Monthly Archives: December 2016

Year End Wrap Up for 2016

It feels impossible that another year is on the verge of ending and a new one beginning, but when I look back on this year with a wedding, some medical challenges, and some extra vacations, I can see where the … Continue reading

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Catmas Carols by Laurie Loughlin and other Christmas Traditions

Christmas is almost here! Here are a few suggestions to add to your Christmas frivolity, just in case you need some help in thinking about how to keep your family and friends entertained! One of the things I have noticed … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove is a curmudgeon. He is resented by the neighbors for his relentless enforcement of the rules in the neighborhood. Every day he makes reconnaissance tours, morning and evening, taking down license numbers of cars who are parked illegally or … Continue reading

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Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich

Clayton Burroughs is a bit surprised when an agent from the ATF walks into his office. As sheriff of a small community in Georgia, a visit from an agent of a ¬†federal agency was a rarity, but Clayton guessed that … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel by Ausma Zehanat Khan

It shouldn’t be, but it is unusual to find a Muslim as the lead character in a book as one of the “good guys” rather than a terrorist. In the Unquiet Dead,¬†Esa Khattak is just such a character. A second … Continue reading

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