Catching Fireflies

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Monthly Archives: August, 2015

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Non-sparkly Vampires and the Ones Who Hunt Them

Cassandra Clare (aka Judith Rumelt) is an American author who wrote The Mortal Instruments series. The first three books of this series have been in my to-read pile for quite a while now. I finally picked up City of Bones (2007)and was sucked right in to a dark world where demons live among us and …

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Dark Nights of the Soul

Even the most prolific writers out there must encounter the lulls in productivity, right? Surely, it is not just a new writer phenomenon. It seems that the warm, sunny days of summer are not the elixir I needed. Finishing my last certification for work would not clear my desk and allow my brain to focus …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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I Wish I Could Fly to Fairyland, Too!

In 2011, Caherynne M. Valente (1979- present) wrote a wonderful book called The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making. It is one of those magical stories that will sweep you up and away and drop you back home changed for the better. With characters named September and Saturday, Gleam and …

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Do You Suffer From Reading ADD?

I have always been a reader. Ever since I finished Go, Dog, Go when I was around 4, I have been addicted to the printed page. My bookshelves can attest to this. Those who know me can corroborate this. I am always starting a book, finishing a book, or in the middle of a book. “Just …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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The Universal Appeal of Dragons

Ask any hardcore YA fantasy fan and they will tell you that the Dragonriders of Pern rocks! Written by Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011). Ms. McCaffrey was born in the United States but later emigrated to Ireland when the country exempted resident artists from income taxes. She began her writing career with short stories in the 1950s, …

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