Darlene’s Book World

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Darlene’s Book World

Welcome, book lover!

This corner of the internet is dedicated to the introverted book reader who as a youngster crawled under the covers and read by flashlight. The person who waited in line for hours for a book release and then stayed up all night reading just to finish the book!

We’ll be celebrating all things book-related including bookshelf tours, discussions, reviews, and more. I’ll also be covering how writers can learn from novels the way I did in the last few years — and it changed my writer life!

Come celebrate the written word with me.

Best reading,



Book Reviews & Recommendations

The Stones of Kaldaar Review

Art & Yeats: the Wild Swans at Coole

Believable Trauma in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

DarWrites Book Review Criteria

Pathos, Ethos, and Logos in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Recommended Reading Part 1

Review: Frank Herbert’s Dune

“When Ash Remains” Review




Interviews & Visiting Writers

Mamma Writes: On Writing and Teaching Creative Writing by Alexandra Panic

Don’t Melt with Chris Weigand

Tameri Etherton Interview


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