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 →

Bronte’s Mistress – Book Review

There are few books that I think about for days after I finish them. I am a voracious reader. I will open up a book, get into the story, and then when I am done with the book, I move on to the next. Not so for Bronte's Mistress by Finola Austin. As nearly anyone... Continue Reading →

Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins

I picked this book up after reading another book by Manda Collins, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem. I found the plot of that book entertaining, and who doesn't enjoy a well off widow doing basically whatever she likes, but especially bucking tradition? Ready Set Rogue is one of those romance novels I don't... Continue Reading →

The Secret, Book and Scone Society

The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams is a well-written book. Here's an extract from the Amazon blurb: Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a... Continue Reading →

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