Tag Archives: Books

True Words

I last posted this five years ago, with the title “The Picture Says It All.” I’m one of those “slices of trees” people.

Shaped By The Waves

I read fiction for enjoyment. But I don’t mind if it makes me think a little.  You’ve heard me, on occasion, discuss the flaws of the romance novels, which I occasionally review here. While I am not a fan of the romance genre, I am a sucker for a good story.  Which most romances aren’t. […]

Your Monday Smile

Let us all hope this isn’t a permanent re-arrnaging, and that the new “normal” when it arrives won’t look tooo different from the old one.

Just For Fun

I was looking at old travel photos earlier today, debating if I wanted to share some. I can’t decide if it is a good idea. In these days of travel restrictions it seems a little cruel to talk about places we can’t visit. Yet at the same time they bring back good memories and warm […]

A Peaceful Place

  In the vineyards above Laufen there is a small hut, a shack, built I suppose as a place for the workers to eat their lunch without the sun beating down on them. Inside are a couple of tables, with benches all around. Inside are also several hundred books. If you want one, feel free […]

The Kiosk

It’s the size of a phone booth (if you remember phone booths) and empty of everything except hope. It showed up in Sulzburg’s market Square Wednesday. I think it is a place where people can bring their books and take something different. I saw one in Staufen, when we were there a few months ago. […]

Deadly Proof

A good story draws the reader in. From the outset you want to know more about the characters and the situations they find themselves in. From that perspective, Rachel Dylan has been successful with her latest novel, Deadly Proof. I wanted to know more about lawyer Kate Sullivan and her battle with a big pharmaceutical […]

The Way of Hope

As a private person I am always mildly in awe of people who can bare their souls in print for thousands or millions of strangers. I can share personal details of my life, and do here from time to time, but there are lines I will not cross. Melissa Fisher has crossed all lines in […]

Goodbye Old Friends

  Decluttering is such an ugly word. But it has to be done. I may have mentioned that I have a passion for the printed word. That’s partly because I have a thirst for knowledge and partly because there is no better entertainment than a good book. There comes a time though when hard choices […]


It is that time of year again. For two weeks I will be spending the majority of my time (weather permitting) sitting on the beach with a book. More than one book – I hope to get through at least ten in 14 days. In order to do that I need to concentrate, stay focused […]