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GOOD TIMES

She looked ordinary enough, as she walked in and started a circular browse of the book room. I visited with her mother and aunt, who were twins, about common interests e.g. Monhegan, growing up Midwestern, sons who went west. A … Continue reading

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A THANKSGIVING LITANY

Thanks for Thanksgiving, I say. Thanks for Ellen Goodman, who once wrote — as I recall — that Thanksgiving was the best holiday: good food, no gifts, and family together — for about four hours. Surely there is research to … Continue reading

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OAQ’S*

*Once-asked-questions have been flooding (okay, seeping) into my email. As you all know, I hope, I answer them in the blog. So… Question: I’m going to Paris.  What’s a good mystery? RB Suggestion: Cara Black’s series features a different Parisian … Continue reading

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FACT-CHECKING

Richard III (1452-1485) is alive again in the public mind! This is no small feat for someone dead these 500+ years.  The newsworthy note is that Richard III’s bones have probably been found which means that two questions about him … Continue reading

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FIRST THINGS FIRST, PART 3

Finally, the last of the order lists.  To make it more intriguing, look for fat biographies, detailed memoirs, journals, logs, or diaries of adventurers in places doing things we know too little about, at least four works with (sometimes remote) … Continue reading

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MORE BOOKS ADDED

This is the 5th batch of treasures added this summer! Some of these are reorders due to popular demand. (My only other copy sold.) Julia Spencer-Fleming’s series with the Vicar and the Police Chief is the best example. Some are … Continue reading

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COVID 5: DAY BRIGHTENERS

It’s a dark, very dark day…  Charlie says the apocalypse is upon us; the viral and wildfire smokey particulates are winning.  Disaster Trump  lurks.  And wonderful RBG dies.  I call it the big unpleasantness, because I am his mother.       … Continue reading

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CRUSADE ALERT

FREE THE PIER! The pier was new, beautiful, walk-able, inviting, fenced and locked. It was scheduled to open in FIVE YEARS, when the whole tunneling project would be done. FIVE YEARS? Five years is a very long time.  I’m 80 … Continue reading

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I READ, THEREFORE I AM READY

People who read know more than people who don’t, they are more interesting because they think outside themselves, and they are more useful because they are more likely to be ready for whatever is next. Consider the following:  I no … Continue reading

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FAVORED SAILING BOOKS

It’s a perfect day, I shouted. “Today is worth a howl,” neighbor Fred said, and he howled down Sea Street on his way to get a paper at the General Store. “My daughter wants to stop by and get her … Continue reading

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