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Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Title: Hello Me, It’s You
Author: Hannah Todd, Anonymous
Release date:
October 10th 2016
Format: eBook
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Posted in Tags & Awards

Suntag: The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

In honor of the 8th season of Gilmore Girls released very very soon on Netflix, I present you my take on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge!

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A few months ago, innocent and ignorant, I was reading posts on WordPress when something caught my eye. *suspense* My hero Kat @ Life and Other Disasters mentioned a TV show I had seen glimpses of over the years but always deemed a bit stupid. I know, I know! Don’t throw me virtual tomatoes just yet!!
Surprised that I had not even given a chance to this popular show, Kat urged me to watch. And it was the end of my free time for a few weeks. I binge-watched episodes faster than Lorelai can come up with witty remarks. And I don’t regret a thing. Gilmore Girls is TV show at its best and if you haven’t watched it yet, just get away from this page and go on Netflix!
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In Our Family Portrait We Look Pretty Happy…

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Title: A Suitable Lie
Author: Michael J. Malone
Publisher: Orenda Books
Release date:
August 5th 2016
Format: eBook
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she’s his perfect match, and she loves his son like he is her own. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it—a dangerous mistake that could cost him everything.

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Life In Words

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Descriptions of Heaven
by Randal Eldon Greene
Harvard Square Editions
Release Date: November 22, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-941861-27-1
140 pages
Available through Ingram, Baker, & Taylor, Brodart, Amazon, & bookstores everywhere

A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia’s cancer has returned.

On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors, Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying, and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside, Natalia paints, Robert writes, and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.

A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost, Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What’s next?

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Suntag: Celebrating The Little Things

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This has to be one of my favorite tags. There’s something in the air (or maybe on the news) that makes me want to spread the love. Thanks so much to Kat @ Life and Other Disasters for tagging me. I feel honored to be counted as one of her friends (*happy waffle dance*) I doubt you don’t already know her blog because it’s too good to miss, but in case a temporal paradox has prevented you from stumbling across her blog, go and check it right now!
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Extract: Descriptions of Heaven, Randal Eldon Greene

Today, I am excited to present you an extract from Descriptions of Heaven by Randal Eldon Greene!

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A linguist, a lake monster, and the looming shadow of death—news of an unknown creature in the New Bedford Lake coincides with news that Natalia’s cancer has returned.

On the shores of the lake in a strange house with many secret doors, Robert and his family must face the fact that Natalia is dying, and there is no hope this time. But they continue on; their son plays by the lakeside, Natalia paints, Robert writes, and all the while the air is thick with dust from a worldwide drought that threatens to come down and coat their little corner of green.

A lament for what is already lost and what is yet to be lost, Descriptions of Heaven leaves only one question to be asked: What’s next?

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Harvard Square Editions
Release Date: November 22, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-941861-27-1
Trade paperback and eBook formats
140 pages, $22.95
Available through Ingram, Baker, & Taylor, Brodart, Amazon, & bookstores everywhere

This is not my usual genre, but this story confirmed just how good it is to jump out of your comfort zone to discover new perspectives. There are a lot of questions in Descriptions of Heaven. Asked out loud, pondered over, lingering in the air when everyone is sleeping or busy.
Now before I can reveal all of my thoughts in a review on November 15th, here’s an extract from the novella! Continue reading “Extract: Descriptions of Heaven, Randal Eldon Greene”