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Books On My Reading List This Week – May 24, 2022

Read Along with Me Hey Readers! I am taking some time for myself for a week or two. The first half of this year has been so incredibly busy so I’ve decided to take just a little break from a few things to make sure I’m keeping life in balance. I hung an “out of […]

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Short Story Contest – Deadline is May 30th

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: A trip with an unexpected outcome Entries must be received by midnight Monday, May 30th, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of June. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it […]

[Book Review] Watch Out for Pirates: Tales from a travel writer’s life by Jules Brown

By Jules Brown In his third installment of his travel memoirs, Jules Brown regales his readers with anecdotes from his years of experiences. Taking inspiration from a travel diary he discovered, belonging to his grandfather, Brown incorporates a generational take in this book. This is my third book by Brown and I enjoy each one […]

Celebrating Diversity – Books with Asian Jewish Voices

April is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. In celebrating diversity within our Jewish tribe, I’ve compiled a list of books by Asian Jews and featuring Asian Jewish characters. Join the conversation by adding your suggestions for other titles to check out in the comments. This page contains affiliate links. This means for any purchases […]

[May Featured Short Story] My Name is Hathor by Heidi Slowinski

Monthly Short Story Feature One of my writing goals for 2022 is to create more short stories. They’re a good creative exercise and sometimes lead to bigger ideas for novels. Or who knows, maybe an eventual collection of short stories in the form of a new book. My selection this month is just for fun. […]

Short Story Contest – Deadline is May 30th

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: A trip with an unexpected outcome Entries must be received by midnight Monday, May 30th, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of June. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it […]

Books On My Reading List This Week – May 10, 2022

Read Along with Me My to-do list around the house is getting shorter as I’m crossing projects off my list. It’s fun to make a few changes around the house. Still a couple of bigger tasks to get to but I’ll have them all finished by the end of the month (fingers crossed). If you […]

Short Story Contest – Deadline is May 30th

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: A trip with an unexpected outcome Entries must be received by midnight Monday, May 30th, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of June. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it […]

[Book Review] Shtum by Jem Lester

By Jem Lester Based on the author’s personal experiences, Shtum follows the story of Jewish father, Ben Jewell, is struggling to cope with the care of his ten-year-old son Jonah. Jonah is on the spectrum and non-verbal. Stress of his care and navigating the British social services system, which will decide Jonah’s placement for future […]


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[Book Review] The Next Pair of Shoes by Chaya Rochel Zimmerman

By Chaya Rochel Zimmerman The Grinburg family lives in a Polish shtetl. A young family, just started out, they are faced with a difficult choice. Pogroms against their little community at the turn of the century making decision about seeking safety elsewhere. Froyim, a shoemaker, leaves his wife and infant son, in order to start […]

[Book Review] Jewish Noir II by Kenneth Wishnia and Chantelle Aimée Osman

By Kenneth Wishnia and Chantelle Aimée Osman Jewish Noir II is a collection of twenty-four stories from a combination of Jewish and non-Jewish writers focusing on topics including the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the US, the influence of stereotypes about certain Jewish communities on anti-Semitic attitudes, Israel’s ongoing legacy of regional warfare, the Jewish role […]

April 2022 Wrap Up

Welcome to my April Wrap-Up! I have already completed my reading goal of 75 titles for 2022. This month, I’ve reviewed six of the titles I completed. All of them are wonderful books and I hope you’ll check them out. You’ll find all of my reading lists from the month along with my short story […]

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