Of Spells & Coffee by Alaina Wolfgaard: Chapter 2

When I say best friend, I meant my dog, Roxy. She was a short but stout blue healer and I was picking her up at the gym because that’s where the guy that I have “dog sit” goes to work out. Today, I’d be picking Roxie up and going to run errands with her. I…

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The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

Another book focusing on southern charm and mystery is this book. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens. Set in Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas much as the blue ridge mountains, this book is lush with the fragrances of summer time in the deep south. The story focuses on the main character, Amelia Gray, who works…

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

We’re going to start off our first book review with one that mixes a few different genres together to get a work of the epitome of southern charm and mystery – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  Right away, the first thing I notice about this book is that it has the somewhat…

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Alaina’s 2018 Reading List

Last year my goal for reading was modest – it was only a goal to read 10 books. Which I succeeded in completing and actually ended up reading about 13 books for 2017. For 2018, I wanted something that was a little more realistic so I increased my reading goal from 10 to 20. Mind…

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Reality versus fiction

I think I’ve pretty well decided that I am going to be going to graduate school and working on writing my books in my free time. The problem arises when I have two jobs and try to juggle that with writing and homework projects. It may not happen right-away but the goal is there. Graduate…

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When to pursue money or passion?

The title is today’s question. My anxiety has been through the roof lately with decisions on whether to go to graduate school (simply for a better paying job) versus pursing my passon (and thus, probably being poor). Anyone in society knows that only the very few (and very lucky) can have it both ways these…

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reading

What is with people reading books at a seemingly super human speed? Right now, I am steadily working on reading a 500+ book (Outlander, as mentioned previously) and even though I have spent every spare waking moment reading the damn book, I am only about 20% into it. Someone at my work stated that they…

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Joy & Interests

When I was a young teenager (literally around 12/13) I got involved in a deep and ardent love affair. With books. And fearing that this is going to be a lame blog post, I must also mention that my Dad is really the one who introduced me to reading as a hobby. I still remember…

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