Category Archives: Books

The Pleasure Of A Book Sale

Yesterday I went to a book sale at my home library. It was as glorious as the summer-like weather we enjoyed. It was my first big sale in a long while. For many years, I anticipated the book sale another … Continue reading

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From Page to Screen

It’s Oscar day! Tonight the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the best films of 2014 with a red carpet entrance, hours-long ceremony, and after-parties that will run into the wee hours of Monday morning. That means … Continue reading

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Goodreads, Literary Matchmaker

Do you know Goodreads? The site’s home page poses a terrific invitation: “Meet your next favorite book.” Goodreads, perhaps the world’s largest book club, is a wonderful place for readers to meet, discover authors and books, and discuss their love of literature. Want to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Book Report

A few weeks ago I posted a list of a few of the books on my summer reading list. I have not yet read two of the five-The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and Peter Mayle’s The Corsican Caper-but summer … Continue reading

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Writing Influences

I just started reading Joanne Fluke’s Blackberry Pie Murder , the seventeenth book in her Hannah Swensen Mystery Series, making this a terrific opportunity to tell you about a few writers who influenced my work. I’ll start with Ms. Fluke’s work. I discovered the … Continue reading

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Adding Mystery To Your Christmas List

Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for a mystery reader? Or do you need a few books to add to your own wish list? Here are a few mystery series you or your loved one might enjoy. Is there a grumpy … Continue reading

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