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The Bloodline (Book 5) of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter

If you’ve been following our Book Review Weeks for a while you know I’ve been reading this series. Now, one thing I should tell you straight off is I received Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) copies of these books. For readers, it’s a pretty cool thing and I’ll talk more about it in an upcoming post.…… Continue reading The Bloodline (Book 5) of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALINITHI (Guest Review)

Even if you are the best knight, wearing the best armour, who won a thousand battles and hardly faced any defeat, you will always be fragile in front of Death. You can fight but that will only give rise to excruciating pain and then putting your arms down, and sitting on one knee you will…… Continue reading WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR BY PAUL KALINITHI (Guest Review)

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Writers are Picky Readers by Jacqueline Rose (Guest Review) Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Being a writer I am terribly picky when it comes to a book that I can read all the way through. It is a difficult task finding a book that can keep us, as the readers, on our toes in terms of plot, character, setting, and narration, but I have found one book that is…… Continue reading Writers are Picky Readers by Jacqueline Rose (Guest Review) Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

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Plug into A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (Book Review)

The 6th edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations may seem outdated. It’s last known copyright year as of 1998. But, as Facebook puts out a print magazine, Amazon offers brick-and-mortar stores, vinyl is back, and Sears, the company who started the whole idea of mail order files for bankruptcy,…… Continue reading Plug into A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (Book Review)

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Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth (Book Review)

“Whatever the value to society of the advances in forensic science and, in particular, forensic medicine, it has provided me with a life of infinite variety of human interest.”  ~ Sir Sydney Smith, Mostly Murder from Chapter One of Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth. From the earliest pages…… Continue reading Cause of Death – The Story of Forensic Science by Frank Smyth (Book Review)

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The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer (Book Review)

The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer offers nine stand-alone short stories to excite the imagination just in time for Halloween. From locked door mysteries to ghosts, occult, and Egyptian artifacts with a dollop of a good old fashioned murder mystery this book originally published in 1926 has stood the test of time. In less than…… Continue reading The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer (Book Review)

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In Tomorrow’s Workforce…could this be the dream team of the future? It is for me. Now.

My first job out of college was as a Receptionist at a boutique printing house. The biggest team was the Sales Team, and I was the youngest on staff. Looking back, my boss was probably about the same age I am now. Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo were…startups. So, was Amazon. Social media giants such as…… Continue reading In Tomorrow’s Workforce…could this be the dream team of the future? It is for me. Now.

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Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing

I made it almost twelve days without coffee. Today, I had 2 cups and am bouncing off the walls full of ideas. Poor Matt! My list of “to-dos” is 2 pages long. That counts as writing, right? Would you be surprised if I said, “yes”? Writing doesn’t always have to be journalistic, stream of conscious,…… Continue reading Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo? – A few tips to get you started

The days of winter are upon us as the days cool, and the leaves turn. The holidays are coming, and both cooler days and holidays lend themselves to a time of reflection. Each year we reflect on the days passed and the years to come. So, in our own days of reflection and decided to…… Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo? – A few tips to get you started

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Monthly Recap – September 2018

Falling leaves and frost on the window this morning, have brought home summer is over. In Vermont, it will be cool for a month or two, though it’s been unseasonably warm (read: hot) this summer. And before we know it, we’ll be bundled up in winter wear. Store shelves have an amalgam of clearance summer…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – September 2018