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How to Have True Dialogue on the Internet

By Jamie | June 24, 2019
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“Should Roe v. Wade be overturned?,” was the question asked by one of my friends on Facebook the other day. Normally, I would have scrolled on past, sure that if I were to weigh in, it would become a raging inferno of disagreement, insults, and hurt. The divisiveness of our country scares me, but for…

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The Why’s and How’s of Dialogue in the Digital Age

By Jamie | March 17, 2019
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Say you’re scrolling down your Twitter feed, and you come across someone spouting something particularly opinionated, rude, or derogatory. Just a quick scan of their post reveals that it’s about something you heartily disagree with, and/or is expressed in such a prejudicial way that you immediately scroll past it. You think, “Why should I engage…

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Improvement on the way

By Jamie | January 4, 2019
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You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as frequently as I was in the past. This is due, in part, to a long bout of sickness at our house, marriage problems, the holidays and my full-time job as a book editor. But also, it’s because I’ve been rethinking the direction my blog should…

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Kiss of a Stranger

By Jamie | December 9, 2018
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Bronchitis is not fun, people, but coming “back to life” afterwards is. I’m recovering from a bout of it. The week before, I nursed my kids through croup, pink eye, and a cold. From recent experience, therefore, I can tell you: coughing up a lung is not good, but regaining energy and rejoining civilization is…

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Book Review and Deal: Brain on Fire is a Fascinating Read

By Jamie | October 9, 2016
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Oh boy, have I been reading like crazy lately…and busy!  I just finished Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. When I read non-fiction, which isn’t often, I love books like this. It was fascinating. What Is Brain on Fire About? Brain on Fire is the memoir of a young woman who…

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Three Book Reviews in One: The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

By Jamie | September 18, 2016
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This week, I give you three book reviews in one: The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime, and The Winner’s Kiss, all part of the Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. Altogether a rousing and emotional, if somewhat ponderous, speculative fantasy series about a young woman, Kestrel, who is the daughter of a general, the owner of…

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Book Reviews: Willowkeep and Winner’s Curse

By Jamie | August 28, 2016
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I read three books this past week, and wrote the first 4,000 words of another one of mine.  So, forgive me if I review more than one book in this post: Willowkeep by Julie Daines and Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. What Is Willowkeep About? It’s a Regency romance about a young woman who inherits a…

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Book Reviews and Deals: These Broken Stars and This Shattered World: Tidal Wave Reads

By Jamie | August 7, 2016
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I must start this book review by mentioning another book review site, The Book Smugglers, because it is from that site and its really good, in-depth reviews that I learned about These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. The book is sometimes called “Titanic in space” because the crash of a giant spaceship…

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Book Review: Echoes of Silence by Elana Johnson

By Jamie | July 24, 2016
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You guys. Have you read anything by Elana Johnson? She’s written almost thirty books, under either her name or the pen name Liz Isaacson. She’s local (i.e., Utah), super nice, and an awesome speaker. And her books are addictive. I just read Echoes of Silence by Elana, and it was not-put-downable. Here’s the blurb: Twenty-three-year-old…

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Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet — A Wow Read

By Jamie | July 7, 2016
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What Is Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet About? Reading a synopsis like this, what would you think? Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of…

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