Did you know that Goodreads has a list of 28,871 books that its users have said should be made into movies, the top ten of which are all YA titles? They are: City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare Marked,…

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face of a teenage girl looking up, towards the words "if i stay"

What would you do if you were a teenage girl–one of those amazing ones that really gets along with their parents–and the only survivor of a car wreck that killed them and the rest of your family? What if you survived the wreck, but just barely, and you’re somehow conscious, in an out-of-body way, and…

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Book cover of Passage by Connie Willis: several progressively smaller archways leading to a picture of a woman in old-time clothes half-submerged in water

Connie Willis continues to be one of my favorite science fiction authors, in part because she writes about time travel without making it convoluted and difficult. There’s nothing like reading some time travel books to make me feel stupid because I can’t keep all the timelines straight. The other books I’ve read by her–Doomsday Book…

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Ketogenic Diet: How to Lose Weight Without Starving Yourself, Even If You're a Complete Beginner book cover, w/avocado salmon appetizers

As I’ve mentioned before, my family and I have been on the keto diet for the past few years, primarily because my husband has IBS and was pre-diabetic (even though he’s a sugar nazi). His functional medicine doctor recommended that he go on keto as a way of lowering his blood sugar and ameliorating some…

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been writing for many years. Professionally, I’ve written hundreds if not thousands of blog posts, magazine articles, newsletters, white papers, product web pages, etc. and edited many more, plus a few books. And on the side, I’ve written fiction for seven years now. I have four complete manuscripts–all in the…

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I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel like mine and my family’s eating habits have changed since we’re home 99% of the home under pandemic isolation. Obviously, I’m tempted to eat more frequently because the pantry and fridge are RIGHT THERE. And when I cook dinner, I’ve tried to be more purposeful about…

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cover of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild video game

I’ve played Zelda in its various incarnations for years, since Nintendo 64, always playing 100% through the games. So it wasn’t a surprise to me that I loved this game, with a few caveats. Want the details? Read on… Awesome Gameplay The gameplay was awesome: For me, that means there’s enough of a challenge defeating…

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