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The Fall of Gondolin review

The Fall of Gondolin review

     Another Tolkien Victory There are two kinds of people in the JRR Tolkien world.  There are those who know his works well, and cannot wait until the next chapter of  the Silmarillion.  They will devour each and every word with grateful hearts… then there is everyone else who has no idea what a Silmarillion is. In ‘The Fall of Gondolin’, there are two wonderfully written narratives intertwined for 130 pages.  They are full of rich detail, making for…

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Texas Ranger review

Texas Ranger review

                Well Worth the Read I have to admit; Texas Ranger is my favorite James Patterson book of all time.  I have read many novels this past year that were kind of out there, with their unlikely heroes.  Not only are the characters in this book likeable and intriguing, but the story line is believable and compelling.  I also like the fact that this book captured my interest, and kept me riveted and…

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Do this but not that

Do this but not that

             Do this but not that! I can’t tell you how many mistakes I made while learning to write.  I guess I should have seen it coming… Mrs. Ware, my high school English teacher, always told me that there were great writers in this world… and then there was me (sigh). Here are a few of the tips I picked up over the years.   Hopefully they will keep you from making some of the many…

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Ode to a poem

Ode to a poem

 PO’EM, noun [Latin poema; Gr. to make, to compose songs.] 1. Literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature. 2. A quality of beauty and intensity of emotion regarded as characteristic of poems. 3. Something regarded as comparable to poetry in its beauty. (The English Oxford Living Dictionary) What is a poem? Whenever most people think of a…

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Write your book online for FREE!

Write your book online for FREE!

 Do you remember the first time you thought about writing a book?  You thought about the different things you would write about, and how many others might enjoy what you wrote.  Then you would think about how cool it would be for people to come up to you and say “Hey! You’re the one who wrote that book!” So, tell me something… why haven’t you started it yet?  You have been thinking about writing it since Moby Dick was…

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White Rose, Black Forest Review

White Rose, Black Forest Review

                Excellent Bedtime Book   When I first saw “White Rose, Black Forest,” it was described as a historical fiction novel.  When I started reading through it, I was quickly engrossed in the pages and had a hard time putting the book down.  The characters are so carefully defined, it’s as if you knew them. When Franka enters the black forest, she has but one thought in mind.  The war and the Gestapo…

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