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So to all of you who have checked in on me of late, Thank You! And hugs to Joan G. and Diane M. who wrote me in the last two weeks to nudge me into bringing the Five Things newsletter back to life. So cheers to the pair of them!
What have I been up to? Facing my challenges and bringing all the attitude, of course.
“Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day.” ~ Martina Navratilova
Recently I posted Martina’s wise advice on my desk. That’s because I’ve … Read more »
Well, clearly you all missed me and I was warmed and awestruck at all the nice emails I got about my return. So I certainly couldn’t miss this week. Especially not with this list on hand.
So here are this week’s Five Things:
When you are reading a great Regency, have you ever wanted to just hang out in those houses for like, well, the rest of your life? Well, here is a way to spend 15 minutes tromping about and Exploring a Regency Town House.
Photo: Bath, 2006
I’ve said this before, I’ll most likely say … Read more »
I’m just going to get right to it. There’s a lot of great things this week.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I don’t know if you subscribe to A.Word.A.Day by
Wordsmith.org but if you do, the usage citation was probably familiar… yes, that was Confessions of a Little Black Gown being used to represent the word, “Woolgathering.” I was, and still am, over the moon.
Here is a clearer view of the post. If you don’t get this daily email—and why wouldn’t a group of dedicated readers, aka lovers of words, not want a daily word?!—you can subscribe here.… Read more »
Anyone else seeing light at the end of the tunnel that has been the past year +? Yeah, me too. A huge shout out to everyone volunteering and who have dedicated their time and talents to getting shots in arms. Look out world, here I come!
I know we all aren’t there yet, so in the meantime:
I’m going to start this off with something you have to see to believe. A Lego Typewriter. I kid you not. I don’t want to even know what it would be like to step on one with bare feet. (All … Read more »
Thank you for all your notes, suggestions and glad tidings. I’m glad my suggestions from last week helped out or led you to something new. So here we go again, Five Things for Friday that you might enjoy, binge or share. Because who doesn’t love something shiny and new to brighten their day?
And if you love something here please share it around, or if you have something to suggest, please send me a note, add a comment, help me find the lovelies in your life and I’ll add them to the list.
Liza Palmer’s Monday Newsletter. I … Read more »
Wow!! Thanks to everyone who entered the Cover Flat contest. We got a lot of entries. A LOT.
So I know all my coverflats are going to enthusiastic and good homes. LOL.
The winning packets were mailed out this week, so watch your mailbox.
And always, thank you for being part of my reading community. You folks are the best!!
Hugs to everyone. Remember Social Distancing Saves Lives. And we are all in this together.… Read more »
Oh, who doesn’t? Sometimes you want a wonderful book that let’s you escape, have all the feels, and just leaves you ever so hopeful. Then I recommend you give Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce a try.
Hope is what this book is all about.
This debut novel is a delightful story of WWII and the young and often inexperienced women left behind to cope in war torn London. The story, despite the grim setting, sparkles with hope and grit in the face of bombings, fires, and personal tragedies. If you are looking for something earnest and sweet, this is … Read more »
Sorry to say, but this promotion has ended. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter (top right hand corner of this page) or keep an eye on this blog for new sales.
That’s right! This Rake of Mine is on sale for a short time for $1.99.
If you haven’t read this reader favorite (and when I say ‘reader favorite’, I mean READER FAVORITE), now is your chance to fall in love with Mad Jack Tremont.
(And meet that other heart breaker, Captain Thomas Dashwell, who stepped out the sea and in one page completely stole the scene, the … Read more »
Oh, good heavens, how do I pick?! Which three books, of all the books I’ve read this year, would I recommend you give (or get for yourself)? Well, after due consideration, I suggest:
For the Romance Reader
You just can’t miss with Laura Lee Guhrke! Her Lady True Love series just keeps getting better and better and The Trouble With True Love is no exception. While it came out earlier this year, if the romance reader on your list missed it, they’ll be glad you didn’t.
My other pick: Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley. Just a lovely, beautiful story that will … Read more »
With Royal Wedding mania running mad, get in on the fun by joining a pack of Historical Romance authors gone wild in a fun-fill Royal Wedding Facebook Hop. Prizes, wedding chatter, and all things tea and scones can be yours.
Besides all the fun pre-wedding chatter, come the wedding weekend (May 18-20) there will be lots of ways to enter and win, so join the official Royal Wedding Facebook Hop page so you don’t miss a moment of the fun. The grand prize drawing is for a new loaded Kindle–now that’s a wedding present! … Read more »