Abigail Wyvon

I should be writing, but I'm probably reading

Category Archives: Book reviews

Move Over Shakespeare by Billy J. Barnum

Have you seen The Greatest Showman? Well, Billy Barnum is a direct descendant of Phineas Taylor Barnum, and he wrote a poetry book!  Move Over Shakespeare was a delight to read. The poems were raw, honest, uplifting, and thought-provoking. “One by One” inspired me to get writing. “My Hair” had me laugh out loud. “Sycamore …

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The Book That Changed My Life

I started writing novels in third grade. My first story was about two twenty-somethings from a small Montana town who went to New York City in search of love. I wrote only a few chapters. A year later, I started writing my next story, Haunted House on Halloween Street. Like the first story, I never …

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Derailed by Mary Keliikoa

Mary Keliikoa’s debut novel, Derailed, is a page-turner you’ll want to read until the end. Left with her late father’s detective agency, Kelly Pruett is determined to juggle work, caring for her daughter, and her personal life. When a woman comes in asking for Kelly’s help to find out what really happened the night her …

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There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

I hope all of you are staying safe during this difficult time. Are you bored during the quarantine? Read a book! Then read another book! Oh, and wash your hands. I’ve read A LOT books in the last couple of weeks. I finished reading Someone’s Inside Your House just this morning… Stephanie Perkins, author of …

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The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Have you seen The Duff movie? If so, what did you think? I only recently found out the movie is based on a novel by the same name. I loved the movie, so why not read the book? To be honest, I was a little hesitant to read it; I thought the movie would’ve ruined …

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Lauren Graham’s Someday, Someday, Maybe

If you don’t know who Lauren Graham is, I’m assuming you’ve never seen the show Gilmore Girls. If you have never seen Gilmore Girls, you’re missing out! Lauren Graham is one of the stars on the show, and not only is she an amazing actress, but she’s also an author! When I discovered she wrote …

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Write, Edit, Read Writer’s Market, and Edit Some More

I bet you didn’t expect to see me back so soon. I intended to take a break from writing, but life had other plans for me. A couple of days after I posted my last blog, I got offered a new writing opportunity with My Trending Stories. I’m all for building my writing resume and …

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David Baldacci’s One Summer

When I found myself in my favorite bookstore last week, I realized I’ve already read all of my favorite authors’ books. It was time to find a new favorite. Naturally, I went to the romance and mystery thriller sections, looking for the next author I just had to read. It was there I stumbled upon David Baldacci. While most …

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Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall

I started off with putting my book reviews in an entirely different blog, but I realized it was too much work to manage two blogs while getting my writing career going. I’m now putting my book reviews on this blog. I mean this blog is mainly about my writing. Writing and reading go hand in …

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