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Summer Reading by Tara Randel

Summer is here! The kids are out of school. It’s vacation season! What better time to escape between the pages of a good book? Whether you’re at the beach or poolside, slathered in SPF 50 and drinking a cool beverage, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Reading Resolutions by Camy Tang

Happy New Year!! One thing I love about the new year is setting my goals for the coming year. That usually involved work-related goals, but the past few years I’ve also been including reading goals. I used to think reading … Continue reading

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Everything We Read Impacts Us by Vicki Hinze

  Everything we read impacts us. Labels of ingredients determine what we buy. Newspaper articles lead us to form opinions. Opinion pieces encourage us to agree or disagree, forming our own opinions. Media, from articles to circulars offer us information, … Continue reading

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What We Read by Vicki Hinze

My granddaughters love to read. They come from a long line of readers, so them reading is doing what comes naturally to them. But their love of books, and specific stories—that is their own. Like their mother, gran, and great-gran, … Continue reading

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How long do you hang in with a book? by Camy Tang

I’m afraid I kind of offended a friend of mine because I didn’t finish a book I started. She was appalled. “How can you not finish a book?” Me: “I don’t have time for books that bore me.” She reacted … Continue reading

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Summer Reading by Tara Randel

Summer is here! The kids are out of school. Hectic schedules slow down. We might have a vacation thrown into the mix. All in all, a perfect time to catch up on our reading. If you are anything like me, … Continue reading

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Beating the January Blues by Julie Arduini

Last week Maureen shared a great post about reading and hibernation. Living in northeast Ohio we’ve had 7 snow (cold) days, thundersnow, rolling snow, and two visits from something called the polar vortex. It’s been a long January and like … Continue reading

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Surviving hibernation with a good book!

Our yard has pretty much looked like this all winter . . . which  means the roads are often slick and the temps are below freezing. I end up staying home whenever possible. This might be torture for some, but … Continue reading

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Are You A Patient Reader?

Recently I participated in a group discussion between writers, which also means I was talking to avid readers since more often than not you can’t be one without being the other. We were discussing some of the expectations and differences … Continue reading

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Judging a Story

Every year I’m involved with judging at least a couple of different writing contests. It’s often time consuming but I always find the effort well spent because I’m reminded there are endless possibilities of stories and storytellers. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Readers Touch Lives by Vicki Hinze

  Most writers write because they have something to say they want others to hear. Something that the writer deems significant enough to sacrifice time doing other things—children and family and hobbies—to say. Writing requires sacrifice. That’s pretty common knowledge … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week: Have You Read These Challenged and/or Banned Classics? By Julie Arduini

This week is Banned Book Week. I thought I would share, courtesy of the American Library Association, the classic books that have most often been challenged for removal or outright banned. Have you read any of these? The Great Gatsby, … Continue reading

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Older Life-Changing Books by Julie Arduini

It’s been a peculiar reading year for me. Although I’ve enjoyed reviewing new releases on my website, my life-changing reads this year aren’t from 2012. Not even close. Of course the Bible is a daily read and a life-changer, but … Continue reading

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Reading Tastes Through The Ages, posted by Maureen Lang

Not long ago I was part of a discussion about how younger girls are often drawn to tragically romantic stories — Wuthering Heights, Titanic, Gone With the Wind to name a few. When I was a teen, Love Story was … Continue reading

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What Are You Passionate About? by Elizabeth Goddard

A picture is worth a thousand words. The old adage means that a picture will tell us so much more than we can easily put into words. What is the above image worth?  A thousand words, more or less? One … Continue reading

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