BOOK REVIEW: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

I loved The Rules of Magic! I was a little cautious to be reading Alice Hoffman, because I sort of remembered finding one of her prior books being, um, kind of dark. Something above about doves, I think. I'm not sure. I must have blocked it out. This book, however, is a jewel. It's a … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

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The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

Welcome to this month's interview with my good friend, Barbara Ryland! My Brave Thing As a child growing up, I had no father. My parents were divorced when I was an infant, and my father moved far away.  I had no contact with him, with any of his siblings or with my paternal grandparents. After … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #19 February 2018: Barbara Ryland

Blue Moon

My husband and I got up early and raced outside to try to see the Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse at the 'optimal time' here in Maine (6:45 am)--since it only occurs once every hundred years or so, we didn't want to miss it. And it was up there...behind the trees. So we jumped in the … Continue reading Blue Moon

BOOK REVIEW: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

I liked this book because it's raw and honest. In A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, the author is telling a tale as old as time: she marries a man who betrays her. The story here, though, is the spectacular manner in which this is done. About 3/4 through it I considered stopping. It was a little … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

BOOK REVIEW: ANGEL OF EVENTIDE by Elle Powers

I was pulled right in to the conversation between the angel and the woman at the outset of the book. But, is it an angel? Who is this woman?  I have many questions and so I press on, intensely interested in how the answers would they reveal themselves. This is not only a story of compassion; … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ANGEL OF EVENTIDE by Elle Powers

Visualize your future

Every year we have a blank slate, don't we? We have a chance to start fresh. What get the opportunity to ask ourselves questions like: What do I want to accomplish this year? Where do I want to go on vacation? What do I want my work life to look like? Who do I want … Continue reading Visualize your future

BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I got Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng on audio from the library. It was actually picked out by my daughter, because I 'needed' an audio book and I wasn't seeing anything that grabbed me.I am mentioning it because, coincidentally, one of the main characters in the book is named Izzy, the same as my … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng