Category Archives: book reviews

Enlightenment

I’ve been doing more reading than writing this week. What can I say? So many good books to read, so little time. And I’m trying to follow the advice of successful writers who say good readers make good writers. I … Continue reading

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Ramona and Alessandro

So many books, so little time. I don’t know when I first discovered the power of the written word. Not that I don’t like the oral tradition of story telling, but the written is special in that you can go … Continue reading

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Persimmon Wilson

A few years ago, I was browsing through a bookstore in Myrtle Beach when I came across a book titled A Broom of One’s Own by Nancy Peacock. Curious, I picked it up and began spot reading, jumping from chapter … Continue reading

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South Carolina Writers

Let’s hear it for South Carolina writers! Recently I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to read books by authors residing right here in the Palmetto State, Sandy Richardson and Roger Newman. Richardson is a retired educator who lives in SC’s Midlands.  Newman, … Continue reading

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On the Road with a Monk

It’d be nice if people actually read one or both of my blogs, but whether anyone does or not, I plan to keep plodding along putting a little something related to reading or writing (this blog) or to life (Mom’s … Continue reading

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Big Magic

I’m not sure why Amazon won’t publish this review of Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic. It’s a marvelous book, one that will sell you on the dual elements of hard labor and fairy dust in bringing one’s work into being. Undeterred, … Continue reading

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Joe Mack, Cedar, and Maud

I do have some writing projects going on (really, I do), but I’m not prepared to share them today. Since, however, I want to keep my blog afloat, I’m adding some abbreviated book reviews on three recently read books. The … Continue reading

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Five Star Books

In an effort to be more attentive to this blog, I’m sharing a couple of recent reviews that I posted on Amazon. Though quite different from each other in theme and style, both of these books merit five stars. Home … Continue reading

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Dr. Farmer, Myra, and DeWitt

One of the presenters at the recent Rock Hill Intensive Writing Workshop said she blogged every day. When I asked her how she did that AND continued to write her mysteries, she replied that sometimes she might just put a … Continue reading

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Dost Thou Love Life?

“I must tell you in the beginning, it was a great challenge to want read this book. I did not have the extra time but I am so grateful I did.  I walked away learning time management, how to prioritize, … Continue reading

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