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Four Ways To Develop An Idea: A NaNoWriMo Prompt

I didn’t like the actual prompt for developing an idea for four ways, unsurprisingly enough so I decided to adapt the prompt to ponder some of the thought experiments I am doing for my upcoming novel plan for this November. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Duke And I

The Duke And I, by Julia Quinn This book is where the Bridgerton saga begins, intriguingly enough with the oldest girl and fourth of the Bridgerton children, of whom there are eight, each of whom has their own novel where … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown, by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan One of the most telling aspects of this particular book is the way that the four couples in this book are so dependent on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

Lady Whistledown Strikes Back, by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan This book is made up of four romance novellas, and as a cooperative story there are definitely a great deal of common threads shared throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Offer From A Gentleman

An Offer From A Gentleman, by Julia Quinn The Bridgerton series has been known for its problematic portrayals of sexuality, and this book is no exception to that. This is lamentable, because although the heroine of this story is admittedly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Because Of Miss Bridgerton

Because of Miss Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn One of the cliches that is often a truth is that our families are often a great burden to our success in love and relationships. Yet it is also true that we are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cup Of Gold

Cup Of Gold: A Life Of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference To History, by John Steinbeck This is a strange book, but given that this was John Steinbeck’s first novel, it is not surprising that it should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bleaker House

Bleaker House:  Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World, by Nell Stevens Any fool can make a book–this book is evidence of that, as long as one has the right agent and editor who can piece together fragments … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Rule An Empire And Get Away With It

How To Rule An Empire And Get Away With It, by K.L. Parker I can see what this novel is trying to do. I think in the right hands, a good film could be made out of this book, with … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life: A Novel, by Mameve Medwed This is a mildly amusing novel about a neurotic woman whose unhappy and humdrum life is turned around by a trip to Antique Roadshows where she finds herself … Continue reading

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