Louis L’Amour

Ok, I’m not much into westerns.  Don’t get me wrong, every single Clint Eastwood western rocks (especially Hang ‘em High and Unforgiven, even Two Mules for Sister Sara) but book wise, I’ve never been interested……until I actually picked up a Louis L’Amour novel and basically read it straight through.  A few years ago when my... Continue Reading →

Hearts On A String by Kris Radish

There’s a new book by one of my favourite authors. She wrote Anne Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral. I’ve talked about that book before, so I won’t bore you again. Her new book hooked me right from the start. The prologue starts with a young girl going for a walk with her great-grandmother. I loved the... Continue Reading →

A whole latte fun!

It’s time to cleanse our palate after the scary vampire entry.  I read Derek’s entry and thought to myself, think about puppies or bunnies or hmm… maybe coffee. So I hopped onto Novelist and did a search under coffee shops. Wow – 226 entries came up.  Looking through the list I noticed somewhat of a... Continue Reading →

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War by Catrine Clay (John Murray: London, 2006)

What an amazing family history this royal family has lived.  Family squabbles become international political intrigue and ultimately, war, in this book fashioned from what must have been thousands of letters between royal family members, their staff and their enemies.  Lines between normality and lunacy that began in a grey area divided into extremes.  The... Continue Reading →

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