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Paying the Bills with Words: Andi Miller-Dunn’s Writing Life

Please meet the awesome Andi Miller-Dunn, the woman with my dream job! I recently interviewed Andi for a profile feature story for my Magazine & Feature Writing course. I learned so much about her and am grateful for her assistance with this project. She wears many hats: wife, mother, reader, writer, instructor, runner, crafter…AND she… Continue reading Paying the Bills with Words: Andi Miller-Dunn’s Writing Life

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Readathon Hour 2 Mini-Challenge: Our Bookish Childhoods

READATHON HOUR 2 MINI-CHALLENGE: OUR BOOKISH CHILDHOODS If you’re like me, you can’t remember what life was like before you learned how to read. (And you probably don’t want to.) We bookworms have been doing this so long it’s as natural as breathing. Some of us learned young, others learned later in life, but we… Continue reading Readathon Hour 2 Mini-Challenge: Our Bookish Childhoods

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The Importance of the Long-Distance Book Buddy Read (LDBBR)

An admission about me: I don’t allow anything to get between me and my love of reading.  Few things in this world have enough power to convince me that putting my reading aside is a good idea.  I am a certified book-crazy person, who might unintentionally come across as someone who’s any or all of… Continue reading The Importance of the Long-Distance Book Buddy Read (LDBBR)

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Wordsmith Wednesdays

Happy Wednesday bookish folk! I don’t know why, but my Wednesdays are typically characterized by a sluggish mind and mood. Maybe this new Wordsmith Wednesday feature will cheer me up a bit. I created it in order to emphasize and enjoy some beautifully written passages in literature of all genres. I hope you find something… Continue reading Wordsmith Wednesdays

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Update: 2015 Reading Challenge Continues

Hello fellow bookies! Spring officially began a few weeks ago and the 2015 Reading Challenge is springing ahead, albeit not with as much steam as I’d hoped. (I still don’t know how to sit down and read for six hours straight, but I’m working on it…) I think I’m still doing pretty well staying on… Continue reading Update: 2015 Reading Challenge Continues

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The Seven Deadly (OK, not so deadly) Sins of The Reader

We Avid Readers must face the music when it comes to our habits and lifestyles as bookish people. Sometimes we book-crazies participate in BAD BOOKISH BEHAVIOR that outwardly shames us but inwardly rewards us. Book offenses include and are NOT limited to: racking up small fines on our overdue library books (while complaining about that… Continue reading The Seven Deadly (OK, not so deadly) Sins of The Reader

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Update: 2015 Reading Challenge is off to a great start!

Hey guys! Lo and behold, it appears that 2015 is off to a great reading start! I can’t believe I’ve already knocked out 4 (mostly great) books this year. Here’s my progress so far, with updates and more to come! 8) a funny book: “My Horizontal Life,” Chelsea Handler (borrowed copy) 11) a book with… Continue reading Update: 2015 Reading Challenge is off to a great start!