Featured Book: November 18

This month, I’m featuring the latest book from one of my favorite writers! I’ve featured many of Linton Robinson’s books in the past, so I’m pleased to feature Raptor’s Golden Hits: When the band you’re in starts playing different tunes…. There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me… It’s only rock and roll but […]

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Featured Book: October 7

While watching a retrospective on the American film maker, Ken Burns, the commentator announced that Burns was soon to release a new documentary about the Vietnam War. After seeing a short heartbreaking clip, I thought about the 50,000+ American soldiers (many of them drafted) who lost their lives in a foreign war the U.S. inherited […]

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‘Twas the Weekend Before July 4th

While writing my novel by installment, I consciously chose holiday celebrations. The one common thread about these holidays—besides the story itself—was the undeniable commercialization of every one of them as an opportunity for Big Sale Weekends, a fact I did mention in several of the 10,000 to 11,000 words short stories/novellas that make up the […]

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Featured Book – April 3

Humor-Social Commentary/Contemporary As you’ve probably guessed, Linton Robinson is one of my favorite go-to authors for humor, particularly male humor. Call me whatever you like but Lin’s humor makes me laugh. It’s ironic, twisted, often self-deprecating and always ROFL funny. My favorite line is “Have they ruled out suicide?” (You’ll have to read Sweet Spot […]

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Featured Book – March 25

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Size Matters, By J. L. Salter   Size does matter, when you’re only a foot tall.    Concept: Accidentally swallowing a mysterious pill from her eccentric scientist cousin, Emma Hobby shrinks to under a foot tall. When she resumes normal size, she must track down her cousin, who’s obviously in trouble (based on those unsettling messages […]

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Featured Book – March 8

I posted this review about Linton Robinson’s book, Sweet Spot, several years ago, but with all the political upheaval recently, this particular book keeps coming to mind. I loved it then and love it still. Mazatlan Confidential Sweet Spot, Linton Robinson Linton Robinson’s  novel of corrupt politicians, Mazatlan Carnival and baseball has all the credentials for […]

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RE: Another Memorial Day to Remember

Reposted from Classic and Cozy Books Blog, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Traditionally, graves of Union soldiers were decorated with flowers. The Confederate soldiers were commemorated similarly, but on a separate day. By the 20th Century, the competing days merged into the one we now know, the last Monday of May, the beginning of summer.Every year, […]

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Snakes & Snails & Puppy Dogs’ Tails

We know the counterpart to the title of this blog, starting with sugar but enough is said about the Spice and Nice. About twenty years ago, I learned the counterpoint regarding boys from a book titled, Bringing Up Boys. I have three. Variously known as “the mother of those three” and “so you’re the one […]

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