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“Sarah Jane” by James Sallis – Book Review

Sarah Jane has had a difficult and complex life to date. Born in the American South to poor parents whose relationship was dysfunctional, she had a troubled childhood. Her adolescence was tumultuous and ended with a court-ordered stint in the … Continue reading

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Readers find the magic

As a lifelong reader, I’ve always known that there is magic to be found within books. So… I thought I’d share a few graphics that helps convey my feelings about reading. (Some I’ve shared with you before – others I’m … Continue reading

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“Beartown” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.” It is official!  I can honestly say that Fredrik Backman is my favorite author.  I have now read everything he has written, and all have … Continue reading

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Bibliophilia on Pinterest

Bibliophilia (noun): a great or excessive love of books ; also, an enthusiastic or extreme interest in collecting books.     Social media has had a huge impact on readers.  Some even spend precious reading time perusing their favorite social … Continue reading

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“Death in profile” by Guy-Fraser Sampson – Book Review

In a police procedural mystery that pays homage to the great Dorothy L. Sayers, “Death in profile” is an excellent portrayal of dogged police work with little of the glitz and glamour of some other novels in the genre. As … Continue reading

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A few quotes from mystery authors

“Experience is as effective a teacher as she is because one does tend to remember her lessons.” — Lawrence Block (as said by his character Bernie Rhodenbarr in “The Burglar in the Closet”.) “There is no detective in England equal … Continue reading

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“On Cats” ~ by Charles Bukowski – Book Review

Anyone expecting a ‘cutsie‘ book about cats will be taken aback.  This is a book of poems by the inimitable Bukowski – edgy and raw. I am not comfortable reviewing poetry.  I do not deem myself qualified to do so.  … Continue reading

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Why do we read?

Whether a book makes you laugh or cry, it becomes indelibly a part of you. Once the words are read you can’t unread them. Think of all the things that the words and phrases within books have made you think … Continue reading

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Fiction quotes

“Fiction is not a dream. nor is it guesswork.  It is imagining based on facts, and the facts must be accurate or the work of imagining will not stand up.” — Margaret Culkin Banning  (American author and writer) “The reason … Continue reading

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Memorable lines

I keep a notebook with what I call ‘keepers‘. Keepers are lines from books that I am reading that stand out as profound (to me at least), or are memorable for other reasons. I am curious if other readers do … Continue reading

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