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2014 Reading List

I had a modest goal for 2014: to read at least two books per month. I made it with a few to spare, thanks to some quick mystery novels read during the RIP Challenge. I read much more than I … Continue reading

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Maplecroft

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave the thing that was no longer her mother forty whacks… Fall River, Massachussetts, two years after the sensational trial that found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the gruesome murders of her father and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Feather

War correspondant Connie Burns is accustomed to the horrors humans visit upon one another, but the sadistic killings of five women in Sierra Leone seem to be on another level of cruelty all together. She suspects a British mercenary, well-known … Continue reading

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Spring

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring Your Winter Garment of Repentence fling. The Bird of Time has little way To fly–and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing! ~The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam We’ve been penitent; … Continue reading

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Haunted Books

A couple of weeks before Halloween, I was kvetching that in the past year, I managed to do exactly NONE of the spooky craft projects I planned to do, and the next holiday was bearing down at top speed. “It’ll … Continue reading

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Meeting Churchill

I have a confession to make: I haven’t read a book in months. I got bogged down in Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind–a book that started off well enough, but got so tedious three-quarters of the way through … Continue reading

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RIP VII

Just this morning, I was exulting that August is nearly over, which means my favorite time of year is just days away. Then I checked my feeds and saw that Carl has raised the curtain on R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII. … Continue reading

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2011

I don’t know the last time I was so happy to see the backside of a year as it slugged its way out the door. 2011 was the worst year I’ve had in a long time–much worse than 2007, when … Continue reading

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RIP Remainders

I let the end of October whoosh right by without comment, and with it, the end of RIP VI. Before we get too much further down the road, I want to take a minute to review. It was a great … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Magic shall be written upon the sky by the rain but they shall not be able to read it; Magic shall be written on the faces of the stony hills but their minds shall not be able to contain it. … Continue reading

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