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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

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March 2018

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly…in Segovia When I’m at a Medieval Castle

We spent the morning in the bright sun, sipping coffee and sampling food...then came the rain.

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Basements, Danger and Other Things I Learned in Madrid

The taxi driver swung around the traffic circle, narrowly missing a smart car. I wondered if the statue of a woman driving a chariot would be the last things I'd ever see.

Longest Travel Day Ever, But I Made It!

It’s been 20 hours since I dragged my overstuffed carry-on suitcase through the doorway of my house. After three taxis, a three-hour train ride, countless hours at the airport, a six hour flight and one narrowly averted snow storm, I’m finally here, at my hotel in Spain. Exhausted and excited.

Searching for Windmills – Literary Prep for My Trip to Spain

When I think of Spain and literature, I think of Cervantes' Don Quixote. The would-be knight from La Mancha and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, might be the most famous book by a Spanish author. Sadly for me and my trip to Spain, I am not a fan of Don Quixote.

Starstruck Again: NoVa Teen Book Festival and Tomi Adeyemi

It was long ago when I stopped being "starstruck." And then I went to the NoVa Teen Book Festival and saw Tomi Adeyemi...

Red Sparrow and Writing What You Know (Guest Blogger E. Biedell)

Spy fiction is not a genre I usually read (or, really never read) much to the chagrin of my friend, fellow writer and fellow member of the best book club ever, Elizabeth MacKenzie Biedell.

Wind Storms and Nor’easters Won’t Keep Me From My Books!

My house groaned like an old angry ghost, one with a fondness for my closet or at least the attic area above it. Unable to sleep, I pulled my covers up to my chin and tried to ignore it.

The New Normal: Keeping Up My Book Momentum! (+Brief Reviews)

February was another great book month! I read some great books. Here are all the books I read in Feb + brief reviews .

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