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The Book Yogi

Generally, my thoughts on my most recent reading adventures.

Female Authors in Sci-Fi Fantasy

I have heard many times throughout the years that the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre is dominated by men, that publishers give preference to male authors and that readers gravitate towards books by male authors in this genre as they write it best. I’m not saying that the politics behind these statements aren’t true, and there is certainly a biased pattern in the terms of literary awards, but I have always found it interesting as my experience as a reader has been the exact opposite.

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Virginia DeFeo
The Wicked King | Thoughts

It's funny how, sometimes, there's nothing you can do but like a story, no matter how you try not to. I'm not sure why I went into this book with my mind made up that I would not like it. I remember feeling the same way with The Cruel Prince when I finished; that when I looked back at the story and all its elements I should not be so enamored. But for some reason, I just liked it, albeit begrudgingly. So, going into The Wicked King, it was almost unfair how determined I was that I would not be impressed.

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Virginia DeFeo
Grand Street Lofts

Grand Street Lofts is a new apartment community located in Mamaroneck, NY featuring 21 residential apartment units and one commercial space. Strategically located in the Mamaroneck downtown district and just steps away from the Mamaroneck Train Station, the community offers residents an easy commute to NYC or New England. With dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops, Mamaroneck is one of the most vibrant downtowns in Westchester County.

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Virginia DeFeo
June & July Wrap Up

I've been powering through my TBR pile this summer, and thankfully there are some major wins for me! Baby boy doesn't allow me to get as much done as I had hoped, but reading and working on some editing is accomplishable! Plus, I have my positive thoughts in hyperdrive right now in making some exciting changes for our future - your reality is what you make it, so make what you want to happen, happen!

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Virginia DeFeo