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  • 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 →
  • The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo
    My book review of The Lives of the Saints by Leigh Bardugo (Grishaverse).
  • Don’t Destroy Your Health
    The man who earns a million but destroys his health in the process is not really a success. — Zig Ziglar
  • 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 →
  • Demagoguery
    “Hamilton’s besetting fear was that American democracy would be spoiled by demagogues who would mouth populist shibboleths to conceal their despotism.” ― Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton Related Posts
  • Time.
    “It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book.” Douglas Adams Related Posts
  • 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. All the more relevant as there are homeless encampements and lots of dogs in the area. Love and Poop. That’s all we need. Or is… 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 →
  • Get started.
    “Whenever you are stuck searching for the optimal plan, remember: Getting started changes everything.” – James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

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