Written Word

November is National Novel Writing Month

It’s official. I am going to write a novel and I am going to do it in 30 days. Yep. 30 days. I joined NaNoWriMo which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge to writers to write their novel in 30 days, or more specifically, to write 50 thousand words. It …

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Books circling the words: Book Discussion Series: The Complete Persepolis

Book Discussion Series: The Complete Persepolis

If you decide to buy the book, you can support my work by using one of the affiliate links in this post. It will cost you nothing extra, but I will get a little something. Thank you! The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi was my introduction to the graphic novel genre. Of course I read …

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books surrounding the text: 9 simple tips for better book club discussions

9 Simple Tips for Better Book Club Discussions

Do you want to get more out of your book club discussions? I sat through many book club discussions where we just went around the room and said whether we liked the book and why. While I enjoyed these meetings because I met several wonderful book-loving people. I read great, and not so great, books, …

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrate your Freedom to Read

Have you read The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, or To Kill a Mockingbird? If so, you’ve read a banned book. Congratulations! The American Library Association promotes awareness of challenges to our right to read everyday, but the last week of September is a time to celebrate our freedom to read with Banned Books Week. School …

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