Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

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How do you know what is evil and what is good? Are there such distinctions? “Lair of Dreams” by Libba Bray explored some very deep issues and it made for an absorbing read. The flat out evil presented in “The Diviners” was terrifying and made for creepy late night moments, but “Lair of Dreams” presented …

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City of Jasmine

It was one of those books where you let out a pleasant sigh at the end. Or maybe you’re panting from the non-stop action. Can a book’s ending ever give you both? If it can, then “City of Jasmine” is that book. I stumbled upon Deanna Raybourn’s book “Night of a Thousand Stars” late in …

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It’s always a good day when you get a book in the mail. Even better when it’s an ARC you receive in exchange for a review. And on top of a free book, it’s a free Lauren Willig book! I’ve read two of Willig’s books, That Summer and The Ashford Affair, both of them stand …

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