Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

Monday Musings: Some Updates

There is just a bit over a  month to go on the presale for Two's Company.  It will release on December 18, and is available in ebook form at a discounted price until then. You can preorder it at Amazon, Smashwords (in any ebook format, including Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Some Updates

Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

Wednesday Baking: Brownie Bites

Who doesn't love brownies? Chewy, chocolatey goodness. With or without nuts, they are a staple of baking. I don't bake brownies often, usually because a standard brownie recipe makes too much for just the two of us here. Not that I object to come chocolate love, but we try not to have sweets around too … Continue reading Wednesday Baking: Brownie Bites

Tuesday Thoughts: The Best Laid Plans

You've probably heard that saying: The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And that's kind of what happened this weekend. Oh, not in a bad way. It was actually quite good, but things didn't go quite to according to plan. (Side note: For those of you who may not have picked … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: The Best Laid Plans

Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Creslin's mother, the matriarch of the powerful military country known as the Roof of the World, has arranged his coming marriage to Mageara, sister to the ruler of a neighboring country. Mageara's sister has forced Mageara to accept a blood … Continue reading Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Catch a Falling Star by M.A. Kropp The old man stood up, stretching the muscles in his lower back. He winced as the tightness worked its way out. Picking up the carved pumpkin sitting on his worktable, he turned and surveyed the rest of the small workshop. All around him, on shelves and in boxes, … Continue reading Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

I know. I said I was going to do baking posts on Wednesday, but Wednesday is Halloween and that means this year's Halloween story should post on that day. So, I decided to flip things around a little. I think one should shake up the routine a bit now and again. Good for the soul. … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)

Narrated by Grover Gardner Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Few could argue that Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill stood, and still stand, as the guiding forces behind the Allied victories in World War II. Together, they wrote a major part … Continue reading Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)