Mysticism & Murder: Golem..

Posted March 29, 2016 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 0 Comments
Mysticism & Murder: Golem of Paris

Jonathan Kellerman has done it again. The second book in his Golem series, written in collaboration with his son Jesse, is as interesting and intriguing as The Golem of Hollywood. Los Angeles Detective Jacob Lev is back fighting demons both in his head and in life-size reality, and learning secrets about his family in the process. In Jewish tradition, a golem is a gender-less creature usually made from clay or other inanimate materials and brought […]

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Cute? Creepy? You Decide

Posted March 24, 2016 by Elizabeth in holidays, vintage / 0 Comments
Cute? Creepy? You Decide

In browsing various collections of vintage images for my Easter crafts, I’ve come across many that creep me out. Times have changed and jokes are different, so maybe at one time these were considered cute or festive, but the only reason I saved them was to share with you. They give me the heebie-jeebies! This is the least creepy, although rabbits standing upright and dancing is very bizarro.An army of rabbits riding chickens? Why? This […]

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Down & Out

Posted November 22, 2015 by Elizabeth in Uncategorized / 29 Comments

As of Sunday, October 18, Elizabeth the Evil Overlord has been hospitalized on a ventilator, and held captive from her computer. Great improvements have been made in the plans for escape, but blogging via iPad is very challenging. After almost 4 weeks in the hospital, Elizabeth is now home receiving nursing and physical therapy services to get back to her normal levels of activity. Certain medications have created extreme blurry vision, thus no reading or […]

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Confidential Wondrous Words

Posted November 11, 2015 by Elizabeth in Wondrous Words Wednesday / 2 Comments
Confidential Wondrous Words

Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante is the fifth book in the Maggie Hope WWII mystery spy series by Susan Elia MacNeal. Taking place in 1941 there are many cultural and social references that are unfamiliar to me, making it a great choice for BermudaOnion’s Wondrous Words Wednesday. gasolier (n): a gaslight chandelier materiel (n):  equipment, apparatus, and supplies used by an organization or institution Sally Lunn bun (n): a large bun or tea cake made with a yeast dough […]

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Some Christmas-y Books

Posted November 10, 2015 by Elizabeth in holidays, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments
Some Christmas-y Books

I’m doing my own theme for Top Ten Tuesday this week, Christmas-themed stories. With the Ho Ho Ho Read-a-Thon beginning in two days, I thought I’d give folks some suggestions in case you’d like to participate but haven’t put together a list. It’s a five-day event, so you don’t need too many. I don’t usually read holiday themed books for any holiday, but last Christmas I was very Scrooge-ish, so I thought something early might get […]

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Wondrous Words Are What You Se..

Posted November 4, 2015 by Elizabeth in Wondrous Words Wednesday / 2 Comments
Wondrous Words Are What You See

This week’s Wondrous Words all come from What You See by Hank Phillippi Ryan, the fourth book in the Ryland and Brogan thrillers. in extremis (adv): an extremely dangerous situation; at the point of death “Ms. Siskel seems to be in extremis,” Jake said. “Hope she makes it to the bathroom.” officious (adj): used to describe an annoying person who tries to tell other people what to do in a way that is not wanted […]

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Sophomore Anticipation

Posted November 3, 2015 by Elizabeth in Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments
Sophomore Anticipation

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Debuts Authors That Left Me Wanting More. Very interesting that they are all women authors and half are historical fiction. Not that I didn’t read male authors or other genres, but this really shows my true favorites, I guess Only two are from the library, the rest are ARCs. I think I’m more apt to take a chance on an ARC, but when I go to the library I […]

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Unhappy Endings: It Ended Badl..

Posted November 2, 2015 by Elizabeth in book reviews / 3 Comments
Unhappy Endings: It Ended Badly

What a delightfully interesting book Jennifer Wright has given us ! These thirteen historical  conversationally written stories had me laughing in public and mentally cringing with the audacious behavior of both men and women as relationships came to an end. This is a book about relationships ending in many different ways, death, annulment, stabbing, divorce, one person being jailed, and how one or both parties handled the situation badly. Not just badly, but usually audaciously, crazily […]

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Pieces of the Bronte Plot

Posted October 29, 2015 by Elizabeth in Book Beginnings, Friday 56 / 10 Comments
Pieces of the Bronte Plot

On Fridays. I participate in two preview memes that are great for anticipating what I’m going to read next. This week I am sharing The Bronte Plot from Katherine Reay. Book Beginnings is hosted by Gillon at Rose City Reader. Wednesday was Book Day. With so many other demands, Lucy felt it important to pick a day, name it, and savor it. By plopping it in the middle of the week, she secured a shining moment […]

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My Anti-Bucket List

Posted October 29, 2015 by Elizabeth in Beyond the Books, discussion / 10 Comments
My Anti-Bucket List

Karen gave us a really original theme for this week’s Beyond the Books, an Anti-Bucket List, things we definitely hope to never do before we die or never do again. I can’t think of any biggies, but I have a few small things I don’t want to deal with again or ever. Go to jail/get arrested. Never have been, never want to. Everything else are things that I’ve experienced and didn’t like at all. Walk barefoot […]

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