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Quote of the Week - Annie Dillard

“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” ― Annie Dillard, The WritingLife

Related reading: Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Beso Dulce - Rayanne Sinclair's second novel

Title: Beso Dulce (Sweet Kiss) Author: Rayanne Sinclair ISBN: 978-0-9897502-2-6 Hopetoun Publishing Edmonds, Washington 197 pages

Review by Alice C. Linsley

Beso Dulce is Rayanne Sinclair’s second novel. This love story is as compelling as her first novel Steal Away. The main characters are Katarina Steiner (“Kat”) and Juan Diego Alvarez (“JD”). As a couple, they strike a contrast. Kat is a stunning model with blonde hair and blue eyes. JD is a tall, muscular, and swarthy Mexican rancher. Their romance sparks from their first encounter standing before Canova’s famous sculpture of Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss in the Louvre.

Disillusioned by the shallowness of the fashion industry, Kat seeks a new direction in her life. She plans to open an art gallery in Seaside, California. Still reeling from the tragedy of her parents’ death, Kat seeks solace in the beauty of great art and by visiting family in Vienna, Austria. Her visit to the Louvre in Paris is pivotal to events that follow. Th…

Quote of the Week - John Saul

"When I start a book, I always think it's patently absurd that I can write one. No one, certainly not me, can write a book 500 pages long. But I know I can write 15 pages, and if I write 15 pages every day, eventually I'll have 500 of them."--John Saul