Category Archives: Book Review

We Write What We Know…or Not

We write what we know (or see or hear). That’s the writer’s motto cliché. It’s true. In looking back at all my writing, I can see that there’s a bit of me in everything, published or not. Not major things, … Continue reading

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Outlander Captivates Me!

I do not have time to read 850-page books. I barely get through my monthly book club books. I need to write. My garden beckons. I have Master Gardener and Redwood Writers obligations. Oh, and there’s my husband, my house, … Continue reading

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The Girls of Atomic City

It took author Denise Kiernan seven years of research and interviews to finally write and publish her 2013 book The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. Kiernan weaves a fascinating and … Continue reading

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Genius and Idiocy

I just finished two books, almost simultaneously, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Hearbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. The former gets two thumbs up from me and the latter two thumbs down. Narrated by Death, … Continue reading

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Sandy’s Book Favorites in 2013

Four facts influence my reading habit: (1) I’m in a book club; I have to read. (2) I’m an author: the more one reads, the better one writes. (3) I simply love to read, always have, always will. (4) I … Continue reading

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Colorea Mi Jardîn Coloring Book Surprises!

It was both shocking and thrilling to open my new coloring book Color My Garden, no, Colorea Mi Jardîn, and see the Spanish words! I’ve long wanted to have my gardening books for kids translated into Spanish, and now, I’ve … Continue reading

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Platform and Social Media, What?

Platform and Social Media–two concepts I never heard of until about four, five years ago. Very mysterious to me in the realm of writers. I knew what a political platform was with its various “planks” but I couldn’t grasp what … Continue reading

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