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June is Audiobook Month!

I could not live without audiobooks. That may sound melodramatic, but it’s true.

Flour, too: Indispensable Recipes for the Café’s Most Loved Sweets & Savories

I have a rule for myself when it comes to books, if I have checked a title more than three times I am allowed to buy it for myself. I have to admit though, that I recently broke that rule.

Do you have Downton Abbey Withdrawl?

Part II, after Aimee’s DVD list last week.

If so, here are some substitutes to last you, at least partially, until next January when season 4 will be shown in the U.S.:

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is an impressive, moving debut novel about an unlikely friendship and the life stories shared during a cross-country drive to a funeral.   The two

An apple red as blood...

A poisoned apple, the needle of a spinning wheel, a trail of bread crumbs …

New Year's Resolutions

I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, admittedly because I’ve never accomplished one in my life.

Homemade Gifts and More!

Every year for the holidays I try to include something homemade in my gift repertoire. I’ve made candles, soap and pillows.

The Expats as a First Time Novel is First Rate!

Aimee’s entry about first-time novels leads me to tell about a first-time novel that I enjoyed reading this past summer:  The Expats, a spy thriller by Chris Pavone, who has previousl

An Exciting New Way to Take Classes!

Have you ever wished you could learn something new, but don’t have the time or money to take a class?   Would you like to learn tools to advance your career?   Master a new craf

The Website You Can’t Live Without

If you have ever wondered where a title is in a series, or if an author has written other books, I have a website for you: Fantastic Fiction (

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