Category Archives: novels

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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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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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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Never-ending TBR, Part Twelve

I’m running a bit behind on my reading schedule. In order to reach my goal of reading 50 books in 2022, I need to read three more books in the next two weeks. It’s a good thing I’ve got a … 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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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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Holiday Favorites

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Do you have a favorite Christmas/holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season?”  I’ve mentioned before that I watch very few movies, so we’ll start … Continue reading

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Poor Relations

I used to say that I liked to read everything but romance, but falling in with the Hound, Foxes and their friends changed that. I narrowed it down to say that I enjoyed everything but Regency, and now I have … 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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