Category Archives: historical

Old Dreams

“If you could live anywhere in the world with no expenses to consider, where would you live? Why?” I am not sure the perfect place exists, but I would give it a shot. “Expenses” is generally a big consideration, but … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis?

Once again, family took my time and attention and I ran late for a review, until nearly 1 AM  yesterday morning my time when, just before bed, I checked in to see if the latest post by The Hound had gone … Continue reading

Posted in Anthologies, audiobooks, authors, characters, classics, descriptions, Faith-centered stories, historical, imagination, inspiration, inspirational stories, memories, movies, novels, paperback books, protagonists, reading, reviews, Tonette Joyce, translations, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mistitled

New Years Eve and I wish all of you a safe and happy 2022. Take care of yourself and those around you. It’s a Free Week and I was pressed for a topic. I have not finished a book recently,(save … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Twelve

I have four more cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to tell you about today. These bring my 2021 total to 49, which is one below my yearly goal of reading 50 books per year. That means I need … Continue reading

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Getting a Foot in the Door

  Our Wednesday Fox asked, “Tell us about the publication of your first book.” In the spring of 2012, I was working on a historical novel set in 1870, about a former samurai who needed to find a new direction. … Continue reading

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Like? Not Likely

THIS WEEK: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? I haven’t had a prospective publisher ask me that yet, but when I was hoping to … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Eleven

It’s been another challenging month at our house, with two more trips to the ER and many more doctor visits. Good thing I’ve always got my phone and/or Ipad with me, so I’ve always got something to read. This month … Continue reading

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Like a Kid Again

When I proposed this week’s topic “Tell us about books that you have introduced to by your children/grandchildren”, it was because we had already touched upon just about every angle related to books we loved as children, and I realized … Continue reading

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Well, Hello Dahl

A quick review this week for two books, but one story, and only about the first quarter of the whole story. I’m talking about a life, the life of Roald Dahl. I still don’t know everything about the man,  but … Continue reading

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Leaf By Niggle

I thought that I had exhausted all of the Tolkien available, but while perusing audiobooks a short time ago  I ran across this story and it hit straight to my heart. It struck me so much that although I have … Continue reading

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