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Just Say Yes

Five Photos, Five Stories #5 Saying “yes” is easy, I suppose, to the extrovert. Not so much for those of us of a more introverted nature. It’s not that we’re anti-social….exactly….but it takes more of an effort to mentally gear … Continue reading

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Literary Kindred Spirits

Five Photos, Five Stories #2 Challenge Rules: I am to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem, or a short paragraph. I am relentless when … Continue reading

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A Reading Resolution

Were it not for my fellow bloggers, I would not be the least tempted to break out of the reading rut in which I’ve been happily ensconced. I’m stuck in England, usually, reading Penelope Lively, Jane Gardam, Elizabeth Taylor, Muriel Spark, and a new … Continue reading

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“I Congo On.”

Just because I haven’t read an author’s body of work doesn’t mean I don’t have, at a minimum, firm impressions based on nothing more concrete than random reviews or whatever literary scuttlebutt I may have come across. Fair or not, I have to … Continue reading

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“The Wrong House” by Carol McD. Wallace

“The Wrong House” by Carol McD. Wallace 1993 Carol Wallace writes one of the best book blogs out there, Book Group of One, which has introduced me to authors I never would have met otherwise, i.e. Angela Thirkell and Eva Ibbotson. … Continue reading

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“The Power of the Dog” by Thomas Savage

If there were justice (or better taste) in the literary marketplace, surely one or another of Thomas Savage’s dozen novels would have been topping bestseller lists for the past 30-odd years…. Valerie Sayers, New York Times Book Review ….it is … Continue reading

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The Killiecrankie Book List

Picture the scene: The Scottish Highlands have done their best to flatten sixteen weary hikers who are now recuperating in the warm and gracious dining room of the Killiecrankie House Hotel in Pitlochry.  (All of these Scottish names benefit from a wee roll … Continue reading

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