Monthly Archives: June 2014

Join in “The Goldfinch” Debate

I’ll admit it straight off – I loved The Goldfinch.  I had that wonderful, rare feeling when you read a final sentence and close a book, letting yourself linger for as long as possible in the author’s world.  I had … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: June 28-29,2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vicki Doudera (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Jim Hayman (Wednesday), Barb Ross (Thursday), and John Clark (Friday). Happy Fourth of July to all our US readers! In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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The Power of Lists

I make lists. I can’t remember when I didn’t. I do remember my father telling me when I was quite young that the best way to make a hard decision is to make a list of pros and cons and … Continue reading

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RHINE MYSTERY #1 — SOLVED!

Susan Vaughan here, just returned from a cruise up the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel. History and geography buffs and those more traveled than I may already know the facts behind the mystery in my title, but many like … Continue reading

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Anthropologist in Beverly Hills

Kate Flora here, reporting on my adventures on the other coast. It was primarily a trip to visit son, daughter-in-law, and the three little grand dogs. But it began, because I’ve never been there, in Beverly Hills, on and around … Continue reading

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Quick, Before It Freezes

     Hello again from Sarah Graves, out in the garden in Eastport, Maine, where the peas are getting tall and the potatoes are showing on the first day of summer. Gardening in Maine is like surfing in Alaska. You can … Continue reading

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2014 at the Halfway Point

John Clark: We’re close to the midpoint of 2014 and thus far, I’ve read 122 books. Despite ramping up my reading from last year, my TBR pile has grown at an almost 2 to 1 ratio (two added for every … Continue reading

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