Category Archives: General fiction

Book Beginnings on Friday – #bookishmemes #bookbeginnings

I’ve been slow to jump on the Bookish memes bandwagon having just revived my blog, but I find them to be so incredibly helpful as a way to connect with the blogging community. I love this community and the support … Continue reading

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The Garden of Burning Sand – Book Review

Life is a broken thing. It’s what we do with the pieces that defines us. – Corban Addison *Trigger warning: This novel and this review deal with serious issues that may be extremely distressing to some readers, so please be … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – December 2, 2020

My apologies for my more than brief hiatus. This has been such a weird year fraught with unexpected hurdles. Henry and I are quarantined at home now after he got exposed at his preschool to Covid, and even before that … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – November 4, 2020

While I’ve done a horrible job this past week of accomplishing much reading, I do need to update my readers of my progress. Maybe that will inspire me to stop gluing myself to the stressful, all consuming election coverage and … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Oct 21, 2020

Here’s my second edition of this weekly series of posts from Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Check out her blog if you haven’t, as she shares some fabulous content. In this series, each blogger answers the 3 … Continue reading

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The Dutch House

There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you’d been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment … Continue reading

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Nikki is a woman stuck between two vastly different worlds: the more traditional world of the Sikh community and the busy modern world of London. Nikki, at age 22, finds herself at odds with just about everyone. She’s a disappointment … Continue reading

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The Mountains Sing

Human lives were short and fragile. Time and illnesses consumed us, like flames burning away these pieces of wood. But it didn’t matter how long or short we lived. It mattered more how much light we were able to shed … Continue reading

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Chasing Fireflies

Every now and then you come across a book in which, despite its possible flaws, you can find nothing but beauty. Chasing Fireflies is one such book. First, before getting into anything else, I want to talk about metaphor.  If … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove is a spectacular novel. It comes from a Swedish author named Fredrik Backman. It is effortlessly brilliant.  It’s at once hilarious, wise, and heartbreaking. The man called Ove is a grumpy curmudgeon who detests the changes … Continue reading

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