Georges Simenon, 1903-1989, published seventy-novels featuring his Inspector Maigret. This fabulous character has been featured in several series, (in both English and French), and well as a recent two season remake which sometimes pops up on PBS/Create TV. I first heard of Georges Simenon and his ‘Flying Squad’ while reading a novel written by… Continue reading Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon →
Do you remember back at the beginning of the pandemic, with the first of the lock downs/stay at home/shelter in place orders, the initial fear/panic and compliance? We stocked our cupboards as best we could, thanked our deity of choice for having cupboards in our life as well as the ability to stock said cupboards,… Continue reading Accidental Tarot →
I had a – I don’t think ‘spectacular’ would be an exaggeration – gluten free bakery experience this weekend. I ordered, and picked up from, Cherbourg bakery. Simply wonderful! A polenta rosemary lemon cake that was out of this world, donuts and a carrot cake twinkie – the baker here specializes in a balance of… Continue reading Gluten free delight(s) →
Three Sisters is the twelfth book by James D. Doss in his Charlie Moon mystery series. A brief aside : James D. Doss (1939 – 17 May 2012) was a noted American mystery author. He was the creator of the popular fictional Ute detective/rancher Charlie Moon, of whom he wrote 17 mystery novels. These mysteries,… Continue reading A look at Three Sisters by James D. Doss →
I got my second Covid-19 vaccine on Friday! The first shot had left me feeling a bit sickly for a week. This one had me brain foggy, groggy, inattentive (my sincerest apologies to the very nice person I inadvertently very nearly ran over with my shopping cart in Trader Joe’s. I swear I didn’t think… Continue reading I’m tickled paisley →
I made a decision last week. I firmly took myself to task regarding my overflowing bookshelves and informed myself I was not to buy a single new book, (I haven’t browsed my library since early last year), until I started/resumed/finished reading everything I already owned. Fine. I started poking thru the stacks, peeked behind the… Continue reading From my bookshelf…… →
As we – who live in daylight savings time zones that is – already know, yesterday brought the time change euphemistically known as ‘Spring Forward’. I think it is safe to say I have never sprung forward in my life. At best, I trudge, grumbling as I go (of course), into six months of awaking… Continue reading A time change, a sleepy day, and a book chat →
There had been rumors of a statewide weather warming trend coming this week. Up into the sixties even. I didn’t quite believe the news. Like virtually.. well, everywhere, these past couple/few months have been frigid. and snowy. and icy. Although we have been fortunate to escape the despair of Texas, it has still been pretty… Continue reading The prep’s the thing →
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