Monthly Archives: February 2011

Unlikely Pairings in the First Person

A novel set in the seventeenth century,¬†Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999), and a movie,¬†Goodfellas (1990), set in the later part of the twentieth century have something in common. Both have female main characters who narrate the story in the … Continue reading

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Robins Have Arrived

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/id Last week, I saw a robin in the shrub outside the kitchen window. He was eating berries and appeared to be looking at me. Since we’ve had more than our share of bitterly cold days, I could hardly believe … Continue reading

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Change of Pace

Just so you know, dear reader, not all of my tastes run to the light and fluffy side. I like nonfiction, too, including some history. Unfortunately, not all gifted historians are gifted writers, and many of us may recall the … Continue reading

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Sidetracked

Happily sidetracked once again for the best of reasons: more books and reading! I’m near the end of a good mystery right now called Trouble in Transylvania by Barbara Wilson (1992). I don’t know how this gal slipped by without … Continue reading

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