Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Lonely Hobby

It’s pity party time. When I started my blog I did it for one reason: to share my thoughts about books and bookish things, and find people who love these things as much as I do. I mean, I’d love … Continue reading

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A Fatal Grace: A Chilling Mystery

I have finally read a mystery where I successfully guessed the culprit before the end! YES!!! As I say this I feel strange. I could have sworn that I had successfully beaten the author of a mystery book before, but … Continue reading

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How to Read a Mystery Novel

There is a big difference between solving a mystery and solving a mystery novel. The mystery novel is specifically designed to lead you in the wrong direction until the very end where you kick yourself for not being able to … Continue reading

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The Secret of Chimneys: Not All Is As It Seems

I don’t know what it is about mysteries lately, but they’ve got their hooks in me. I finished reading Still Life, by Louise Penny, and had a couple days before I could get the sequel, so I started reading The … Continue reading

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How to Read More Books

When I tell people that I read 83 books last year I always get some variation of the same response: “How do you read that much?” Some people think I read at the speed of light, which is astoundingly far … Continue reading

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Still Life: A New Favorite Mystery Author

Every genre is it’s own specific art form. Fantasy and science fiction require a great deal of world creation that may include changing or modifying the very laws of nature. Horror stays mostly realistic while bringing us in as close … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness: The Real Necessities

Everyone should have an emergency preparedness plan in case of long-term power outages or natural disasters. When crap hits the fan we need to be prepared to shovel it off our doorsteps. So what do we do? Well, the most … Continue reading

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