Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Wayne is at Twitter and part of the All in the Pantheon project where mortal scribes speak for Greek Gods and Goddesses. However, this post is about his e-poetry book, available at Amazon for $2.99. The poems were written as a way to help with writer’s block. I especially enjoyed the limericks.   “There was …

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Hey guys, I did a thing! Well, I published a short collection of poems at Smashwords. The poems are about depression, loneliness, weight, society, haiku, and #vss365 (Very Short Story). Here is the link to get Heart Full of Skeletons for free.   I’ll share one of the poems here.   Hard to Afford Life …

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From Amazon, “A collection of 32 poems written by mother and son examining love, family, breakups, mental illness, sexual health, self-confidence, and abuse.” I purchased this to support a friend from Twitter’s #writingcommunity, CJ Landry. I have wanted to read more poetry also and this was a fantastic place to start.   I wasn’t disappointed. It’s hard to …

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This is a collection of short stories by the creator of Ok2BeFat that comes with trigger warnings. Spacesuits contains multiple important ideas that are stated wonderfully. As a fat person myself, I understand exactly what it feels like to be invisible, yet feel very visible at the same time. Society frowns upon fat, looks down …

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Cluster is about Abra Collins, a young woman who journeys through life. Her father is abusive and she learns the heartache of death early. Her sister Gwen, and best friend Neal, supports her through transitioning (she is transgender). She meets a professor at college who becomes a dear friend. She is able to open her …

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Hello friends! There are some amazing books with birthdays this month. I compiled a brief listing of covers with dates. I am sure I missed a whole lot, but the ones I chose are some I am looking forward to! Happy reading. I can’t believe it’s September already! September 3, 2019   September 10, 2019 …

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August 27: Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library (perhaps you checked it out, borrowed it from a friend, received it for review, etc. and want to own it yourself.) (Submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance with Books) My list includes a lot of audiobooks because I have listened to several books over …

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Charming by Jane Washington Release Date: 11th December 2018 Genre: Fantasy/Romance Lilou Adler is a student at the Bastan College for Applied Physics: a magic school focussed on training adult witches and warlocks to become Enforcers. As an Enforcer-in-training, she is one of the many tasked with keeping each generation of fairy tale creatures on …

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So, this is the best kind of “misery” to have, right? Too many books to read? Yes, please! If you are like me, you can’t resist perusing the titles at Netgalley and Edelweiss and drooling over all the awesome-sounding books that will be released in the not-too-distant future. My problem is that I can’t resist …

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We all have them. The book all your friends raved about for weeks. The one that everyone seemed to love and everywhere you turned, there was another four or five star review. Did you read the same book? What were all these people thinking? How could they possibly have liked it that much? So, this …

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