Reading

The Alternate Summer Reading Plan – Thanks, Corona!
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I don’t know about you, but every summer I binge on fantasy, mystery, and creative memoirs, plus a romance here and there – books to read as I relax by the pool or lake on my days off, or while vacationing at the beach. This year however, I am finding myself tired of the summer reads, and August is not even over yet! After much reflection I realize now that I have been reading my summer list since I have been on lock down…

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Bringing It All Together: Reviewing Short Story Collections
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I love short story collections. They are compulsively easy to read, far more so than novels. I also like to think of them as introductions to authors I haven’t read before. Short stories are a great way to sample a writer’s style. Anthologies of short stories can be tricky to get right. Some are straight forward collections of a single author’s work. I tend to only buy these if I’m already familiar with the author through their other work, whether that be a novel or a separate short story that I read and enjoyed.

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Ah, Romance…What Makes a Love Trial Interesting?
Ah, Romance…What Makes a Love Trial Interesting? 1024 576 Reader Views

I need to preface this article by saying I’m not a big romance fan. I’d rather read about dragons than someone falling in love. That being said, I do enjoy a well-written love triangle from time to time.

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