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K.L. Kranes

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2018 Review: Best Books I Read Last Year

Since it's the list-making time of year, here are my picks for my favorite books I read in 2018.

New Resolution for 2019: No Resolutions! (Even for reading and writing)

I'm a girl who loves a challenge. That's why, for the last few years when January 1 rolled around, I set reading challenge goals. But not this year...

Post-Holiday Recovery Books…I Need to Read to Return to Normalcy

Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the holiday season. But by December 26, I am feeling a full-on holiday hangover and need a cure...

What Happens When You Mix a Writer’s Imagination With Holiday Decorating? Unicorns and Poor Engineering (aka, Bookmas Tree 3.0)!

Can a girl who loves to make Christmas trees out of books use cemetery flower holders, chicken wire and duct tape as the base of a wonderful "bookmas tree"?? Uh, no. But she'll have fun trying!

My Rules of Book Giving & Books That Make Great Gifts

Personally, I love to get a book as a gift. However, giving someone else a book can be daunting...Here are some suggestions for making it less so...

A World Within a World: Singapore’s Unusual Biodomes

In one world, Alice ponders a giant mushroom inside an arid wonderland. In another, ancient plants weave up a mountain. Welcome to Singapore's unique biodomes.

Weirdest Place on Earth and Its Ghosts (More Singapore Travel Adventures)

Tiger balm. Chinese folklore. Decaying statues. What's not to love about Haw Par Villa in Singapore? (Maybe the ghosts?)

Supertrees and Disco Beats: My Introduction to Singapore (A Travel Adventure)

In a tropical place like Singapore, everyone expects an abundance of green leafy gardens. What's not expected? People who don't shove you out of the way on a busy sidewalk and a spectacular light show of metal trees.

The Butterfly Effect, or How I Unexpectedly Ended Up in Dubai (A Travel Adventure: Days 1-2.5)

After a brief hiatus from blogging while I traveled, I'm back...with a blog about my unexpected stay in Dubai!

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