Category Archives: historical

Never-ending TBR, Part Six

School is out for the summer, and my evening rehearsals are down to once per week. I have more time to read, and I indulged myself this month! Here are my reviews for this period: What If… By Anne PerraultThis … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part Four

This has been a good month of reading! All the books, other than Hearts and Goals, were written by authors I’ve previously reviewed.  After a Fashion by Jen TuranoA Class of Their Own, Book 1Last month I read the story … Continue reading

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Carefree

  This week it was asked: What is your fondest childhood memory?  It is very funny that just  last week thoughts occurred to me of lazy summer days and sometimes how carefree my life was. It wasn’t all the time. … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Three

Thanks to the university’s spring break, I got in some extra reading time this month! Here are the awesome books I read: Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane KellyA House Flipping Mystery, Book 1I “met” Diane Kelly when I … 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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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

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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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