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The Lesser Key of Solomon, a Grimoire

The Lesser Key of Solomon, a Grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon (or) Lemegeton ~ This would have made a great Halloween post with the October holiday so often associated with witches, demons, and spirits; however, in researching my cozy … Continue reading

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Actors We “Doubly” Love in Jane Austen Films

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a film buff – especially period dramas. For many years, I taught media literacy, and I love to look for “unique” facts. One of my favorites is a list of actors who … Continue reading

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Fake Reviews on Some of Your Favorite Book Lists…What Do You Think?

Faux Books and Reviews??? What Do You Think? Below is an excerpt from a fabulous article on a phenomenon I have witnessed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the form of “fake” reviews for books. I have a writer … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part Two

Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part 2 A laugh, a fist pounding on a desk top, a raised eyebrow – these are all signals to punctuation of the spoken word, but what of the written word? We start with the … Continue reading

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From Where Does That Phrase Come?

This first one is for Brian, who spoke of a preference for the word in one of my recent posts. Codswallop ~ Unknown, attested from 1959 episode of UK TV series Hancock’s Half Hour. The writers (Galton and Simpson) state that … Continue reading

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Birthday Wishes of Love and Joy for This Little One!

My most precious grandson turns 3 today. He has stolen my heart as surely as his father did (nearly 30 years prior). 

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