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Decoding the Unique Elements of Crime Thrillers: What Sets Them Apart from Other Genres
What makes a crime thriller different from other genres? This is a question that can spark a bunch of ideas among avid readers and movie goers. Generally, when we open ourselves up to the world of literature, we embrace a plenitude of genres, each wi...
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Honouring the 80th Anniversary of D-Day
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the tragic events of World War II now known as D-Day. Here is a scene I wrote about it in Love Overseas.Juno Beach, FranceJune 6, 1944Leonard stood where the beach rose to meet the grasslands, his feet still wet fr...
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What are some common themes in family drama?
In the world of storytelling, I always seem to be drawn to the assorted themes in family drama. They’re intriguing and relatable. From old soap operas to modern-day novels and films, these recurring motifs have colored our perception of family relati...
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Exploring the Effects of a Dysfunctional Family: Understanding the Impact on Mental Health
Have you ever experienced a family game night that ended with a shouting match over Monopoly? Or maybe a holiday dinner where the turkey wasn't the only thing getting roasted? Well, you are likely familiar with some of the hallmarks of a dysfunctiona...
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Novellas: What They Are and Why You Should Read Them
Have you ever started a book that seemed interesting, but then gotten intimidated by its sheer size? Or maybe you never started that really fat book you saw, because you knew you'd never finish it. Or maybe you finished a short story and wished there...
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Favorite Sayings for Every Book Lover
Books have the extraordinary power to transport us to different worlds, introduce us to unforgettable characters, and offer us a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For many of us, certain phrases resonate deeply, capturing the essenc...
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How to Transfer ePub Files to Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Other eReaders
It's wonderful to get free eBooks, but how do you get them on your eReader when you've purchased them from somewhere other than one of the retailers who have their own devices and apps for reading them? Free books aren't very useful if you can't read...
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Elevate Your Reading Game: Fun and Creative Reading Challenges for Every Book Lover
Hello, fellow bibliophile!Are you looking to spice up your reading routine or set some delightful literary goals for yourself? Well, you've come to the right place! Today, we're diving into the world of reading challenges - those fun, quirky, and oft...
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Mastering Your Reading List: How to Set Realistic and Achievable Book Goals
In a world bustling with information and entertainment, reading remains a cornerstone of personal growth and enjoyment. Yet, in our eagerness to consume as many stories and ideas as possible, we often set reading goals that are more aspirational than...
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Mastering the Art of Book Reviews: A Step-by-Step Guide to Engaging Critiques
Diving into the world of literature isn't just about reading books; it's about sharing them and spreading the word too. Writing a book review is a powerful way to engage with the text, connect with fellow readers, and refine your own understanding an...
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Ultimate Guide to Launching a Successful Book Blog: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Bibliophiles
Have you thought about sharing your love of books and entering the enchanting world of book blogging? Whether you're a voracious reader eager to share your love for books or someone looking to build a community of like-minded individuals, starting a ...
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The Rise of Strong Female Leads: Why We Adore Them in Books, TV, and Film
In recent decades, we've witnessed an inspiring trend in storytelling across books, television, and movies: the rise of strong female protagonists. These characters captivate us, but what exactly makes them resonate so profoundly with audiences? For ...
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The Wedding that Wasn't: Why I Said I Don't
I'm excited to share this guest post from D.W. Brooks writing as her character Jamison Scott from Homecoming Chaos as part of the WOW! Women on Writing blog tour.Four years ago, I woke up in bed with a guy that I met at a bar. One that I was not enga...
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Maximize Your Reading Time: Essential Tips for Busy Women to Read More
Are you constantly on the go, juggling a million tasks at once? Amidst the whirlwind of responsibilities, finding time to indulge in a good book might seem like a distant dream. However, fear not! With a few clever strategies, even the busiest of wom...
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7 Ways to Choose the Perfect Book to Read Next
If you're like most people, you have a to-be-read list that's perpetually growing. It seems like every time you finish a book, another one catches your eye and begs to be read. So how do you choose which one to read next? There are many factors ...
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