Category Archives: e-books

The Good Doctor

Finding myself needing to rest, I decided to start a limited series I had saved as a ‘watch later’ and never got around to. It was the 2016 version of “Doctor Thorne”, and I am so glad that I did … Continue reading

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Guest: Writer/Narrator Julia Valentine

Julia Valentine, a.k.a., “Miss Worm” I met Julia online when we were on live chats. We were of the same mind about some matters, and we are both cat lovers; (we teamed up on one chatter who dared to disparage … Continue reading

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Series of Unfortunate Events

This week’s topic:   Would you consider publishing a serialized version of one of your stories?  To be honest I quickly, (and wrongfully), assumed that it meant to consider making sequels to some of our stories.  I really had no idea … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Story a Bit at a Time

I supplied the topic for this week: Serialized stories, such as those offered through Kindle Vella, have recently become popular. Would you consider publishing a serialized version of one of your stories?  My motivation for pursuing this topic is the … Continue reading

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Goodreads 2023 Challenge, Part Three

It’s been a great month of reading and listening! Here are the four cozy mysteries and two romances I reviewed on Goodreads. Hope you find one that interests you! Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourists by M. C. BeatonAgatha Raisin … Continue reading

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Goodreads 2023 Challenge, Part One

Soon after I began my subscription to Audible, I checked out the audiobook offerings at my local library. It turns out that by downloading another app on my iPad, I can listen to books owned by a large library cooperative … Continue reading

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2022 Goodreads Wrap-up

I am so pleased that I was able to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2022 by reading and reviewing 50 books! This makes seven years in a row that I’ve achieved that goal. Here are the final titles for … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Seven

It’s been a busy month, and I’ve only got three titles to share with you today. But all three are great books and I recommend them highly. Take a look, and maybe you’ll find one to curl up with! Dead … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part One

The new year brought a significant change in my daily routine, and my evenings are quieter. I’m reading at home, rather than in doctor’s offices or in the hospital. Will I read more? Time will tell. Once again, I set … Continue reading

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An Absolute Favorite Book of Mine

When we discussed books that were introduced to because of our children and grandchildren, I had more than enough to mention, so I omitted one.Actually, I found it by myself because it had the seal of the Newberry Award on … Continue reading

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