SHORTS, NOVELS, AND OTHER THINGS

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Book review: Beggar’s Solution by Jan Sikes (@JanSikes3) #historical love story #farming post-WW II

I always look forward to Jan Sikes’ books. She has such a gentle and heart-warming way of telling a story that the reader feels that all’s right with the world when they’re done reading. Layken Marin...

Always Wear a One-Piece Bathing Suit

Another humorous or not-so humorous memory of growing up in Plymouth. My mother, in addition to being just plain smart about lots of things, was also very handy. She had painted all the rooms in the...

Book Report: Tales of the Risen Tide by David M. Reynolds #RBRT #YA fantasy #post-apocalyptic dystopian adventure

I purchased this book for review as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team. All I can say is whew! This book took me on a breathless, swashbuckling adventure set on the seas of a ravaged Earth in the...

Do You Know Why You Have a Middle Name?

I never really thought about middle names until I recently learned that having a middle name dates back to ancient Rome. Many Romans had three names: A praenomen was a personal name, or what we call...

BRUNCH WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS, MAE CLAIR, WHO STOPS BY ON HER BLOG TOUR

Mae Clair, whom I’ve called MC since I can’t remember when, has a new book out called The Keeping Place. She’s doing a book tour this month and I’m delighted to have snagged her in her travels for a...

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY – BUT WHO WAS SAINT VALENTINE?

Although there were several Saint Valentines, the common biography (hagiography – I learned a new word!) describes Saint Valentine as either a priest of Rome or the Bishop of Terni, a town in central...
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