Merciful SilenceAuthor: Kendra ElliotPublisher Type: TraditionalGenre: Romantic Suspense, Women SleuthsRating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Heat Meter: 🌶🌶Release Date: June 19, 2018Recommend: Oh yes, a Must Read! A Merciful Silence is the 4th book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series. Elliot’s 1st book in the series is A Merciful Death. The series follows Special Agent Kilpatrick as she bites ...