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Top Ten Tuesday: For the Love of Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Not being much of a romance reader I always struggle to come up with a meaningful response to these Valentine’s Day prompts. 476 more words

Quote of the Day

“Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one
sensation, fire, from the other, frost.”

A.S. Byatt, Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice… 323 more words


Some of my favorite books are the ones that have some historical mystery to solve, similar to (and including) The Da Vinci Code. I love the idea of finding some new item/artifact/information that could change history as we know it. 360 more words


Green and gold and mysteriously bright

What to say about A. S. Byatt’s Possession? Even after half a dozen reads the ending always leaves me breathless and I felt like I couldn’t start this post until I had just sat with it a few days.  963 more words


Artist vs. Mommy

Once I wrapped my last project at the end of September, I submitted to an ebb of domestic demands, and now I’m so incredibly ready for artistic flow. 607 more words

On writing sequences: with guests Keith Hutson, Steve Ely and Pascale Petit

For the last 18 months I’ve been more or less bogged down, stalled, stymied – call it what you like. It started with a reading I heard at the Red Shed in Wakefield, a group performance by the Sandal Writers. 3,338 more words