Tag Archives: Dorothy Gilman

Birth Year Reading – 2019!

Jane is a pleasure as a guest and hostess!  I received her triple gifts for my contributions last year and am pleased.  I urged her to send pieces earlier or separately, so mail is reasonable enough to continue.  It is … Continue reading

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Connect Five – List B!

Nowadays, I only join groups with a prize.  Kathryn offers generous draws.  The chance to win a book is motivating.  I do not use Kindle and gladly accept every advantage!  I love thinking-up multiple themes! I have had connection trouble with … Continue reading

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Firsts & Seconds 2014

This is a pair of literary themes that are my favourites.  As a matter of fact when the originator, Katy, didn’t host in 2013;  I was determined to take up the reins but glad to find Darlene did.  Belatedly in 2014, she … Continue reading

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Physical books matter to me.

I’m pleased that people cherish paper books.  Many don’t know how to explain.  I’ve given it a lot of thought and dig deeper than “I like the feel”!  First, re-wire the idea that emptying our rooms of possesions is everyone’s goal.  What if literature is your … Continue reading

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Women & Witches!

It will be a pleasure to return in 2014 to a great pair of literary themes.  I’m re-visiting ‘Valentina’ in Italy for “Women” and thrice joining ‘Melissa’ in the USA for “Witches”.  I’d be delighted if you subscribe to this blog … Continue reading

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Themes: Variety, Heavenly, Suspense

Careful             06 genres, 06 books Cautious          12 genres, 12 books Branching         18 genres, 18 books Avid Reader     24 genres, 24 books Champion        30 genres, 30 books Every month there will be a post to link up your update pages /reviews. There will be … Continue reading

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Seconds, most original theme.

  The most original reading activity I’ve seen is “Seconds Challenge“.  This post is a required introduction.  It is by the same hostess of “First In A Series”, where book collectors account for series or authors we tried out.  I find this one considerably more … Continue reading

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Contest using series starters.

  How ludicrous it must seem to commit in December when most contests end.  It’s easy to just begin, quite a while before declaring it.  With a telephone modem, there’s no whipping anything up.  I *can* start Christmas baking while pages … Continue reading

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Cozy Theme Conquered.

I’ve said and will say it again:  ‘cozy’ is a weak, lame word for a heading!  I cringe if it is used in reviews and urge everyone to just say ‘mystery’.  However since I enjoy so many authors labelled thusly;  I must be … Continue reading

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Eclectic person and reader!

I had the pleasure of Shelley-Rae’s ‘Eclectic Reading Challenge’ and she has become a friend.  Just as it takes me a while to compose sign-up posts, I’d better get closing off events I finished.  There are many.  Like more than 10!  I … Continue reading

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Mystery & Suspense Circle.

There are two levels: Read 12 mystery & suspense novels in 2012 Read 24 mystery & suspense novels in 2012   In June I discovered reading challenges and had a ball jumping in.  I’m in 11 of them, an important … Continue reading

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Silly name but love the genre.

Isn’t ‘cozy’ a stupid name for novels?  I love a paranormal aura.  Like gothics, some authors continue to write ghost stories:  EJ Copperman, Alice Kimberly, Christie Fifield, PJ Alderman.  Whenever keeners throw around “nice cozy” in reviews, I wince!  The genre means stories propelled by … Continue reading

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