ICYMI: The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison Review

The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison

Last year, I read The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison. The novel is now available in paperback (it was only available via ebook before) so I wanted to repost my review. Warning: clear your schedule because once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. Every good book has a point of no return. […]

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6 Books To Help Channel Your Inner Child

6 Books to Help Channel Your Inner Child-I'm Not the Nanny

The leaves are starting to change and the air is definitely chilly. Our carefree summer days are over until next year. I enjoy my fall back to school routine, but it’s good to find time to relax and release some stress during these busy months. Being the book lover than I am, I turn to […]

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Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician by Charlie N Homberg

Who doesn’t love being whisked away into a new world just by opening a book? The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg not only transported into its magical world, I didn’t want to leave. I finished the novel in one day! A recent graduate of the London’s Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an […]

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5 Diverse Banned Books You Should Read #WeNeedDiverseBooks

5 Diverse Banned Books You Should Read #WeNeedDiverseBooks-From Left to Write

All this week the American Library Association (ALA) is calling attention to censorship with Banned Books Week. Every year, they compile a list of books that communities have attempted to remove (ban) from their schools or public libraries. You’d be surprised how many communities succeed in banning books. As a parent, I understand the importance […]

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Book Club Feature: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Our second book club read for September comes from Christos Tsiolkas, Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Slap.  From Left to Write members are reading his newest novel Barracuda (Hogarth), a story about a young athlete’s coming of age: Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the […]

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Review: Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

Now that I have a Kindle, I find myself easily swayed by those $1.99 ebook promotions. Amazon is smart with those impulse buys! Earlier this month, I impulsively Nightwings by Robert Silverberg, which won a Hugo Award in 1969 for best novella.  The e-book from Open Road Media has an illustrated biography Silverberg along with photos. He’s […]

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