Blood and Circuses

I first became acquainted with Phryne Fisher via the TV series “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries" that stars Australian actors Essie Davis and Nathan Page. I loved the original series. Eventually, I got around to the books that inspired the series, and they have been quite fun to read. The most recent one I picked up:... Continue Reading →

Talk Bookish to Me

This was a surprisingly entertaining read. I picked up Kate Bromley's book: Talk Bookish to Me from the NEW books section at my local library. I liked the idea that it was about a romance writer who is stalled, but who uses the rekindling of a past romance to inspire her writing. From the first... Continue Reading →

History for Kids – California Gold Rush

Not long ago we were in San Francisco listening to a presentation on local history. Even though I am a native Californian, I must have slept through the history lessons in class. The discussion prompted me to check out a few books from the library, all of them children's books. I confess I don't usually... Continue Reading →

Along the Sacramento River

Sometimes other people's wit catches us by surprise. My son and I have been walking along the Sacramento River now and again, and this grafitti never fails to amuse me. Love is Free. ...So is poop. All the more relevant as there are homeless encampements and lots of dogs in the area. Love and Poop.... Continue Reading →

The Whispered Word – Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams. You can read my review of the first book in the series here. Here's the book blurb from Amazon: Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and... Continue Reading →

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