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No Border Fence Can Separate Us, No*

I live less than an hour’s drive (depending on the traffic) from the U.S./Mexican border. What’s interesting about a borderland area like this is the distinctive culture that’s developed. 1,115 more words

Agatha Christie

Rosie's Avid Readers #RBRT Killing The Shadows by Val McDermid

Rosie’s Avid readers are people who like reading and have a book to tell us about, they are the voice of a friend who says ” I just read this book….” 179 more words


10 Tributes to Terry Pratchett - Artbeat

Prime Ministers and fellow writers have paid tribute to the great writer whose life ended on 12 March with a long walk into the arms of one of his most loved characters, Death. 69 more words

Chelsea Haith

On being a door-to-door salesman

On Saturday I took part in the awesome KillerReads CrimeFest15 organised by Sam Missingham, Head of Audience Development at HarperCollins. Bloggers, former cops, ex-offenders and dozens of crime and thriller authors – including such legendary names as Ian Rankin, Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid – all took part in online events on Twitter and Facebook and also in store at Waterstones. 282 more words


A Val McDermid book from my "to be read" bookshelf

My reading challenge this year is to read those books already on my bookshelf, in other words, books to be read, waiting on the shelf. 190 more words


Top Ten Tuesday - Books for readers who like Jane Austen

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten books for readers who like ____”. 602 more words

Questionable Time #127

Good morrow lemmings and welcome to a very deep-fried edition of Questionable Time! Now I don’t know much about Scottish politics, aside from the fact that everybody currently seems terminally pissed off at the Labour Party, like a cat that’s thrown up on the rug. 1,222 more words

Question Time