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Book Review: Jane Austin,Obstinate Heart by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

Jane Austin is by far my favorite author, which is surprising since she isn’t my typical genre of book. It still can remember my emotions the first time I read Pride and Prejudice. I was completely captured. Her humor and wit inspire me. So when I came across this biography, I was excited to learn… Continue reading Book Review: Jane Austin,Obstinate Heart by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

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Book Review: Astray by J.F. Rogers

Astray by J.F. Rogers is a young adult Christian fantasy fiction book. The main character, Fallon, is an orphan who receives an amulet on her seventeenth birthday from a neglectful and abusive grandmother. The artifact leads her through a portal to a mythical realm in which she learns that her mother is still alive and… Continue reading Book Review: Astray by J.F. Rogers

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Book Review: Heart Song by Annie Douglass Lima

Heart Song is a well-written teen science fiction novel about space colonization. The protagonist is a thirteen-year-old orphan girl who is part of a space colonization program to build the first base on a planet outside our solar system. The action starts in the first chapter in which things go wrong, and she ends up… Continue reading Book Review: Heart Song by Annie Douglass Lima

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Book Review: Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

Why have I never heard of this book before!!! Seriously one of the best books I have EVER read, and I downloaded it on Kindle for free as a lark. This book was written in the 1920 and should be included on the lists of classics that everyone should read. From the first sentence of… Continue reading Book Review: Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

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Book Review: All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson

All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson is a young adult science fiction novel. Amy is a sixteen-year-old girl whose father shoves her into the dome-locked world of New Lithisle with coding to stop the dome from collapsing. She doesn’t realize this is his purpose since she was raised by her mother and community to… Continue reading Book Review: All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson

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Book Review: How Fiction Works by James Wood

How Fiction Works apparently thinks of itself as the modern replacement for E.M Forester’s Aspects of the Novel and debates with that classic continually. Though this book has some good observations, it is quite a bit more academic and gives higher value to high literature that I am confident I would not enjoy by his… Continue reading Book Review: How Fiction Works by James Wood

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Book Review: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin is a fantastic book, but don’t read it thinking it will teach you how to write a novel. Instead, read Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith to learn how to take an idea from an outline… Continue reading Book Review: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin