Author Archives: Gioia

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.

PSA: Still Here

Goodness. It’s been over a year since my last post. I’m actually still here and read as much as ever. However Hubby’s ill health turned out to be a heart defect which my youngest child has, too, landing them both … Continue reading

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The Broken Wall by TaraSoleil

Story Title:  The Broken Wall Author Name:  TaraSoleil Category:  Harry Potter Story Url: Story Link Content Rating:  Mature Status: Complete Length:   80,648 words Story Summary:   It was only a book. No harm ever came from reading a book. Gioia’s Rec: … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines

Story Title:  We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy Author Name:  Caseen Gaines Category:   Published Book Story Url: Amazon Link Story Url: Publisher’s Site Content Rating:  All Ages Status: Completed Length:   288 pages … Continue reading

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Innocent by MarauderLover7

Story Title:  Innocent (I only recommend Chapters 1-71) Author Name:  MarauderLover7 Category:  Harry Potter Story Url: Story Link Alternate Url: Google Doc Content Rating:  Mature (I’m not sure why it’s got such a high rating. I would’ve said “Teen,” and that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe, Baby/Kid-Fic, Character Study, Content Rating-HP: Mature (R), Friendship/Mentorship, Gen, Harry Potter, Harry rescued from the Dursleys, Harry-centric, Introspective, Sirius Black avoids or escapes Azkaban earlier than in canon, Sirius-centric | Tagged | Leave a comment

11/22/63 by Stephen King

Story Title:  11/22/63 Author Name:  Stephen King Category:    Published Book Story Url: Amazon Content Rating:  Adult Status: Published 2012 Length:   880 pages Story Summary:   Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.  President John F. Kennedy is dead.  Life can turn … Continue reading

Posted in Action/Adventure Novel, Character Study, Drama/Angst, Het: M/F, Historical, Historical Novel or Setting, Introspective, Main Character Death, Mystery/Crime Novel, Mystery/Suspense, Published Novel, Religious/Faith/Spiritual element, Romance, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Novel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Say Something and Around The Bend by JennWithAPen

Story Title:  Say Something, Around the Bend Author Name:  JennWithAPen Category:  Anne of Green Gables Category: Rare Fandom Story Url: Say Something and Around the Bend Content Rating:  Teen Status: Both Completed Length:   53,344 words and 61,841 Story Summary – … Continue reading

Posted in Anne of Green Gables, Conventional (Canon) Couple, Drama/Angst, Fantasy/Folklore/Mythology, Favorite Story, Fluff, Het: M/F, Hurt/Comfort, Introspective, Outsider-POV, Rare Fandom, Religious/Faith/Spiritual element, Romance, Series | Tagged | Leave a comment

Just Stay Here Tonight by Monroeslittle

Story Title:  Just Stay Here Tonight Author Name:  Monroeslittle Category:   Harry Potter Story Url: Story Link Content Rating:  Mature Status: Completed Length:   38,077 words Story Summary:   AU. Lily Evans isn’t a witch. Gioia’s Rec: As most of you probably know, … Continue reading

Posted in Alternate Universe, ANGST! ANGST! ANGST!, Character Study, Content Rating-HP: Mature (R), Conventional (Canon) Couple, Drama/Angst, Harry Potter, Het: M/F, Introspective, James Potter/Lily Evans, Pre-canon setting, Romance | Tagged | Leave a comment