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Creativity in Fiction and Life

Some of my blog posts are planned out--for example, the one I wrote at the end of the year about my favorite reads from 2017. Others are more spontaneous, born from my thoughts during the day. This post is of the latter type, and four different occurrences have brought it about. First-- I moved to… Continue reading Creativity in Fiction and Life

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Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a book tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and this week's theme is yummy-sounding food from books. Isn't it crazy how the description of food in books will set your mouth to watering? Or maybe you read about a food that you'd love to try because of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

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My Obsession with Book (and Personality) Quizzes

One of my weird side obsessions is taking personality quizzes. If I see one that looks slightly fun and interesting on Pinterest or other social media, I’m all over it. I’m sure that my family and friends are tired of getting all the quizzes I send them. At least, they’re not as enthusiastic as I… Continue reading My Obsession with Book (and Personality) Quizzes

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Even MORE Reasons to Like Samwise Gamgee

Every time I read The Lord of the Rings, I find more literary treasures to enjoy, hidden within the prose, the setting, and the characters. When I reread the series this past January, I particularly noticed qualities in the loyal hobbit Samwise Gamgee which made me like him even more than I already had. If you've read… Continue reading Even MORE Reasons to Like Samwise Gamgee