Category Archives: Good Reads

Steampunk Revealed: Part II

It appears that steampunk has moved from the literary into films, clothing, hairstyles, jewelry, and rock bands. On, bands from The Aeronauts and The Clockwork Dolls to Pocketwatch and The Unextraordinary Gentlemen are listed, among hundreds. Associations, clubs, websites, … Continue reading

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Writing: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

At the New Year, writers always resolve to write more. That’s a given for me. Other than that, I’m not going to get squishy about all the other resolutions I probably ought to make. In retrospect, 2014 was generally a … 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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No Garden-Variety Romance!

So you think you know about Romance? Boy meets girl, falls for girl, marries girl. While reading and reading up on the “Romance” genre, I’ve had some real eye-opening moments, or, eye-popping moments. Holy cow! Romance plots are fairly straightforward, … Continue reading

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