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Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018

What is a book? For me, books are friends, family, and the possibilities of what if. They are adventures and affairs of the heart. They teach us. They offer reflection into ourselves…what would I do if? Thoughts are formed. Questions queried. Decisions of what we do with the information is up to us. But, most…… Continue reading Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018

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The Story So Far…

With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving just ahead for the U.S., and the season of giving imminent, things can get a little hectic. So, this week is the last Book Review Week of 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, and perhaps picked up a new favorite along the way. We’ve tried to…… Continue reading The Story So Far…

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Monthly Recap – October 2018

On the last Saturday of October just a few days before Halloween, Matt and I finally got around to decorating our pumpkin. We bought it the last weekend of September. But, weeks and weekends get full, especially as the holidays approach. “We are creators,” I told Matt. “It doesn’t matter what form it takes.” Hope…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – October 2018

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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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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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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

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The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

The Eternal Chamber, Part One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter is an action-packed adventure from the first page to the last. Seamlessly weaving elements of history and science-fiction for a “what if” scenario that will resonate against the world today. Think Indiana Jones meets Focault’s Pendulum meets Dr. Who. Samuel…… Continue reading The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)

I have read this book so many times, I’ve lost count. I still remember browsing at Borders bookstore when I came across the title and the name. By now, you all know my fascination with reading lists, and this book is no different. Not only has Francine Prose thoughtfully provided a  list of “Books to…… Continue reading Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)

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War with the Newts by Karel Capek (Book Review)

I’ve been hyper-aware of cautionary tales of late. Some are set in our modern day world and in the future often begetting, lamenting, or proselytizing the coming age – AI, machine learning, driverless cars, 3-D printers, and so on. But, what if there was a book, written in the darkest history of the last few…… Continue reading War with the Newts by Karel Capek (Book Review)

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What’s Next on the Agenda?

Dear friends, I’m in the last throes of revisions on a ghostwriting book project, so have had to put most of my regular day-to-day things on the back burner – gym, blog posts, cooking, etc. At the same time, I don’t want to give up the momentum of Writing in the Fast Lane’s weekly blog…… Continue reading What’s Next on the Agenda?