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Making it official! Sign Here Today, November 1st, marks the start of NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month. As most of you know, I’ve been working on my first novel for over four years. From an online creative writing course through Wesleyan University, to research trips to Philadelphia, Newport and Boston, to crafting/…

Turn the Page and Move On

Connected through a shared love of reading. This past Friday, as the dust blew across the pages of my reading Kristin Hannah’s latest and greatest, Four Winds, (review to follow) another storm brewed on the pages of Facebook. One of the reading groups I regularly follow, Book Club Girls, run by Harper Collins, announced they…

Back Together & It Feels So Good

July 2021 - The NCL Bookends Recovene In-Person Meetings After 11 Months of Shutdown I'm not sure which lasted longer: the hugs for each arrival, the clouds for a beach day, or the book discussion. After eleven months apart, most of the members of my book club traveled down for a Cape Cod picnic and…

Book Store Road Trip

Indie Book Stores Rule! Many of you who follow me on Facebook know that I post Kindle specials on a regular basis. Why you might ask am I encouraging more dollars into the pocket of Amazon and Jeff Bezos when independent book stores have struggled, especially after 15 months of a global pandemic? First, there's…

Book Club Discussions

Based on Surveys Fielded September 2020 - April 2021 Opinion please... What's the best part of a memorable book club meeting? The wine served or the book discussion generated? Be honest. A glass, or two, of a good wine may get a discussion flowing, but for me, a successful meeting comes down to how many…

Bookmarked: Reviews Q1 2021

Winter Months + Car Travel + Vacation Days = Lots of Book Time A three week getaway to Florida jumpstarted my 2021 reading adventures. With a twenty-hour drive each way, plus some vacation days sitting on a beach and a few more winter nights cozied up in my reading nook spurred a prolific quarter of…