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Mini Book Reviews! And More Photos -- of Volkswagens!

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ini book reviews! This was an idea I got a while ago from Zan Marie's blog , for when we've read a lot of books that we've loved, but don't have time for in-depth reviews. In between my reread of the Outlander series, two brilliant books I've read recently are: The Actual Star by Monica Byrne "David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler’s Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) spins a brilliant multigenerational saga spanning two thousand years, from the collapse of the ancient Maya to a far-future utopia on the brink of civil war. The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents —telling three powerful tales a thousand years apart, all of them converging in the same cave in the Belizean jungle. Braided together are the stories of a pair of teenage twins who ascend the throne ofa Maya kingdom; a young American woman on a trip of self-discovery in Belize; and two dangerou

Books Read List, New Zealand Book, and the Sinkholes of Life

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ooks! and sinkholes... I'm having some real problems with my Books Read list below; Blogger is playing up and not letting me add to the list, choose the order of the list, or correct items that are already on there. I need to correct the entry for Cross Stitch -- I didn't end up reading Cross Stitch but got a copy of the original, unadulterated version Outlander instead, and rereading that (luckily!). I'm hoping to blog about my rereads soon! Other additions to the list are as follows: The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (reread) Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (reread) Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (reread) The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (reread) Baby-sitters Club Super Special 11: Baby-sitters Remember by Ann M Martin Baby-sitters Club Friends Forever 1: Everything Changes by Ann M Martin Baby-sitters Little Sister: Karen's Little Sister by Ann M Martin Baby-sitters Little Sister: Karen's Birthday by Ann

IWSG Day, Kait Nolan Release, and Travel Photos!

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ello to another Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! Insecure Writer's Support Group A database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! #IWSG Website / Facebook Group / Twitter  / Book Club Reedsy Discount /  Past Issues Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragem

Vacationing at Home Part 2! A Photo Collage

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acationing at home, part 2! View from our hotel Mont Blanc! View of the Alps on one side... ...and the Jura mountains on the other! Apple orchards Tiramisu! What kind of hotel was it? It was the Bowling Hotel! The younger one's first time bowling! He had a blast! On another day, we went back to the old cemetery in Celigny Richard Burton rests here Oops. Extra shot of some nearby fields It was a rainy day! Alistair Maclean also rests here Gorgeous! What kinds of fun places are in your neighbourhood?