Category Archives: figures of speech

8 Notes to a Nobody, by Cynthia T. Toney

Ten years in the writing, 8 Notes to a Nobody is required reading for any family with adolescents. Cynthia T. Toney packs her pages with humor, realism, and insight. She also deserves an MS degree as a Master of the Simile … Continue reading

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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d, by Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce fans stand to applaud her return from her interminable trials in the tundra of Toronto. Unfortunately, her family barely recognizes her existence. “Like a pair of sick suns rising, (her sister) Daffy’s eyes came slowly up above … Continue reading

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The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak’s social/historical novel, The Book Thief, follows the citizens of Himmel Street in Molching, Germany between 1939 and 1943.  In particular, he logs the fortunes and misfortunes of Hans and Rosa Hubermann and their foster child, Liesel Meminger, the book … Continue reading

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The Unbloody Cross?

The most interesting thing I have to tell fellow writers this month is about being censored. I bought a “self-publishing” contract with a reputable firm connected to a major Christian publisher. For help with margins and a cover design, the … Continue reading

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Flavia 006: The Dead in their Vaulted Arches, by Alan Bradley

Trains, planes and automobiles, along with Winston Churchill and a military escort greeted Hillary de Luce upon her return to her husband, her daughters and her ancestral estate: Buckshaw. Thus began episode 006 of the Flavia de Luce Mystery Series. … Continue reading

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The Flavor of Flavia

  Why read a Flavia de Luce mystery? Besides the “who done it”- brain jogging action of a tightly crafted plot, when the eleven-year old sleuth isn’t creeping through the grave yard on a foggy night in search of clues, … Continue reading

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