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    1. I really liked your review! I’ve already read to kill a mockingbird, but I think that your review was super accurate and covered everything well:) a great post! XO c

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    2. Hiya! I’m new to blogging and am also interested in doing book reviews so it was very cool to read one by someone else! I loved how descriptive you were about the book’s theme! Good job!

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      1. Thank you! I find books that are “too good” hard to critique: it’s like I have a hard time putting into words exactly how “right” it was done.

        For example, as a writer, I admire how the author didn’t push her opinions on you in a moralizing way, but rather let you make your own. There no: this is good, this is bad. There’s just… life, and people do what they can with it. She shows a way, but doesn’t stress it: you’re free to choose another. I’m not sure if you understand what I mean?

        That’s something I’ll strive to achieve in my own work.

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      2. Ohmygod. Yes! I more than understand what you mean!
        It’s something I’ve been trying to do, tbh.
        It gets really tough sometimes 😅 because you can’t help but patronise a certain character you grew fond of.. Idk if you get what I’m saying but this often happens with me 😅 And then I have to go back and rewrite the whole thing from a different perspective allover again.
        That being said, I think your review was pretty great 👍🏻 one of the best I’ve read on the book actually.. Keep up the good work ☺️☺️

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    1. I love your positivity! It sounds like you had a lot of fun. For a bit of feedback, you might want to try choosing a theme for your writing; something deeper than just what you did. It could be a memory or feeling that came up while you were there, or maybe a social issue, etc. I think it would add some depth to your writing. Whatever you do, keep on writing!!

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    2. Beautiful pictures. This looks fun, we will have to try to make one, maybe a Spring break visit. We go at Thanksgiving every other year. Thanks for sharing and love your photos.

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      1. @Girl711 Hello, yes, I got an e-mail, timed at 10.11 on 7th Mar 2017 to say you were following. The posts it quoted were ‘…but I won’t’, ‘High School’ and ‘Remembering Old Times’. Unless you unsubscribed you would have had an e-mail about my new posts since then (I post every five days). You are still listed under that date in my follower list and I didn’t get any new follow from you.

        It used to be that if you click the little blue follower box on my blog it would UNSUBSCRIBE you if you were already following. I followed my own blog from the beginning and found this out the hard way!

        Anyway, no worries, you are definitely following, so thanks for that, and thanks again for checking out Taylor Maid, and I hope you will enjoy future stories from me!

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      1. Thank you very much! I hadn’t heard of TWUG. Mixed reviews on Amazon with 10% giving 1-star but perhaps I’ll look into it, copies are very cheap in any case (I didn’t read any of the reviews yet as I like to read without knowing the plot).

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      2. Well done Simon! It’s not often I read a story that makes me laugh in one sentence and cringe in another, but this one did. If you liked “Neuromancer” you’ll probably like “Wind Up Girl.” It’s got that same kind of weird vibe to it, the characters are believable, and there’s enough going on to keep the story moving. Cheers.

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  1. A sunny hello from the UK!

    My name is Mark, a keen writer, author and lover of all things positive.

    If you enjoy a fast paced psychological thriller or a gripping crime series, then please do get in touch. I am looking for all the support I can get as I continue my journey along this magical, fictional path to literary heaven.

    I am currently working on my second novel, the first in a new crime series featuring my lead detective, DCI Morgan. Please do stop by and say hello if you can. It would be great to hear from you.

    Take care,


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  2. Hey guys! I’m starting to get more familiar with navigating through WordPress and I have updated my blog. Please follow and I’ll follow back! Also check my latest post and drop yours in the comments so I can check it out too! Can’t wait to read them!

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  3. Hi all! 😊

    I am c from A Girl and Depression.

    I write about my personal experiences with mental health, but also try to spread some humor and positivity as well!

    I have a series called Post-itivity which is Monday Motivation, in which I normally share an inspirational quote and write about it. Last time, I shared pictures.

    Since I have depression and social anxiety, I hope to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and show people that I can still be a (usually) positive person!

