Monthly Archives: April 2023

Start Making Sense!

I’m cursed with a mind that wants the elements of a novel to actually make sense. Surprisingly often, there are wide gaps of illogic in the plot of a mystery. This somewhat hampers my enjoyment of the story. My insistence … Continue reading

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Sticks & Stones

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine on Facebook was hating on J. K. Rowling. As far as I know, my friend is a very nice person; I tend not to collect a following of wackos. My friend … Continue reading

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Emotions in Gear

I like reading series mysteries. Rex Stout, Ross Macdonald, Tony Hillerman, Sara Paretsky, and many other authors, even (God help me) Erle Stanley Gardner. Right now I’m re-reading the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters. There’s something comforting about a … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses…

As vehemently as I detest the current wave of book-banning in school libraries, I feel I should point out that removing books from libraries is not “unconstitutional.” The First Amendment, which is plainly what is being used as a guidepost … Continue reading

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