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Giveaway AND Liking the Unlikable Character

Liking the Unlikable Skinny Me

In consuming movies, television and novels, I’ve often found myself liking an unlikable character. They’re interesting, they’re intriguing, they’re insightful. There is something within them that just begs to be understood or that creates delight in being reviled, something that’s distasteful but curious. I was going to list some ‘unlikables’

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Video Book Chat: All Fall Down

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner Check out All Fall Down A book to make us contemplate the hidden lives people live, the choices we make, and how easy it can be to not live in a way that brings us joy. Author’s Website: http://jenniferweiner.com/books/all-fall-down ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!   Giveaway Ends

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Video Book Chat: Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

Charlene Carr's Book Review of Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice by William Styron Check out Sophie's Choice An in depth, intricately written exploration of guilt, loneliness, and the complexities of human life and sorrow. Truly a masterpiece. In the words of Styron: "A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. YouKeep Reading ...

Video Book Chat: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova Check out Still Alice A beautiful and terrifying read that takes you on a journey through the degeneration of a human mind. Author’s Website: lisagenova.com  

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An Interview with the Author: Skinny Me

Skinny Me Charlene Carr

An Interview with the Author: I’ve had a number of readers ask me questions about Skinny Me and the A New Start series in general. So to answer those questions for others who may have similar ones … Q: How did you come up with the story of Skinny Me? A:

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Video Book Chat: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Book Review of Wally Lamb's We Are Water

We Are Water by Wally Lamb   Check out We Are Water An intricate, complex story: at times disturbing, at times beautiful. Author’s Website: http://www.wallylamb.net/

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Video Book Chat: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty     Check out Big Little Lies An incredibly honest story with characters who aren’t always likable but are full of thoughts and experiences that are highly relatable! Author’s Website For more on how Big Little Lies affected me personally, allowing me to gain

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Video Book Chat: The Teacher by Meg Gray

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The Teacher by Meg Gray   Check out The Teacher A sweet, heartwarming, clean, contemporary romance with characters you’ll root for! http://www.meggraybooks.com/books/7-2/

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Stories are powerful.

stories are powerful

Stories are powerful. This is a truth I’ve believed for years because I’ve experienced it. As a child, the books I read took me out of my own world, my own fears, my own pain, and allowed me to find myself in other worlds. Worlds that, despite their inherent dangers, were

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Let Go of the Past

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It’s so easy to let the past cripple and define us. We hold onto experiences, beliefs, and heartache, thinking those things are still real, that they have control over us. But they don’t, unless we let them. Many readers of my novel, Skinny Me, focus on the main character’s weight loss journey

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