    I like to call myself a depressed optimist:)

    Please let me know any suggestions or comments you have for me or on my blog. I would greatly appreciate them! And let me know if you would like me to do the same;)

    XOXO, c ❤

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      1. Ohh that is so kind!! Thank you so much 😊 I love your blog too by the way! You’re such a good writer and your blog is always so fun. I can’t wait to see more of Otis! ❤ C

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      2. You’re very welcome and Thanks! I am sure that little booger will do something adorable or naughty this week. I think he’s actually currently asleep in my bed… AGAIN… (Have I mentioned yet that he has figured out how to open the doors now??) *sigh*

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    1. I am definitely following! I’m a bit of a depressed optimist too, although it can be hard to prove it. Haha.
      Anyways I hope to post a bit about mental health positivity too, among other thoughts and stuff that I have.

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    2. I also suffer from depression; almost recently, I wrote a post about it after I finally decided to accept it. I must say that I love your blog and I’m proud of your courage because it took me years to finally accept mine and open up about it. But I’m still ashamed to talk about it so, you’re doing a really good job

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      1. Thank you so much!! I have to say, it was really brave of you to open up with such a large following:) I hope that you’ll realize how strong you are. By the way, I really love your poems! XO c ❤

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      1. What a great way of tackling one of the trickiest questions surrounding faith; it’s like trying to reconcile belief in a just God with the existence of evil. And the crop circle analogy was a perfect way of illustrating perspective.

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  4. Hello!

    Would love some feedback on my latest poem entitled Sweet Bitter:
    Thought of it on a long run– originally written for a creative writing class that I am in.

    Would love some constructive criticism. And how did the poem make you feel afterwards? Satisfied? Nostalgic? What did you think the poem was about?

    Also, I would love to check out your blogs, so leave them in the comments as well!

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  5. Hello! Happy Monday to all you fellow swimmers in the pool today! I wrote a post about the paralyzing terror of adulting and how I deal with it (spoiler alert: not well) if you’d like to check it out!

    I hope everyone had a nice weekend and that you all have an enjoyable and uneventful week. Or if it’s eventful, I hope they’re all good events!

    I also hope it’s raining less where you are, because honestly I think every item of clothing I own is soaked through at this stage. Ireland, get your act together!

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    1. As I read this, I heard a low boom of thunder outside. Doesn’t bode well, but I love me a good thunder storm. 🙂

      On another note: PEOPLE OF THE POOL, read Quinn’s tales and give her a follow. You won’t regret it!

      That is all.

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      1. The same could be said for you and your blog! By the way I just want to say that it made me smile seeing how happy you looked in your photos. You just look so excited! It’s infectious!

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    2. Everyone feels like they aren’t good enough. Those who say they don’t are either lying or not taking enough time to look within. As a writer, it’s your job to introspect. And with that comes fear and foreboding. This piece has a very different feel from you other recent posts. Well done.

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      1. I agree that people who love writing definitely tend to overthink things. I overthink to the point of paralysis. The trick is to figure out how to get back in first gear after I stall! Thanks Jeff

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    3. Enjoyed your post! Gave a follow! Can’t wait to see the rest of your posts! 🙂 I wish I could tell you it was raining less here- but South Western Ontario Canada is grey and drizzly today. Ugh……(Well at least it isn’t snow….)

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    1. Great reviews! The post was well planned and your pictures were great. It seems like you put a lot of effort into it! Keep it up:) best of luck with your blog!! XOXO c ❤

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    1. “Finish Strong” is a coaching motto I use frequently. Go full bore until you’re done. It’s impressive that you’ve set this goal. I imagine you’re seeing quite a bit of coasting all around you. I like you new picture.

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    1. I really enjoyed reading through your recent post. I’ve been to Paris years ago and stayed for a day and a half yet I didn’t see half as much as you did in 1 night! /fail 😂😂

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    1. Hey!! Thanks for that hair care DIY!
      Also, may i suggest you give your blog some interesting title! Because, sure we should not judge a book by its cover but everyone sure judges it by its name!

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