Category Archives: Opinion

Mystery Monday: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Today’s Mystery Monday offering is by Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10, a story of extreme identity theft, full of tension, deception, and betrayal.  This is the first book I’ve read by Ware but it won’t be the last.  … Continue reading

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The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The story begins in 1881 with Louisa, a recognizable figure by  now thanks to Little Women and Little Men, boarding the Boston train for Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she would then rent a Rockaway to travel the rest of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

Cold Mourning is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Stonechild and Rouleau by Brenda Chapman, a Canadian author who lives in Ottawa.  It was the second book I’d read by Brenda and I recommend you read them in … Continue reading

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The Shipping News, Book & Movie

I had bought the movie based on Annie Proulx‘s book (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) because I had missed it at the theatre and had heard it was good.  (Also, I don’t have to be … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Today’s feature mystery is the first in Christie‘s Miss Jane Marple series, The Murder at the Vicarage.  While I’ve seen many, many of Christie’s novels brought to life on the screen, I’ve only read a few of her books and … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg

The full title is actually We’ll Always Have Casablanca – The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie and it has more interesting trivia about this amazingly enduring movie which seemingly took on a life of its own … Continue reading

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Uprooted by Joan Sparling Migwans

Have you ever wanted to travel to exotic places?  Have you ever experienced the loss of a loved one and temporarily lost your sense of equilibrium?  Both of these things were part of Joan Sparling Migwans‘ experience and, rather than … Continue reading

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