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Donna Leon at her worse! Or am I just getting tired of her writing?

Through a Glass Darkly is Donna Leon’s 15th book about Commissario Guido Brunetti in Venice. I have this thing about reading books in order, so I have had to force myself through this book, even though it is very, very boring. 860 more words

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Good Better Bestseller: What makes for a Bestseller?

Having spoken to a few authors, Zen Scribe knows why many authors want to write a bestseller. Money is one reason.

Writing a bestseller is an easy way to make lots and lots of money, or at least, that is what authors think. 1,028 more words


Hooray and Hallelujah, You Had it Coming To Ya*

Most of us don’t take pleasure in others’ misfortune. Every once in a while, though, we do like to see certain people being ‘taken down a peg.’ That’s especially true if the person being humbled is arrogant or annoyingly officious. 1,372 more words

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Come See About Me*

I’m very honoured and excited that Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…  has been awarded the Very Inspiring Blog Award by Moira at Clothes in Books… 1,475 more words

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That's the Time You Get Me Runnin' and You Know I'll Be Around*

 Have you ever known an enabler? You know the kind of person I mean; I’m sure you do. Parents who make excuses for their child’s mistakes instead of helping that child to be responsible are arguably enabling. 1,120 more words

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She's a Highly Specialized Key Component of Operational Unity*

Secretaries and office assistants are often essential to the success of just about any business. The more competent they are, the better the business runs. If you’ve ever had either a very competent or a very incompetent one, you know what I mean. 987 more words

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A crime on the rocks

Today’s choice: reading a crime novel in the sun.