Category Archives: reading

The Real Reason Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol By John Broich

After a particularly bleak year, millions in the English-speaking world and beyond will seek some comfort by watching a converted miser in a nightshirt, skipping about as light as a feather. “Whoop! Hallo! …What’s to-day my fine fellow?” Published 173 … Continue reading

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Review of Killers of the Flower Moon

  David Grann’s, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I., is a gripping account of an event in the history of one of the richest Native American tribes in the United States. When … Continue reading

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Review of Sandpiper Cove

  In Irene Hannon’s Sandpiper Cove, Adam Stone must report an act of vandalism to the police. Because he’s an ex-con, this is the last thing he wants to do but when Hope Harbor’s police chief Lexie Graham (a woman … Continue reading

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5 Author Friendships That Make Us Jealous Zach Locascio

Did you know these authors were friends?   Great artists often work alone, but some form symbiotic relationships with their contemporaries. These relationships often help inspire amazing works through mentoring or editing each other. All friendships below are composed of literary giants … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis on Reading Well, Part 1

I have learned that whenever C. S. Lewis weighs in on a subject, I’d better pay attention. He’s not always right, of course, but he is always wise and thought provoking. This is true of everything that Lewis wrote on … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King, and William Faulkner

  “I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that … Continue reading

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The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries by Sarah Laskow

We asked some of our favorite libraries: What’s the oldest item in your collection? When you start to think about the oldest books that a library might hold, there are any number of rabbit holes you can fall down. What’s … Continue reading

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