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Book Talk: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book is not what you would think it is. It’s fabulous, disturbing at times, and profoundly moving.


This novel is captivating from the get-go. After reading the title, you will immediately think of Elizabeth Taylor, but it’s not what you would think. The character of Evelyn Hugo is so beautifully created, fractured, flawed, yet profoundly wise. The author, Taylor Jenkins Reid has done a beautiful job at creating this character. 

 

[Reading Time: 5 minutes]

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5 ways you can help your favorite author

It’s only now that I am in the writing and publishing sphere that I understand the importance of supporting authors. For a change, I was not asked for a free copy of my book. Instead, this absolute stranger asked how she could help me. So far I was only asked about getting free copies of my book, so I have a solid answer ready. But when asked how she could help me, that took me by surprise. I didn’t know what to say so I just fumbled a meek response that maybe she could buy my book and review it. Whether she buys my books or not this sure got me thinking how important it is that we support the authors whose books give us company on many occasions.

 

[Reading Time: 7 minutes]

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Book Talk: Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection

I thoroughly enjoy short stories, and this anthology has some gems. With over twenty titles of short stories from the last 25 years, this provides an ideal collection for the discerning listener. If you enjoy old-fashioned story-telling, you are in for a treat, and the narrators had done justice to the stories they have lent their voices.

[Reading Time: 2 minutes]

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The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman

The Velvet Hours is a captivating story inspired by the real-life ‘time capsule’ apartment in Paris of Marthe de Florian that had remained untouched for 70 years. I remember reading about this some time back. The author Allison Richman has done a brilliant job weaving a fictional story of what she imagined would be the answer to the many questions that were opened with this ‘time capsule’ apartment. 

[Reading Time: 5 minutes]

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All Thingz Bookish Reading Challenge 2017

With all the goal setting talk going around everywhere include this site, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. There is so much that needs to be done, but then I remembered that that includes reading books. The planner in me is always happy to take out all those sticky notes and get down to it. 

 

[Reading Time: 3 minutes]

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