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Book review: Or the Bull Kills You

This is the first of Jason Webster’s stories about Spanish detective Max Cámara. The setting is Valencia during Fallas, the five-day festival of fireworks and bonfires. 178 more words

Sandra Danby

And the sea will grant each man new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home

A good day. I am thankful.

Volunteered at a shelter, then a long, good workout, now home, eating peaches, contemplating making some almond milk hot chocolate, and beginning a Ngaio Marsh mystery book, while the fan whirs in the background with the last promise of summer. 17 more words


Changing fashions...in book cover design. Six original vs current covers.

It’s wise to remember that the “perfect idea” or “perfect solution” doesn’t stay perfect forever.

The idea of what makes something ‘great’ is far from static. 193 more words

Design Ideas

Great opening paragraph…58

“The book was thick and black and covered with dust. Its boards were bowed and creaking; it had been maltreated in its own time. Its spine was missing, or rather protruded from amongst the leaves like a bulky marker. 117 more words

Sandra Danby

It was a good hunt

Went to my favorite place today and hunted down some books. Most of them are new authors to me but look intriguing.  I have a vacation coming up (Yes, even those of us who are on disability take vacations), so it was necessary I find enough reading material to cover up to then and the duration.


Famous people, reading: Jerry Lewis

“I’ve had great success being a total idiot.”

This must be a still from a movie: he’s reading ‘Income Tax Regulations’. The message here, I think, is find what you’re good at and stick to it. 49 more words

Sandra Danby