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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

It was a foregone conclusion that I would be requesting a book calling itself Anne of Green Gables. I have loved Anne since I was twelve, and I still reread at least this first book, if not the whole series, … Continue reading

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Beartown – Fredrik Backman

This book wrecked me. It kept me up until three in the morning, and though I dreaded picking it up again the next day I did – thank God I started this on a Saturday – and I finished it … Continue reading

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The Antique House Murder – Leslie Nagel

I’m often hard on cozy mysteries. They’re so much of fun when they’re done well – which is why, despite all obstacles, I keep reading them – but when one doesn’t live up to expectations, I can’t help but point … Continue reading

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Cooking with Flavor Bombs

What a great idea. What a perfectly unique and appealing idea. I love to cook, but it’s kind of become a thing of the past for me. I no longer have to feed anyone but myself, and I no longer … Continue reading

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The Man in Lower Ten

This was kind of an odd one. I love Mary Roberts Rinehart – but this one was not quite up to where I expected it to be. Unfortunately it’s one of those books where the unsolved mystery is more interesting … Continue reading

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Lockdown – Laurie R. King

In my eyes, Laurie R. King can do no wrong. She has been on my Indispensables List for over two decades, and she is absolutely one of those writers whom I will follow anywhere. I doubt I would normally read … Continue reading

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The Lighthearted Quest

Apropos of nothing, I read this right in the middle of sort-of-accidentally watching a Spanish language series on Netflix called “The Time in Between”, and some of the coincidental echoes, especially in the setting, were a lot of fun. There … Continue reading

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If You Give a Man a Cookie

(This is my 900th post on this blog! Since February of 2009 I’ve been burbling away on here – someday I should figure out a total word count. I can just hear Carl Sagan’s voice: “Billions and billions…) Many many … Continue reading

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A Memory of Light

Just found this old review which for some reason I never posted. Oops … I can’t believe it’s over. I’ve said it all before, but there’s no better place to say it again: I first read The Eye of the … Continue reading

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Colored Pencil Painting Portraits

There is absolutely no denying Alyona Nickelsen’s talent and skill. The drawings – or colored pencil paintings – shown in this book are gorgeous in their photo–realism… my only complaint, I think, is a bit of spot–blindness in some facial … Continue reading

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