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Summer Road Trip!

Just returned home from visiting family for three weeks. My sister is also an antique lover, and I have to say that we’re pretty dangerous together! 439 more words


The Dreamer - Volume 3, by Lora Innes - A Graphic Novel

  The Dreamer – Vol 3

The Dreamer is a series of comics written and drawn by one Lora Innes. They’re web comics but since I’m old-fashioned, I wait until they are collected and put together in book form. 229 more words

Comic Books!

The anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the battle of Fort McHenry, which was used in the ‘War of 1812′ (although this battle happened in 1814 – try not to get confused) to successfully defend Chesapeake Bay against a bombardment by the British Navy. 797 more words

Children's Books

Change of name of second book of Mfecane trilogy

As anyone who follows this blog knows I have been strugging with the decision of whether to change the genre of the Mfecane trilogy (see in this blog , 153 more words


Gold Rush Deluge Book Blast and #Giveaway

It’s the Gold Rush Deluge Book Blast! I’m being featured on several fantastic blogs in a book blast hosted by Masquerade Tours. The fun of these tours is reading the excerpts and teasers, the comments, joining the conversation, and being entered to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card, or a $25 Book Depository Book Spree. 126 more words


CBR6 15: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

The Daughter of Time (1951) is the first novel by Josephine Tey that I’ve read, and it’s a rather unconventional mystery, so I have no idea how the style relates to any of her other detective fiction. 283 more words

Christina Baker Kline’s “Orphan Train”: An Emotional Journey Worth Sharing

Book Review: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2013

At first glance, 90-year-old Vivian has nothing in common with Molly, a troubled teen-ager. 420 more words