Blog posts tagged "Anythink"

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Feb. 13, 2020 - 11:53 am
Just this morning, I finished the masterful comedic gem Dear Girls by Ali Wong. It was the perfect traveling book for a recent trip: short, digestible, hilarious and raunchy bits were sandwiched between heartfelt truths and gorgeous food descriptions. In fact, I would say at least a quarter of the...
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Jan. 23, 2020 - 11:27 am
There is a great Stephen King quotes that reads, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” It’s one of my favorite quotes to haul out when I’m talking to new writers because it contains so much truth: if you are wanting to write a book, then you need to be...
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Jan. 16, 2020 - 2:19 pm
If you’re a Parks and Rec fan like I am, you know all about Galentine’s Day. The idea is proposed in Episode 16 of Season Two of the show, when Leslie humorously chooses that day to lavish love on the women that she loves, is the proposal that instead of Valentine’s Day (which can be depressing for...
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Jan. 02, 2020 - 12:02 pm
Ever get that feeling when you finish a book that you want to read something drastically different, something fresh? I know the feeling well. I remember feeling this at the end of October (a month when I only read creepy books). I was desperate for something – anything – different. For many of us...
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Oct. 31, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Hallmark Christmas movies have arrived! Beginning Oct. 25 (which seems ludicrously early), you can watch all of the Hallmark Christmas movies that your candlelight-loving,-marshmallow heart can take. However, did you know you can check out or order most of the books that inspired the movies before ...
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Oct. 17, 2019 - 1:58 pm
You see them at parties. You see them in pictures. You see them on Christmas cards. Suddenly, they are everywhere and yet most of the year they are nowhere, buried in the back of the closet until they burst out in glorious tackiness.  They are garish. They are loud. They hurt your eyes. They are...
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Sep. 19, 2019 - 1:59 pm
It starts with the whisper of an idea; a concept, an inspiration, a fresh take on something that has already been done. Perhaps it’s something you’ve seen, or a song that you heard. Perhaps you’ve read something and thought “I can do better.” Perhaps you’ve read something and thought, “What great...
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Sep. 03, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Halloween season is here and I, for one, am ready for it. My family lives for trick-or-treating, Halloween costumes, pumpkin patches, copious amounts of candy and flickering candles. To help set the ominous atmosphere, I decided years ago that I would only read creepy books for the entirety of...
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Aug. 01, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Stranger Things doesn’t hold back when it comes to its blatant love of Dungeons and Dragons (commonly called D&D); in fact, some would argue that the hit show is its own version of D&D – it certainly seems to play out that way. At the end of the last season, one character leaves a small...
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Jun. 25, 2019 - 11:43 am
Almost one year ago, I bought my husband the most expensive anniversary gift in our 15-year history: a single pair of sunglasses. He couldn’t understand why I had made him drive to a park, hike in and stand under a bunch of trees just to open his present. Then he opened the box, one marked Enchroma...

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