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WRITER'S BLOCK

A bookworm's view of all things literary

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Five Beloved Poems That Will Open the Doors of Perception

By Samantha Sierra | August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

We crank it up and belt it out in our cars when we think no one is listening. Some of us retreat to a place of peace to let skeletons out of the closet. Or, we share it with the world in hopes to reach out and connect. Poetry is…

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A Millennial checking out her local library offerings.

How Millennials Are Reviving Our Libraries

By Samantha Sierra | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

No generation has received more flack since the Generation Xers or even the Boomers than  Millennials. Millennials are all about technology, safety, efficiency, and are often labeled as entitled and narcissistic due to their dependence on technology. Despite all the controversy surrounding millennials, they are saving our libraries!!!   According…

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Writer's Block | 11 Vows to Protect Your Books and Friendships From Destruction

11 Vows to Protect Your Books and Friendships From Destruction

By Samantha Sierra | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dog-eared pages, cracked spines, coffee spills, and late fees. Are you apprehensive about sharing your books? For a self proclaimed bookworm or bibliotaph, there are so many things to irritate and annoy when it comes to our precious books. We want our books accessible, whole, and unblemished because they have…

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Falling in Love with the Unexpected and Fascinating Haruki Murakami

Falling in Love with the Unexpected and Fascinating Haruki Murakami

By Samantha Sierra | January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

“When I am writing, I do not distinguish between the natural and supernatural. Everything seems real. That is my world, you could say.” — Haruki Murakami   Murakami invites you to daydream. Indulge in the what ifs and distractions that almost or would never come to be. He encourages you to…

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5 Amazing Books that Guided Me to Adulthood

5 Amazing Books that Guided Me to Adulthood

By Samantha Sierra | January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

New year, new beginnings. However, the New Year demands reflection to move towards the next chapter of our lives. Because of this, I found myself standing in front of an old friend, my refuge on a rainy day, my bookcase.   My fingertips glide from one spine to the next…

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Slaying Writer's Block and Writing at the Bar

Slaying Writer’s Block & Writing at the Bar

By Samantha Sierra | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Listen to the song created by the white noise on the wind from nearby construction. A smile from a stranger sends a spark to your budding imagination. An unintended touch sends a surge of ‘what ifs’ to run on a reel in your restless mind. Or maybe, it’s that precious…

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Redeeming Miss Havisham and Why We Love Villains

Redeeming Miss Havisham and Why We Love Villains

By Samantha Sierra | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it, as if a feast had been in preparation when the house and the clocks all stopped together. An epergne or centre-piece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung…

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Was Poe a Monumental Mad Man or Time Traveling Author

Was Poe a Monumental Mad Man or Time Traveling Author?

By Samantha Sierra | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Master of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe is no doubt a compelling literary icon who keeps us guessing. If you take a look back at Poe’s collection of works, there are a few undeniable instances where we have to question…Was Poe a time traveler?   “Time travel was…

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Homespun Charm or Green Gables with a Little Grit, Who’s Your Anne?

By Samantha Sierra | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Miles of cornfields skirted my periphery each time I set foot out of my front door as a child. I remember long summers of tending the lawn, and helping my parents can tomatoes. Needless to say, I spent my early years on a farm. When Anne came across my radar,…

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Birds escape the towers from Kenilworth Castle England

Evolution of Vampire Mythology & Why Twilight Sucks!

By Samantha Sierra | October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The autumn air is becoming crisp causing a quickening in your step as you race to your car in the dying light. Sunlight that is dying a little earlier each night. They can now creep out, but do you notice?   “There are mysteries which men can only guess at,…

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