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Book Review: They Said This Would Be Fun by Eternity Martis

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Book Review: They Said This Would Be Fun by Eternity Martis Check out They Said This Would Be Fun An incredibly informative and raw account of one woman’s experience of race and racism in a predominantly white Canadian city, and a look at the ways in which this experience is

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Book Review: A Womb in the Shape of a Heart by Joanne Gallant

A Womb in the Shape of a Heart

Book Review: A Womb in the Shape of A Heart https://youtu.be/ahNEFvrIOU8 Check out A Womb in the Shape of A Heart Joanne Gallant’s beautiful memoir about motherhood and miscarriage is raw and vulnerable, with such power infused throughout. I was completely blown away. An insightful and brave read, perfect for

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Book Review: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

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Book Review: The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais https://youtu.be/_eYeB3zBJvs Check out Witches of Moonshyne Manor Such a delightful romp of a book! I was hesitant going in, as it seemed quite different from the books I usually read and love, but decided to give it a try. A

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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

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Book Review: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt https://youtu.be/mj2MHNGLohQ Check out Remarkably Bright Creatures The type of book it’s hard to put down. Charming and tender, with characters who’ll work their way into your heart and make you much more interested in marine biology! This endearing tale is full

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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult https://youtu.be/94hIsXTPL-4 Check out Wish You Were Here This book pulled me in and took me away. I was so involved in the lives of the characters, to the point where I was unreasonably upset about some aspects of this story –

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Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Book Cover for Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars Check out Where the Forest Meets the Stars I opened this book knowing nothing about it but the fact that I love the author’s nature photos on Instagram and what you see on the cover, including the first few words of the

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Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

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Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Check out Black Cake Expansive and tender, Black Cake is perfect for book clubs. A page-turner written mostly in vignettes that flit from past to present, person to person, it also allows moments for quiet contemplation. It’s an exploration of the intermixing of

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Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May

Wahala by Nikki May

Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May Check out Wahala May writes with sharp perception of the roles of women, the struggle, the striving, the dissatisfaction, and the longing for something more—that greener grass. When really, the grass you have is probably what you wanted all along—it’s just sometimes hard to

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Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Check out Apples Never Fall An engaging and intriguing exploration of the dynamics of family, along with generational pain and expectation. Moriarty’s characterization is amazing! Each character, each voice, so well-developed and explored, absolutely leaping from the page. I feel this book

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Querying Agents: Part Two – Refining Your Pitch, and Getting Some Movement

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Querying Agents: Part Two - Refining Your Pitch, and Getting Some Movement For the first part of this post, visit: How to Research a Literary Agent My guess is every author has a somewhat different process on what point of the writing and revising process they start researching agents, butKeep Reading ...

 

 

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