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Her Poison Pen

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Agatha Christie as the best selling novelist of all time. Over the years, I’ve done my part in helping to make her so. Christie’s preferred fictional murder weapon was poison. Of the more … Continue reading

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Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta: a book review

If you could find that and hold it there within yourself, a candle of self-confidence against the darkness, you could accomplish great things. He knew this. He’d been through it. Fourteen year old Jace Wilson witnesses a murder-for-hire near his … Continue reading

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10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written

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If there’s one topic that writers can be counted on to tackle at least once in their working lives, it’s writing itself. A good thing too, especially for all those aspiring writers out there looking for…

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Neil Gaiman on libraries, reading, and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman visited China in 2007 for the first ever, party-approved, Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.  He asked a top official what had changed; in the past, these genres had been disparaged.  The official said his government had realized they … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

Originally posted on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD:
My favorite screen adaptation was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga in 2011, starring Mia Waikowska and Michael Fassbender, screenplay by Moira Buffini. Now, Thug Notes is a new fascination – I especially liked their recap…

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Things you may not know about Winnie- the- Pooh

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Christopher Robin Milne was born on August 21, 1920, so what better day to celebrate the world’s favorite bear! Winnie-the-Pooh is unarguably one of the most recognizable characters in children’s literature,…

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Tilt A Whirl by Chris Grabenstein: a book review

A recent detective novel recommendation from Amazon sent me to Chris Grabenstein’s website.  What caught my attention was Grabenstein’s series of mysteries set on the Jersey Shore, in a town called Sea Haven, a thinly veiled reference to Beach Haven, … Continue reading

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Inferno by Dan Brown: a book review

I am one of the millions who couldn’t put The Da Vinci Code down when it was published in 2003.  Dan Brown’s breakout thriller went on to become the second best selling book of all time, trailing only The Bible.  Yet after … Continue reading

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