Daily Handbasket: The Friday Late Edition

May 20, 2017 by - 2 Comments

  It’s still Friday somewhere, yes? I was exhausted from sorting and hauling and shopping and laughing and running through the lightning/rain yesterday, and fell asleep in my hotel room in Champaign last night before I could get the blog up. And today there was more of the same, though fortunately little rain. But my …Read More

Saturday Serendipity, 1 April 2017

April 1, 2017 by -
Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

  Happy April Fool’s Day! 😺 Here’s a history of the dastardly day, along with a list of famous pranks.   The links go international this week: There’s a new fiction genre on the shelves called Cli Fi. Here’s what it is. Bestie/writer J.T. Ellison turned me onto the story of this marvelous restoration project: Château …Read More

More Things On Heaven and Earth: Mysterious Radio

March 29, 2017 by - 3 Comments

    Sometimes I think that without my husband and kids, my non-literary entertainment would probably be limited to book research, playing the piano, watching endless reruns of Poirot, Midsomer Murders, and listening to whatever non-comedic random radio show is playing on Sirius XM’s Radio Classics (and I only have Sirius because it came with …Read More

Saturday, 11 March 2017

March 11, 2017 by - 5 Comments
Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

  I’ve been doing a lot of listening this week–books and podcasts, mostly. And I’m searching for a dress to wear to the Edgar awards at the end of April. I’ll post links each Saturday until I find one. Let me know what you think… _______ Give it a listen: Meet Me in Atlantis, by …Read More