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Book Review: “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon

This book is different from most of the others in the fact that it is not only from Claire's first-person perspective. It also follows Roger Wakefield (Mackenzie) and Brianna Randall (Fraser) in the third person. I like that the author chose to write it this way because what's happening with these other characters that Claire doesn't get to be present for is very important to the story, but having Claire be first-person makes me feel like I have a special connection with her above all the other characters, like I am her when I'm reading because I can get inside her mind.

reading, Writer Habits, writing

French Revolution Timeline for my Upcoming Historical Fiction Loosely Inspired by “Beauty and the Beast” (And yes, I’m obsessive and it’s extensive)

I have compiled an extensive (and a bit obsessive) timeline of the French Revolution for my upcoming Historical Fiction. It's my first time writing a novel like this so I have not left out a single detail I've come across, not sure what I'm going to use, though I'm sure a ton of it will not make the cut. Enjoy!

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Day 11: Hamilton on Disney+

This is not going to be an in depth scholarly review of the Broadway play, Hamilton, that premiered on Disney+ today. I won't give spoilers (can you spoil history? I'm in favor of no...no you cannot). But I do give my honest opinion that it's most certainly worth the watch and I now want to see it live (with Lin as Hamilton).

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All of Alex Apostol’s eBooks are FREE for 4th of July Weekend

Head over to Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Noble's Nook, Walmart's Kobo, Apple's iBooks, Google Play's Books, or Smashwords to get any and all of my eBooks for free today through Sunday! What better way to celebrate freedom with some free reads!

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Day 10: Look Up

I've been having neck and back issues for almost a decade now. I started going to our chiropractor friend this month in the hopes of easing my everyday pain. He took some X-Rays and in our last session we went over them. One thing he was concerned about was the way my neck curved opposite to what it should be. He said it is most likely from looking down too much over the years.