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K.L. Kranes, Writing Reading Life

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Rose Colored Reading Glasses…Does Meeting an Author Influence Your Opinion of a Book?

Meeting an author clearly influences whether or not I buy a book. Does it also influence how much I like a book? 

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June Wrap-up: Fire, Spies, Robots and Bookstores…Super Random, But Fun!

Random weather ruled my June and heavily influenced my activities...including reading...

Frankie Says Relax…But I Can’t!? Even on Vacation! #writerproblems

Two weeks. That's my vacation time every summer. Two glorious weeks free of work and calls and stress...Just kidding. That never happens...

Passed Over TBR Books: Talk Me Into Reading These Critical Darlings

You walk through the doors. The hairs on your arms tingle...

Forget Winter…Summer is Coming and it’s a WAY Better Season (for Reading and Nostalgia)

It's that time of year again. Sprinklers dot the sidewalks with water. Fresh cut grass sticks to flip flops. And the air thickens with anticipation (oh and humidity).

How to Read More Books

In the first four months of 2018, I read 57 books, which is twice as many as I read last year in a third of the time. So what changed?

In Defense of Poetry for the Last Day of National Poetry Month

At the latest meeting of the Nightlighter's book club we read Mary Oliver’s book of poetry Why I Wake Early. It got mixed reviews...

It’s Not You, It’s Me…The (Sometimes Irrational) Reasons I Break Up with Books

Breakups are not always rational. This is what watching 9 seasons of Seinfeld taught me. And I apply this learning beyond personal relationships. I apply it to books as well.

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.

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