War Forgery & Magical Sanctuaries  - Book Reviews: The Witness, Fablehaven, Blueprint for a Book, Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life

A rare thing has happened: I may have found a new favorite author.  It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed fantasy, much less a middle grade fantasy series, but after stumbling on Brandon Mull via my research on another author named Brandon, I’ve devoured his books in a way that I haven’t done in …

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Forging Souls & Failing Your Way to Success: July 2022 Book Reviews — Educated, David & Goliath, Little House in the Big Woods, The Emperor’s Soul, The Undoing Project

Sad fact of life: Everything has a cost. That includes both good and bad things. And the best (read: most interesting) stories, fiction or nonfiction, reflect that reality. That’s what this last month’s random collection of reads reinforced. From a book about how the so-called “underdogs” may actually have strengths that the “giants” aren’t aware …

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Religion, Psychology, (& A Puppy) - June 2022 Book Reviews: The Robe, The Chosen 2, Schopenhauer’s Porcupines, A Puppy Called Aero

Anyone up for a little religion and psychology this month? Those are the topics covered in the books I read in June, anyway. It was definitely a much lighter-than-usual reading month, and yet I still somehow managed to knock out enough books to put on the TBR board. (Thanks, audiobooks!) So here we go, deep …

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Love, War, & Rabbits-Monthly Book Reviews: Can’t Hurt Me, A Man Called Ove, Watership Down, The Reason, Etc.

 Since I discovered the wonder of listening to audiobooks while doing art, I’ve been able to get back into “reading” fiction a lot more than usual.  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t still read nonfiction. In this month’s set of featured books, I cover three memoirs — by a girl saved from suicide by a (literal) …

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Afraid The Evil Trolls of DOOM Will Discover Your DEEP, DARK Secret?

“When nothing goes right…go left.” —Anonymous Has anyone trolled you lately? Insulted your intelligence? Mocked your ideas? Perhaps you’re feeling insecure because they touched on (or nearly touched on) some shameful flaw you’ve got hidden in a closet somewhere? It sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to deal with the insults and the …

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