Monthly Archives: February 2011

Book Review: Peril’s Gate by Janny Wurts

Peril’s Gate by Janny Wurts My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m speechless and breathless (and have been for several weeks) after finishing this penultimate tipping-point volume in Janny Wurts’ Wars of Light and Shadow series. Even taking a break … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Meltdown

I’ve been following a debate which crops up quite frequently in reading circles:  Why can’t I resell my ebook?  Both readers and authors have joined in the discussion threads at these GoodReads SciFi & Fantasy Book Club topics:  e-Book Piracy … Continue reading

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Singing, Snowing, Zinging, Knowing

My least favorite forecast includes ‘wintry mix’ concatenated with ‘winter storm warning’ culminating in excruciating commute times.  My vanpool dodged that bullet (barely) on the return trip home last night, for which I am very grateful.  It allowed me to … Continue reading

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Midweek Mull

Perhaps I’m in a funk because at least one of the four books I’m currently reading is a dystopian classic by Sinclair Lewis entitled It Can’t Happen Here (1936), part of my journey into various warped zones.   Perhaps it’s just … Continue reading

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Not by Bread Alone

Decadent describes my husband’s first pecan pie.  See for yourself.  You’ll have to take my word on the richness of the flavor though: Terry didn’t provide me with a link to the recipe.  When/if he does, I’ll update this post. … Continue reading

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Sun Set, Moon Rise

I look forward to my Friday evening commutes home.  Especially with the phenomenal weather this week … highs in the 60s and 70s, calm winds, clear or nearly clear skies.  Even though we experienced a blizzard a few days ago, … Continue reading

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My Journey into the Warped Zones

Back in mid to late January, I reviewed the suggested reading list for the Altered States reading program promoted by the Kansas City Public Library.  Many familiar titles popped out at me like Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Golding’s Lord of the … Continue reading

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The Jane Eyre Challenge (GoodReads)

Yesterday’s post on the life and times of Fanny Price segued to next month’s group read for ‘A Taste of Victorian Literature‘ – Jane Eyre.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to the GoodReads web site last night to peruse … Continue reading

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What Do Blackbear, Hunger, Snow and Wind Have in Common?

According to today’s post at Earthsky, the second full moon of the year, which usually falls in February, can be referred to as the Snow Moon, the Wind Moon, the Blackbear Moon or the Hunger Moon. I took advantage of … Continue reading

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Toasting (or Roasting) Fanny Price

Last year, the Kansas City Public Library, through the Waldo Branch, embarked on a journey through 19th century literature with an adult reading program entitled ‘A Taste of Victorian Literature.’  I could only attend one of the group sessions last … Continue reading

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