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Books On My Reading List This Week – January 25, 2022

Read Along with Me This week’s reading list includes an exciting new release by Roni Robbins, Hands of Gold. A story of overcoming to terms with past traumas and seeking silver lines. Also on my list this week are four audiobooks. The first is a rom-com, The Unhoneymooners. This is an unusual choice for me. […]

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January Update from Author Heidi Slowinski

Happy 2022 readers! I hope the new year is off to a healthy start. It has been a productive start to the year for me. I am already ahead of schedule with my reading goals and meeting new authors through book reviews and interviews. As I’ve been working through the month of January, I’ve decided […]

Short Story Contest – Deadline is January 31st

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: Fresh Starts Entries must be received by midnight Monday, January 31st, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of January. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated or less. […]

[Book Review] Escape Route by Elan Barnehama

By Elan Barnehama Escape Route, set is 1960s New York, opens with Zach’s Bar Mitzvah. As the Vietnam War reaches it’s peak, Zach becomes fixated with the war. As the son of first generation Holocaust survivors, Zach is fearful of history repeating itself and his family being rounded up. So, with the help of his […]

Books On My Reading List This Week – January 18, 2022

Read Along with Me I chose an incredibly ambitious reading list this week but there were just too many good choices! The first book on my list was submitted for review by the author, Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets. Judy Bolton-Fasman details her quest to uncover secrets long hidden by her father. Next on […]

The Next Generation of Matriarch: Feminism in Jewish Literature

In the Jewish tradition, we honor and remember our Matriarchs: Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel, and Leah in our daily prayers as well as in our study of the Torah. But as the narrative of the Torah tends to center more on the Patriarchs of our tradition, our Matriarchs play largely supporting roles. For example, Rivkah encourages […]

Short Story Contest – Deadline is January 31st

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: Fresh Starts Entries must be received by midnight Monday, January 31st, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of January. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated or less. […]

[Book Review] The Fruit of her Hands by Michelle Cameron

By Michelle Cameron Based on the author’s own ancestor, The Fruit of Her Hands is the story of Rebbetzin Shira, wife of Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg. Shira was the daughter of a widowed rabbi, raised in Paris in the thirteenth century. A rebellious child, she shirked the conventions of her gender, favoring the […]

Books On My Reading List This Week – January 11, 2022

Read Along with Me It’s only the second week of January and I’ve already completed five of my seventy-five books of 2022! I was delighted to get some new requests for reviews from several authors this week and have added their books to my reading list. The first book on my list this week was […]


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[January Featured Short Story] Come Away with Me 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. The story I’ve selected for this month is […]

Short Story Contest – Deadline is January 31st

Attention writers! This month’s short story contest theme is: Fresh Starts Entries must be received by midnight Monday, January 31st, cst. Selected stories will be featured during the month of January. Read on for further guidelines. Guidelines Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. Please keep it ‘R’ rated or less. […]

December 2021 Wrap Up

Welcome to my December Wrap-Up! I’ve exceeded my 2021 Goodreads reading goal and discovered some wonderful new authors. If you’ve missed any of my weekly reading lists or reviews, here is your chance to catch up. I’ve continued to make progress on my Goodreads ‘Want to Read’ list, although, a few new titles have been […]

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