#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Poisonwood Bible

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram welcomes THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver! If you follow this series, you’ll know that last week, I talked about how I’m not a “literary” reader or writer. So when someone suggested reading this book, I was wary. I had only one previous encounter with a Kingsolver novel (Prodigal Summer), and though I loved…

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Strong and Fearless: An Interview with Kristin Smith

One of the beautiful benefits of this interview series is that each interview has the power to bring authors and readers together as well as connect me with new-to-me authors. Shortly after I ran an interview with Charissa Weaks, an email arrived in my inbox from author Kristin Smith, a “former Pitch Wars mentor who…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Bel Canto

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for this week showcases BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett. I knew from an early age that I was not a “literary” reader or writer. While I’m drawn to words and how they are arranged, I’m also drawn to stories with engaging plotlines. The books don’t need to be action packed, per se, but something…

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The Waiting Game

Merriam Webster defines waiting game as “a strategy in which one or more participants withhold action temporarily in the hope of having a favorable opportunity for more effective action later.” And while Alzheimer’s will never result in a “favorable opportunity for more effective action later,” nor is there strategy involved, as I sit with my…

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