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    Five Reasons Why You Should Love Reading And Writing

    I’ve been reading books and writing little stories all throughout my life. Growing up, I had a huge collection of books and called it my library (I even made my own pretend book-borrowing/cataloguing system haha). However life got really busy for a number of years and I basically stopped reading and writing completely. Despite my reading and writing hiatus, I was still constantly thinking creatively and very much enjoyed the idea of books and writing. One day, a story idea popped into my head; an analogy for something I was struggling to understand. Eventually, I decided to turn that idea into a full blown fiction novel and have been working…

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    Annotation: Should You Annotate Your Books?

    There is so much talk on the internet about book annotations and how it’s supposed to be done. I’ve watched all the YouTube videos, read many blogs, and honestly everyone does it a little bit differently (there’s no right way to do it.) I’m excited to share with everyone how I annotate my books and maybe even get you annotating the books you read as well! What are annotations? Annotations are basically extra points or notes that are associated with a particular point in a document or book. You can add them in the margins, highlight, or do what I like to do – use sticky notes! Personally, I don’t…

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    Book Review: A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

    Synopsis Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington,…

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