Friday Reads: 44 Scotland Street, a Scottish Delight!

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I discovered the 44 Scotland Street series while listening to Confessions of A Serial Novelist by Alexander McCall Smith, an obscure audio offering in the OneClickdigital App. I downloaded it because I had read The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency some years earlier … Read More

Friday Reads: Inferno

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Today’s Friday Reads post is about Inferno by Dan Brown. We are big fans of Dan Brown, we have read all his books including his first two, which are lesser known, Digital Fortress and Deception Point. Inferno is the fourth … Read More

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Planner Stickers & FREE PRINTABLE!

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November is almost upon us, which means that it is nearly National Novel Writing Month. If you have never heard of this event, the goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. This equates to 1667 … Read More

Friday Reads: The Good Good Pig

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It’s FRIDAY! Woohoo! We made it through the week and that means it’s time for Friday Reads. Today’s Friday Reads choice is The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery. As you can tell from my previous Friday Read posts, I … Read More

Friday Reads: “The Silkworm” is a Sophomore Success for Robert Galbraith

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After reading The Cuckoo’s Calling, I moved onto Robert Galbraith’s sophomore mystery, The Silkworm. It is set in the land of UK book publishing, with agents, editors, authors, and publishers as suspects. The book is a bit gruesome at times. It does … Read More

Banned Books Week

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This week is Banned Books Week and its celebration has always been very fascinating to us. We spent a lot of our time growing up in the library and we also had parents that loved books. Not being allowed to read … Read More

Friday Reads: Review of Lessons from Tara

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A couple months ago, we wrote a review of Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt. It told the story of his cross-country move from California to Maine with 25 dogs, 3 RVs, and 11 volunteers. Lessons from Tara is a follow up to Dogtripping. There is … Read More

Friday Reads: Top 5 Favorite Books About Dogs (So Far)

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Growing up, we didn’t have dogs around all the time. The first dog we ever had wasn’t until we were into our teens. But ever since we got that first dog, I have loved books with dogs as the main … Read More

Zodiac Gift Guide: Very Virgo

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People born between August 23 and September 22 are Virgos. Virgos are a practical bunch and they are very detail oriented. Organized Intellectuals Kindle Oasis Most Virgos are bookworms and the newest Kindle would be an excellent choice for the … Read More

How to Discover Inspiration from the Dictionary

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Feeling bored with the writing you have been creating? You know you have brilliant ideas and can spin a good yarn, but maybe you just need a little boost of creativity, a little zesty zing. If so, today’s post will help … Read More

How to Find the Time to Write ANYWHERE & End Procrastination For Good!

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J.K. Rowling famously wrote a great deal of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Edinburgh coffee shop: The Elephant House. (Edinburgh is pictured above, fyi.) But you don’t need to be in a coffee shop to write. You Can Write … Read More

Zodiac Gift Guide: Leo the Lion

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Leo reigns from July 22 – August 22. This fixed fire sign is ruled by the Sun, and like the Sun, Leos shine strong and bright. The colors associated with Leo are warm: red, orange, and gold, so when choosing a gift, consider … Read More

Books on the Brain: Scientific Self-Help (Part 2)

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Welcome back for Part 2 of Books on the Brain: Scientific Self-Help! Today, I will be discussing: Quiet by Susan Cain and Presence by Amy Cuddy. This post contains referral links. See privacy policy for more. In Part 1, I discussed leveraging your … Read More

Books on the Brain: Scientific Self-Help (Part 1)

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Every year, it seems there are more books merging science and self-help. I think this cross-over is fabulous because it allows non-scientists who have no desire to read scientific journal articles to access the powerful discoveries that scientists are uncovering every … Read More

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