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Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours and via Netgalley Black Bird of the Gallows, by Megan Kassel, is a haunting modern-day fable. Millennia ago, magic existed, a force to be reckoned with. It was purged from the land, though, and man’s memory of what was faded. Humans have such short memories.… Read More Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Megan Kassel

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Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Smith’s short memoir Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey is an exploration of one man’s drive to create, and the inspirations he found to do so. Smith admits a favouring of mathematics and hard science over writing, finding the latter confusing in its more chaotic nature. Writing… Read More Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

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Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review Constance Maynard is 92, and living in the Lindell assisted living home. When we meet her, she is druggy with prolonged Ambien use, and being cared for by the 50-something Eunice, and the 20-something Sam. Most of the story follows the independent-minded Constance as she… Read More Book Review: Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

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Book Review: The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review   “You killed him! You killed my brother!” I loved the opening line of Gleason’s latest Stoker and Holmes novel. Even if this were my first foray into the series, I would be hooked from those first lines alone. Whose brother? Why were they killed? The… Read More Book Review: The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason

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Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde

***This book was reviewed for Sourcebooks- Jabberwocky via Netgalley *Words are… tears of the sun, given shape.    Words are… Awen manifest; fruit of the soul.        Words are… arbitrary symbols of communication. Patricia Forde’s The List is a clarion call for the future, echoing the lessons of Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium. Set in a post-apocalyptic future… Read More Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde

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Book Review: Stillwell by Michael Phillip Cash

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Paul’s wife Allison has succumbed to cancer after a long hard fight. He is grieving still, but time waits for no one. During the final days of her illness, their three children stayed with aunt and grandparents. Now they’ve returned home, forcing Paul to engage in life again.… Read More Book Review: Stillwell by Michael Phillip Cash

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Book Review: Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

***This book was reviewed by independent request.   Meredith’s Reflections of Queen Snow White is an alchemical expansion of the beloved children’s fairytale ‘Snow White’. Decades have passed since Prince Charming woke Snow White, and her wicked stepmother was overthrown. The wedding of Snow White’s daughter Raven is approaching, but all Snow White can think… Read More Book Review: Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

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Weekly Recap: July 1st to 8th

It’s been a long week. Missed having a full day off work, which threw my recharge off. I definitely need two days off with the ability to just relax for the most part now. That wasn’t necessarily the case six short months ago. However, we did see an amazing play Thursday- The Curious Incident of… Read More Weekly Recap: July 1st to 8th

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Book Review: The Goddess You by Jeanne Street

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite   The Goddess You, by Jeanne Street, is a culmination of her personal experiences learning to work with Spirit. She has distilled these lessons into twelve distinct principles. Throughout the course of the book Street gives practical exercises, journal prompts, and anecdotal stories.   Being a metaphysicist, as… Read More Book Review: The Goddess You by Jeanne Street

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Book Review: Bathing Strictly Prohibited by Michael Rhodes

***This book was reviewed for Troubadour Publishing Limited via Netgalley   Bathing Strictly Prohibited is a beautiful, haunting collection of poetry, whose language evokes times long past, breathing shape to the ephemeral. The poems are divided into two categories- places, and moments. Some of my favourites were Dawn in the Alps, On the site of… Read More Book Review: Bathing Strictly Prohibited by Michael Rhodes