Category Archives: favorites

“UPLIFTING” Book

This week we are discussing books that we have wanted to read, but for some reason have never gotten to them. WHERE DO I START? Take one look at all of the books around my house and you will know … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood

Does everyone know the story of Little Red Riding Hood? The way it goes is like this. A little girl who wears a red cape (hence the name) is taking some food to her grandmother who is sick. On her … Continue reading

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Guest: Author/Psychologist Mary Kennedy

Once again, I find myself Facebook Friends with a writer who is also a psychologist. (Perhaps I should ask them what this means?) Mary Kennedy is a prolific writer with over fifty published works. She blogs with our friend Duffy … Continue reading

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Good vs Bad; Story or Style?

I had the idea that around this time of year, I’d review A Christmas Carol, but our Tuesday Fox beat me to it. I had considered tucking the idea away until next year, but she got on it. Good job, … Continue reading

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Move Along, Movies

Best books-to-movies? I know that we have covered this; I absolutely know that I have brought up the best movies made from terrible books. Yes, it happens; books are not “always ruined” when made into movies. I will once again … Continue reading

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Movie Time

One of our foxes asked, “What is your favorite book to film adaptation and why?” This is going to be a very short post. Five years ago, the book-to-movie question was phrased by our senior fox this way: “Do you … Continue reading

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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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A Rare Review

In Free Weeks during recent months I have posted about how much I have gotten out of well-read audiobooks.  Well-performed audiobooks have added greatly to my pleasure and cultural knowledge, for I might never have taken the time to read through … Continue reading

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

This week’s topic is one I suggested: What are some things you LIKE about winter? Here in Michigan, we get some pretty cold days and nasty snowstorms. There are times when it’s not safe to be outdoors, so it’s easy … Continue reading

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Autumn in Pisgah

What’s not to like about autumn? In my part of the world the weather finally gets cool enough to enjoy being outside. Leaves are turning brilliant scarlet, rust, red, and gold. It’s football season too. In South Carolina we do … Continue reading

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