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A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Hey Bloglandia, As part of my Summer Reading Mania, I decided to grab my copy of Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut from my overstuffed bookshelves. Well, more than just grab. I read it, too. Now, Vonnegut and I go way back. In high school, when my English teacher was trying to get me to read something … Continue reading A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

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Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

It's time for a new short story from yours truly! This one was inspired by The First Line Literary Journal's prompt "Mrs. Morris was too busy to die." How could I resist a line like that, right? The first draft for this one started off a bit slow. I had the Mrs. Morris character nailed … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death: August’s Featured Story

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Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games

After all the book sales, reading competitions, and hunting for book bargains lately, Finn McSpool decided it was time to take a break from all that smarty pants literary stuff and head out for a round of bagpiping-haggis-muching-caber-tossing fun. Luckily, the Portland Highland Games fit the bill to a T and they just happened to be … Continue reading Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games

My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains

Hello Book Junkies, I know what life's like if you're a hungry little bookworm. You loiter around book shops drooling over the new releases (which is why you've been known to bring a hanky to book shops). You pick up the books, peruse the description, then leap back in shock at the price. Then furtively … Continue reading My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains