Wondrous Words Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday, everybody!  I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s words this week, even though I am a little short of words this week.  I have a couple that I have scrounged from my online reading, and these are kind of fun to share: 1. Logomachy: A dispute over or about words “The surprising election results have opened the floodgates… Read more

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s Tuesday!  Time for another Teaser!  You know how this works, pick up your current read, open it to a random page and give us 2 teaser sentences.  No spoilers, please. Well today, I am between books, so I’ve got a really random teaser.  I opened the next book on my list, The Devil’s Star, and picked a few sentences… Read more

Wondrous Words Wednesday!

It’s time for more new words!  Today, my words are from Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. I’m listening to this on audio, so thank heavens for Amazon and their “search inside” feature. At least I was able to go back and find some of the unfamiliar words I remembered. 1. Sheela-na-gig:  a grotesque female figure with… Read more

Tuesday Teaser!

Welcome to another episode of Teaser Tuesdays!   This week, it’s a teaser even for me:  I finished my last book at 11:30 last night, picked up my new one this morning and this teaser is the first thing I read.  Now I can’t wait to get into the rest of the story! You know the teaser rules:  open the book… Read more


Starting today, I will be writing a weekly book review column for a great website called When Falls the Coliseum. I am really thrilled about the opportunity to write with this talented group of people. I will still be posting regularly here, but I hope you’ll all stop in and wish me good luck at my new digs! My first… Read more

Books on TV!

Attention fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series: starting tomorrow night, HBO will begin airing a new series, based on the novels! I don’t have HBO anymore, so I hope someone stops by to tell me if the show is any good. (And a big thank you to Dave over at Read Street for the heads-up!)… Read more