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Connection in the age of 1s and 0s

The last two novels I’ve read have similar plot points: The protagonist falls in love with someone within the 1s and 0s, online via e-mail or social media while said protagonist is going through a rough patch in life. Lincoln O’Neill takes a job as an Internet Security Officer on the cusp of the Y2K […]

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Book Review: Terms and Conditions: A Novel* by Robert Glancy

There are no new stories* *The same stories are told in different ways. This is surely the case with Robert Glancy’s, Terms and Conditions. Man is disenchanted with life so he grasps at a second chance. His novel kept me turning pages because of the form in which he told this story very familiar story.* Every page […]

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Book Review: Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

Pair self-actualization with punctuation and you can’t go wrong, right? Right! I absolutely loved this coming of age story for the punctuation mark, exclamation mark, who doesn’t quite fit in with his family full of periods. He sticks out–literally–except when he is sleeping. He tries to hide what makes him different but it just doesn’t […]

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Book Review: Path of the Righteous by S. T. Rucker

Book review of S. T. Rucker’s Path of the Righteous by Myesha D. Jenkins Purchase Path of the Righteous Read more about the author, S. T. Rucker, on her website and blog. *** It is the job of the writer to latch the reader to the story he or she has weaved together. Some readers latch on to characters while others […]

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Book Review: Needful Things by Stephen King

Are you for sale? Probably not if someone comes right out and asks you for your price. Suppose you enter a quaint little shop full of wares?  You behold that object…that thing…that needful thing that piques your interest. After inquiring about the price–none of the items are marked–the merchant lets you name your price. You are […]

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Who’s Your Baby Daddy?: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin What do you when you discover your baby daddy is the Prince of Darkness? This is not Rosemary Woodhouse’s quandary at the beginning of Ira Levin’s novel. There is a sense that Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse live in a glass house. They–mostly Rosemary–look out onto the world with the wide-eyed wonder of little […]

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Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill

Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill In 18th century England, Molly Walsh is dairy maid accused of stealing milk from the lord of the manor. Molly is not the culprit. The obstinate cow she milks each morning kicks over the frothy pail most mornings. The harsh lord turns 17 year old Molly over to the authorities to face […]

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Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson

Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson Age Range: 5 – 8 years Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3 (suggested, but a great picture book well into 5th grade) Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Puffin Ada Ruth struggles with the sadness brought on by her mother’s departure to Chicago where jobs are rumored to be available for black women. Times are […]

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Book Review: Fledging by Octavia E. Butler

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler Grand Central Publishing: a division of Hachette Book Group, 2005 He raised a hand to stop me, then dropped the hand to his side. “What are you then?” he whispered. And I said the only thing I could: “I don’t know.” I drew back, held his face between my hands, liking […]

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Are you a newly published author who is finding it difficult to get reviews? Perhaps you have trolled book bloggers’ sites–the review policy section–and scratched your head at the following: Narrow, exclusive policies No guarantee that your book will be reviewed A “not taking any new reviews” disclaimer No response after you complete the review […]

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