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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

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Children at Play: A Cul de Sac Collection by Richard Thompson
Children at Play: A Cul de Sac Collection

amy alice, March 6, 2013

Alice Otterloop is the main character in these cartoons, and her whimsical manner of observing "regular" things around her allows the reader to gain new perspectives, too.

Alice and her friends at Blisshaven Preschool will help you giggle and enjoy the simple things in life ~ whether she is singing on top of the manhole cover, or deciding what to do about gum stuck to a drinking fountain, or playing with Dill and her other friends in the park, or creating art in her preschool class, with extra glitter, or playing with Mr. Dander, the guinea pig at school ~ you will be amused.

You also get to meet her brother, Petey, who creates shadow box after shadow box, and prides himself on being one of the pickiest eaters in the world ~ he is #17, and would be #16, but...he ate the rind on his bologna one day! He hates to have his food touch each other, and his way of looking at things gives the reader whole new pictures of living styles.

One reviewer felt that it wasn't funny if you didn't have kids; I don't have kids, and I laugh out loud when I get to see Alice in a Cul de Sac cartoon.

simple things ~ simple humor ~ smiles each time you get to read about Alice and her family and the gang at Blisshaven.
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Children at Play: A Cul de Sac Collection by Richard Thompson
Children at Play: A Cul de Sac Collection

amy alice, March 6, 2013

Alice Otterloop is the main character in these cartoons, and her whimsical manner of observing "regular" things around her allows the reader to gain new perspectives, too.

Alice and her friends at Blisshaven Preschool will help you giggle and enjoy the simple things in life ~ whether she is singing on top of the manhole cover, or deciding what to do about gum stuck to a drinking fountain, or playing with Dill and her other friends in the park, or creating art in her preschool class, with extra glitter, or playing with Mr. Dander, the guinea pig at school ~ you will be amused.

You also get to meet her brother, Petey, who creates shadow box after shadow box, and prides himself on being one of the pickiest eaters in the world ~ he is #17, and would be #16, but...he ate the rind on his bologna one day! He hates to have his food touch each other, and his way of looking at things gives the reader whole new pictures of living styles.

One reviewer felt that it wasn't funny if you didn't have kids; I don't have kids, and I laugh out loud when I get to see Alice in a Cul de Sac cartoon.

simple things ~ simple humor ~ smiles each time you get to read about Alice and her family and the gang at Blisshaven.
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Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Before I Go to Sleep

amy alice, January 13, 2013

This is a well written story about someone who awakens each morning wondering who she is and what has happened to her. She and the reader are both wondering who this woman is, who she can trust, and what will be her fate. It is a book that "stays with you" and one I would recommend. It's an interesting read ~ scary, realistic, frightening, gripping ~ an AMAZING book. The writing is real ~ and it will keep you on the edge until you get to the shocking ending that will answer your questions ~ and hers. It will MAKE you keep on reading and wondering, and it will change you.
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Super Sad True Love Story (Large Print)
Super Sad True Love Story (Large Print)

amy alice, January 13, 2013

I read this for my book group, and even though it may not have been a totally loved book by all, it was certainly an interesting one, and the ideas presented were amazing. It's one of those books that "change" the reader so you see things differently and with a new perspective. It was disturbing, but it made for a lively discussion. This book was certainly an indictment about our world ~ where people would much prefer using iPhones than talking, person to person…even when in the same room! ~ where our physical beauty is so much more revered than our mental capabilities ~ where what we believe in is decided for us, and where those with power and money direct what people do...even when it is very wrong.

"like it" would be FAR from the truth! At the same time, I do think it provides heaps of fascinating discussion ~ because the topic is so timely, because of the satirical style, and because it is SO strange, different, off-putting, vile, unusual, weird, and full.

I would suggest that you NOT listen to this as an audio book when others are in the room ~ it's got strong language that is not good for the prudish at heart!

Now, I have new terms I've gotten exposed to: "fuckability rating", apparati, UnitedContinentalDeltaAmercan Airlines, TIMATOV (Think I'm About to Openly Vomit), totally heart, Bi-Partisans killing Low Net Worth Individuals, The Rupture, Global Teens, Onion Jeans, SnapAways, Islamafascisn, FoxLibertyUltra, credit ratings for dating and for determination of your "worth" ~ simply...a whole new lingo and a whole new world. It's a world I would rather not live to experience!

It is a book that will make the reader cringe ~ for many reasons, at many levels, and many, many times.

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Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Before I Go to Sleep

amy alice, March 3, 2012

This is a well written story about someone who awakens each morning wondering who she is and what has happened to her. She and the reader are both wondering who this woman is, who she can trust, and what will be her fate. It is a book that "stays with you" and one I would recommend. It's an interesting read ~ scary, realistic, frightening, gripping, and an AMAZING book. The writing is real ~ and it will keep you on the edge until you get to the shocking ending that will answer your questions ~ and hers. It will MAKE you keep on reading and wondering, and it will change you.
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