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By “Miss Nelson”, Salem Elementary Teacher, As a teacher, I try not to spend too much of my own money on my classroom, but when it comes to new books that the kids are dying to read, I find it hard to resist. One particularly challenging demographic is the reluctant, below-grade-level, male reader. Lots of […]

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Book review by Michelle Barnhart of “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by author Robert Galbraith J. K. Rowling = Harry Potter. Everybody knows that. And that’s why I was so surprised when, part way through Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling”, I glanced at the author bio inside the back cover and r

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By Erika Weisensee, Oregon Writer A few years ago, I remember saying I would never read e-books. Well, things change. Yes, I will soon be buying myself an e-reading device. I’ve written many times on this site about my love for books. It’s not just that I Iike reading. . . I mean, I REALLY […]

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Tawna Fenske Oregon romance writer Believe it or Not Blog “Don’t pet me, I’m writing” Being the lone romance writer on a book tour of 28 Oregon authors is an odd experience. If anyone sees you smiling, they assume you’ve been doing something torrid. They may have a point. I’ve had a great time being […]

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By Erika Weisensee Welcoming a new baby into one’s home can cost a pretty penny. Baby gear can quickly take over one’s home. Stores market a whole lot of cute, color- coordinated things that we become convinced baby needs. We want our children to get off to a great start, but do we really need […]

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Book reveiw by Michelle Barnhart, Review of “The Art Forger” by B. A. Shapiro. Published 2012 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill It isn’t a crime to paint a copy of the Mona Lisa. It’s only a crime if you paint a copy of the Mona Lisa and then sell it as Da Vinci’s own […]

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By Michal Ann McArthur, Bend Author of Choking on a Camel Her blog   Book Review: “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” by Timothy Keller Being an apologetics enthusiast, I have read countless books on the topic of the existence of God, but I think Keller’s “The Reason for God” is […]

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Book reviewed by Lynn Leissler Eagle Point “Friday’s Daughter” by Patricia Sprinkle I used to think when someone mentioned the sins of the fathers being visited on future generations that some divine zap targeted innocent children on down the line. Now I believe those children are the unwitting heirs of poor c

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Welby O’Brien, Oregon writer Love our vets blog When we attempt a daunting task and huge undertaking, such as writing a book to help others, sometimes it is the miracles along the way that keep us going. One such miracle just happened! The day after I signed on with the publisher for Love Our Vets: […]

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Sherry Meyer, Milwaukie writer Her blog, Found between the covers Book Review of “The House Behind the Cedars” by Charles W. Chesnutt Helping my husband locate a book on an adjacent library shelf, I saw this book and loved every page of “The House Behind the Cedars” by Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)

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By Michal Ann McArthur, Bend Author of Choking on a Camel Her blog Book Review: “The Gift of Years” by Joan Chittister Genre: Self-Help/Spirituality For an attitude adjustment on aging, read Joan Chittister’s “The Gift of Years.” Before I read this book, aging was something I dreaded. I worried about all the negat

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By Michelle Barnhart Reviewing the book, “Invisible Girls”, by Sarah Thebarge. The Invisible Girls is a double helix of a memoir, two stories spiraling around each other. One strand relates her struggle with breast cancer which she contracted in her 20’s, and the other narrates her relationship with a Somali i

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Audrey Sauble Lake Oswego check her blog Review of book “Oregon: Then & Now” Even the permanent changes sometimes—trees grow up, roads change, old buildings disappear and new ones take their places. Often, after the landscape changes, the old view vanishes completely. “Oregon: Then & Now” r

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By Michal Ann McArthur, Bend Author of Choking on a Camel Her blog Book Review: “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge is an unsentimental curmudgeon (think of the cartoon character “Maxine”) who will steal your heart. For all her glaring faults, her deep compassion and humanity forced me to fall in

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By Chrstina Rainey, Portland writer Reviewing “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn gone It is the morning of Amy and Nick Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary and Amy abruptly goes missing.  “Gone Girl”, written by Gillian Flynn, creates a story of a missing woman with delightful and tangible detail that dra

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Christine Webb Beaverton, Choosing a favorite historical novel written by an Oregon based author was not a difficult  task at all.   Hands down, my favorite novel in this category is “Land Sharks,” written by S.L. Stoner.  With a writing style that keeps the story and action moving very quickly, Ms. Stoner h

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By Sheila Smith Corvallis Writer Her blog Clicking UU Life Book review of “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined” by Steven Pinker The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker combines the enjoyment of a sudoku puzzle and a Grafton thriller: seeing patterns and finding out how the patter

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Evelyn Donnell, La Grande Poet since Childhood Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol has been around, over a hundred years. It was made into Hollywood movies, scripted for stage plays, copied on CDs, appeared in comic strips; read in elementary schools, in college classes, and most impressive, laid in state in West M

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Christine Webb Beaverton book lover “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Mystery Category Prize. Reviewing the book Gothic Spring, by Portland Author Caroline Miller. My favorite book? It is, without a doubt the mystery, Gothic Spring, by Portland based, Oregon Author, Caroline Miller. I’ve read this nov

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Sherry Meyer, Milwaukie writer Her blog, Found between the covers “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Religion Category Prize. - Check Thursday for the final winners. Review of the book When Mockingbirds Sing by Billy Coffey When Mockingbirds Sing is the epitome of the book which leaves you wishing there was

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Joan Callander West Linn writer Visit her website “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Self-Help Category Prize. - Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Review of author Susan Cain and her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” Martin Luther

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Ramona Scarborough Salem author of “Stranger Friends” &  “The Autograph Book” “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Romance Category Prize. - Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys. Surprisingly, this slim, lilac bound gem has become one of my

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Heidi Cox, Beaverton Oregon Author of Just Moms: Conveying justice in an unjust world “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 History/Biography Category Prize. - Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy By Eric Metaxes Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived each da

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Book reviewed by Lynn Leissler Eagle Point “Favorite Book” Writing Contest Winner. $50.00 Wild Card Category Prize. - Check in every Tuesday & Thursday for the next winners! Book Reviewed: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman No matter how just a war may be, its ramifications send ever-widening ripples

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Women’s Report is now Book Report! When we started Women’s Report five years ago we had no idea that our biggest fans would be writers & booklovers. We also did not know that these Oregon writers shared a giant common problem. Publishers told them that their books would go nowhere unless they had a way […]

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Welby O’Brien, Oregon writer Love our vets blog When we attempt a daunting task and huge undertaking, such as writing a book to help others, sometimes it is the miracles along the way that keep us going. One such miracle just happened! The day after I signed on with the publisher for Love Our Vets: […]

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When you have 2.6 million visits in two days, you have struck a chord with America.  So did this small mom blogger who wrote a letter to her daughter against the Miley Cyrus display on the MTV Awards show.  The blogger was also featured on ABC News where you can see her being interviewed.   We […]

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by Jamie Brazil, Portland Her blog Author of Prince Charming, Inc. How to write a bad review… or a very good one.  Let’s face it, in this day and age anybody with an internet connection can buy and sell pretty much anything.  So the art of leaving a review – whether it’s for a book, […]

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Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog Another world is dying, if you believe the buzz. It’s the World of Blog. It birthed, boomed, has reached its saturation point, and is now “statistically” imploding.  It is old media, irrelevant, and wordy. Blog World should be shuffled off to its retirement so it no

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by Shannon Ables Portland writer The Simply Luxurious Life “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent.  It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” –E. F. Schumacher Even as a young girl I desired simplicity. Less stuff, being free from [

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