This week not much happened on the blog because my writing was focused on editing the book. With Nanowrimo coming up I feel the pressure to finish this round of editing so that I can start Nanowrimo with a clean slate. I, however, did manage to remodel my study. It’s a room that I have… Continue reading Sunday Post No.10
To answer this question we have to look back at the experience that Italians had as immigrants. Italians started emigrating from Italy in mass starting in the late 1800’s. They were running from wars (Italy was going through it’s unification wars) and extreme poverty. When they came to the United States they didn’t receive the… Continue reading Why are Italians so Attached To Columbus Day?
The last few weeks have been mostly about celebrating having lasted another year on this crazy planet. In the day job I regularly see people who are getting ready to die. I have learned that life is precious and that every birthday should be celebrated. So I celebrated mine. Some would say I celebrated too… Continue reading Sunday Post #9
Back in July I did a spotlight on Secret Language of Stones. I typically do these spotlights when I don’t like the book or I didn’t have time to get to it by the time I was supposed to read it. In the case of this book, I didn’t like it. I want to like… Continue reading Book Review: Secret Language of Stones
I have been looking forward to sharing this review! I have to say, I fell in love. From Goodreads: Set in Tunisia and France in 1935, Dido’s Crown is a taut literary-historical adventure influenced by Indiana Jones, The Thin Man, and John le Carré. Mary Wilson MacPherson has always been adept at putting the past… Continue reading Book Review: Dido’s Crown
For today’s look at banned books I thought I would take a look at the women behind some of the most famous (and interesting) banned books. JK Rowling. Perhaps the reasoning behind her books is the most obvious. She wrote about witches and wizards. It doesn’t matter that the books have a clear theme of… Continue reading The Women of Banned Book Week
Yet again Banned Book Week has managed to sneak up on me. I truly love this week. I love celebrating the books that have been banned or challenged. First off, let me say, an author is doing something right if they hit a nerve that makes people want to ban them. Secondly, we are a… Continue reading Banned Book Week is Here!