Tag : Recommended Reading

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If you are a devotee of the historical-fiction genre then you would find no better example than Jeff Shaara’s Two Novels of the Revolutionary War. For those among you unacquainted with this author, he specializes in American war history. This particular two-novel series begins in the antebellum period of the early 1770’s as the colonial …
I think I will continue my pattern for posts this month and discuss another one of my favourite non-fiction authors but in a completely different genre: memoirs. Frank McCourt wrote his book Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir about his experience growing up and living in Ireland in the 1930s to 40s. The conditions were terrible, the …
Mention the name Malcolm Gladwell and you will probably get a few comments.  Everyone seems to have a point of view when it comes to his writing, be it good or bad.  To me, that is a mark of a good writer. It’s more than simply taking a look at what he does with ideas. …
I was asked this, but it is a good question to think about.  Most of us buy books, we spend our hard earned money on books, and we want good value for these books.  As writers, we want to give good value to our readers so that they understand that it is important that they …
I have to admit that when I read, I can sometimes forgive some edit problems if the plot is good.  If a plot is not good, or is something which is hard to “get into” I am not as forgiving. I am not referring to a blog, which is totally different, and I do read …
I have always been blessed with many writers who have a lot of talent, Damaria being one of them, but also a wonderful writer Richard F. Fleck.  He recently wrote a wonderful book called Mountains on My Mind. I enjoyed it very much and it is something that took me a lot longer than I expected …
My Saturday email review… sorry it’s late but I had about three this week to decide on the “best.”  Fame and money aren’t the main reasons you should write, and you should do some checking before you send some mass emails out to bloggers. Okay so same as last Saturday. Info of a personal nature is …
After Reading Jill Edmondson’s book Blood and Groom (Sasha Jackson Mysteries Book 1) , it made me want to go and buy ten copies for friends, it’s that good. Excellent book that is published by a Canadian Author. Edmondson has made a short novel seem long, but not boring which is a great thing for …
John Shors has graciously allowed me to review his book. The book came out to the public on September 1st. You can buy it in any online book store. I have read his other book, Beneath a Marble Sky and am on the hunt for the other one Beside a Burning Sea. My anticipation was …
The passion and confidence series will be up later today but, I’ve got an interview with C.S.Lewis right on this blog: Okay before you comment pointing out he’s dead, and I know he is let’s have a bit of fun and interview him see what he has to say about writing…. Me: Good morning Mr. …
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