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Unsettled by Cindy Hulsey

Sometimes I’m in the mood to be comforted by a book and at other times I want to be provoked. Comforting books are rarely good for discussion, while unsettling books are ripe for conversation. The following three books are literary, captivating, and guaranteed to make you feel a little squirmy.

Resolutions by Cindy Hulsey

Every year I make New Year’s resolutions, and like most people, I rarely keep them. Ever the optimist, that doesn’t keep me from continuing to make them. Almost every year my resolutions include at least one that’s related to reading. Being respectful of tradition, I guess I’ll make some reading resolutions for 2015 (with no pressure to actually keep them).

Blessing or Curse? by Cindy Hulsey

I was a reader long before the Internet took over the world. These days it’s easy for book junkies like me to find good books to read. Thousands of titles and authors, book reviews and articles, reader ratings and reviews are at my fingertips. This wasn’t always the case.

Off the Radar by Cindy Hulsey

I spend a lot of time around books. I read numerous reviews, pay attention to the buzz about new titles, and talk incessantly with my friends about what we’re reading. In spite of that, I sometimes miss a wonderful author, wondering after his or her books have come to my attention how in the world that happened. Of course, I guess there is an upside to this; once you discover someone who already has a body of work, you have a treasure trove of titles to explore, whereas discovering an author with the first novel means you have a wait for the next one.

The Queen of Crime by Cindy Hulsey

Beloved British author P.D. James died on Thursday at the age of 94. She delighted her readers with her cerebral mysteries featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh and her life was as interesting as her novels. After her husband was injured in WWII she was forced to support her family. She worked for the National Health Service and didn't publish her first novel until she was 42. After the death of her husband a job in the Department of Home Affairs sustained her and gave her procedural knowledge she would use in her novels.

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