Category Archives: Favorites

Anne of Green Gables revisited – again

Have you seen this? I want everything on this page. I’ve written about Anne before, a few times. But – as with any extraordinary book – every time I read or listen to it something different sticks with me. As … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – Sissy Spacek

Miss Lee – Miss Nelle – I didn’t ever read your book in high school; I’m real glad of that, because everything they made me read, I hated, at least until I read it on my own. (I’ll never like … Continue reading

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Whose Body – Dorothy L. Sayers – Nadia May

Another reading, another take on the book. Nothing new and startlingly original, by any means, but it is always different having a book read to you. And Nadia May did a truly lovely job with it. I love her as … Continue reading

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The Blue Castle – L.M. Montgomery

The Blue Castle has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it, more years ago than I care to dwell on. My childhood and youth was nothing like Valancy Sterling’s – my family was pretty … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings reread – here we go… AGAIN

So Christmas has come and gone – all the commercials have gone away, Valentine’s Day merchandise (and probably Easter) will be pushing the Yuletide stuff out of the stores, and if God is kind I won’t have to hear “Feliz … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones – GRRM

I’ve loved this series forever. I remember having long discussions with a coworker about how Cersei changes through the series, remember my trepidation at the idea of a tv series and my joy at the casting of Peter Dinklage – … Continue reading

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Darkness on His Bones – Barbara Hambly (Netgalley)

I’ve been a tremendous fan of Barbara Hambly since her Star Trek novels in the 80’s. Her characters, whether they’re someone else’s creations like Spock or Catherine Chandler, or her people who appear in only one novel like Marcus or … Continue reading

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New Spring – Robert Jordan

My one note on Goodreads on this book was “Not nearly as much spanking in this as in the main series” – and that’s a bit sad, considering there was still more spanking than I would consider normal in a … Continue reading

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The Eye of the World: Robert Jordan

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Long, long ago – while I was manning a pharmacy cash register on my first job, so long ago that cigarettes were about $10 a carton … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, Zach Appelman

I’m a huge voice fan. And last fall I had the tremendous good luck to see Zach Appelman as Hamlet at The Hartford Stage. If it hadn’t been the last day, I would have gone back as often as possible, … Continue reading

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