Category Archives: advice

Repeat, Read, Repeat

It’s Free Week and I want to revisit something that although I have addressed in the past, it has come up a few times quite recently here on 4F,1H: You can’t judge books by their TV shows or movies, (and … Continue reading

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Finding Room to Find Things

The Monday Fox asked: “What’s first on your to-do list for 2023?” Lists are good for me, especially with all that goes on in my life. I used to have a phenomenal memory and never made a grocery list, copy … Continue reading

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The Dickens, I Say!

This is not a ‘review’ week, but this one won’t wait. It’s about a story that all of you know, one that I thought that I did in its entirety. I also thought that I had read the complete story, … Continue reading

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We Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute

(I may have said all of this before, but for once, I am not taking time to check. Bear with me.) I was always opposed to Christmas decorations and Christmas music before Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving, but in the last … Continue reading

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Stringing Along

THIS WEEK:Do you enjoy reading SERIES fiction? Is there a “magic” number of titles in that series that you find most agreeable? Moreover, do you WRITE series fiction? How many titles do YOU plan in your series? I most definitely … Continue reading

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Line in the Sand, or Footprints?

“What is the bravest/scariest thing you have ever done?” This is a hard one, as I thought of myself as a coward most of my life. However, I have come to realize that there are a few things that I … Continue reading

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Foxfire

Have you ever read the “Foxfire” books? They started out as a periodical in the late 1960s and by the early 1970s, the articles were compiled into books, as more and more information was gathered. This all came to be … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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Went With the Wind

“Went With the Wind” was the title of the hilarious Carol Burnett lampoon of the famous Civil War saga, but Margaret Mitchell or her editors would probably would have named the book that today. Why? Because “gone” seems to be … Continue reading

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Sister, Staff, and Strong Drink

The past week or so has been a really busy, an unfortunately busy, one for me. I had to take The Sister, who is never really ill, to the hospital; I stayed up all night there with her, then they … Continue reading

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