“Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” ― L. Frank Baum   Last week I finished two books with sad endings.   Life, death and love at 16   A teen and her bucket list   And both left me with not only a pile of tissues, but wondering about the impact of endings. Happy. Sad. Bittersweet. Unresolved. Is one better than the other? They all can work, but what really impresses me in a story is resilience.  Just… Read more »

Today is do-over day! Katie Mills, Nicole Ducleroir, Lydia Kang and D.L. Hammon are hosting the Deja Vu Blogfest:   The blogosphere will be chock full of past writing brilliance!  Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories!  All on display…the very same day…like no other time before.  Some of them will no doubt be familiar, well-deserving a second read, but a good many will be the first time you’ve seen them.  And it couldn’t be any easier… Read more »

If you love to read, then you know that there are treasures to be found within the pages of books.  Books entertain, inspire, and even change us. There are so many ways books can leave an imprint, but what about the imprint the reader leaves behind?     Forgotten Bookmarks is a collection of  interesting finds made by the author Michael Popek. By day, Michael Popek works in his family’s used bookstore. By night, he’s the voyeuristic force behind www.forgottenbookmarks.com, where… Read more »