Spring Murder Spree

I don’t know about you, but after I’ve read a few serious or “heavy” novels, I often look for a little murder to cheer me up and clear my mind. What, don’t you? Of course, I’m talking about murder mysteries. For me, a good murder mystery is a great palate cleanser — the language and…

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Installment Plan

Book series – they are both a boon and bane to readers. A boon because they can allow readers a richer connection to favorite characters and have the capacity to explore long, subtle plot arcs. A bane, perhaps, because sometimes when the well goes a little dry for the author, we tend to hang on…

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30 DoB, Day 28: Favorite Title

Okay – we are going to polish off this meme before the end of the month I swear!  A declaration leads us to the next question in the 30 Days of Books list: Day 28 – Favorite Title I thought we weren’t supposed to judge books by their covers, or perhaps their catchy titles, but here goes.…

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30 DoB Day 5: A Book That Makes You Happy

I thought I’d tackle another question on the 30 Days of Books list: Day 05 – A book that makes you happy Well, this is sort of an interesting one, because I don’t usually do funny books (or funny tv shows or movies – I like being engaged, anxious and/or scared I think).  But there are…

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Because Animals Can Often Be Better People Than People

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d determined that I’d been drawn into somewhat of an obscure niche in recent readings.  Well, I think I found another one.  The new one happens to be Mysteries In Which The Protagonist Is a Domesticated Animal. Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story Leonie Swann Earlier this…

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