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Where Fiction Isn’t Allowed to be Fiction

Main Entry: fic·tion Pronunciation: \?fik-sh?n\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English ficcioun, from Middle French fiction, from Latin fiction-, fictio act of fashioning, fiction, from fingere to shape, fashion, feign — more at dough Date: 14th century 1 a: something invented by the imagination or feigned ; specifically : an invented story b: fictitious literature (as […]

Call Me 37 Today

Well, the day has finally arrived and I can no longer say that I am 36.  Well, I was born at around 9:50pm, so I could wait to say I’m 37 until tonight, but that’s being a little ridiculous (although if you agree with the whole date and time thing,  you’ll make me exceedingly happy […]

Book Trailers for Some of My Favorites

I’ve recently entered a contest to win a copy of The Questory of Root Karbunkulus by Kamilla Reid from The Friendly Book Nook. Click here for your chance to win this book. I don’t typically read fantasy, but what really caught my interest in both the post and the book was the accompanying book trailer. […]

#56 ~ The House at Riverton

The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton When Barnes and Noble announced their second offering to the First Look Book Club I was ecstatic. Just reading the brief descriptions of the novel and its author made me excited to receive a copy of this book. When it arrived, I found that it even […]

#41 ~ The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff There is something spectacular about a book whose first line lures you into its spell like a siphon and never lets you go. In my 36 years of reading, there has only been two books whose first lines I’ve memorized and cannot forget: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick […]