Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

It seems like there are more and more memoirs being published every day. Everyone from politicians to movie stars to scientists to moguls are writing them. I don’t remember there ever being so many, but it could also be that age-old problem of I just wasn’t paying attention. There is something ironic about my not …

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I’ll just get the obvious out-of-the-way. I LOVE Melinda Leigh’s books. Honestly, I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon her Midnight series, but I quickly devoured the first three, which were the only ones available at the time. I now pre-order her books as soon as they are available. I highly recommend all that …

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On a vacation whim, I picked up what I think is Mary Kubica’s very first book from 2014. I was intrigued by the cover, but I’ve also seen her latest book, Every Last Lie, everywhere! I was on vacation, so I thought I should be spontaneous. I was rewarded with a fun read while hanging …

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These days, it seems like books are constantly making the leap from the page to the screen. With celebrities acquiring books for their production companies (cough, Reese, cough) and many new avenues for both movies and television shows (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix), there is real opportunity to see your favorite book come to life. Some are …

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