Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

Review: “Murder on the Rocks,” by Karen MacInerney

Review: “Murder on the Rocks,” by Karen MacInerney

Category: mystery Series: Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book Source: public library Murder on the Rocks, the first in Karen MacInerney’s “Gray Whale Inn Mystery” series, should have a lot going for it.  MacInerney’s writing is competent, if not inspired, and all the necessary elements are in place for a typical… Read more »

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Birthday: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Birthday: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Gertrude Chandler Warner, the author who started the popular series of children’s books known as the Boxcar Children books, was born on April 16, 1890.  She came up with the idea for the series while teaching during World War I, and penned the first nineteen books.  (The series continued on… Read more »

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“Mind Over Murder” by Allison Kingsley

“Mind Over Murder” by Allison Kingsley

Category: Paranormal mystery Series: Raven’s Nest Bookstore mysteries Book Source: purchased In Mind Over Murder, the first in Allison Kingsley’s Raven’s Nest Bookstore mystery series, Clara Quinn has recently returned from New York City to her small hometown of Finn’s Harbor, Maine.  While helping out in her cousin and best… Read more »

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“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

“Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs is the memoir which (in part) inspired both Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  Born in 1907 to an impoverished family, Margaret Powell relinquished a scholarship she couldn’t afford to take up and entered domestic service as a kitchen maid — the lowest of the female servants — at… Read more »

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Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey

Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #3 Published by DAW Books on Oct. 5, 2004 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 405 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, The Gates of Sleep, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 12, 2012 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

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The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey

The Gates of Sleep by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #2 Published by DAW Books on April 1, 2002 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Pages: 389 Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood… April 11, 2012 Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

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This Week’s Articles (4/01 – 4/07 — a little late!)

These articles were worth reading; they came to my attention in the last week or so:“E-books settlement talks advancing — sources” by Diane Bartz, Reuters “The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish” by Rebecca J. Rosen, The Atlantic “The Rise of e-reading” at PewInternet — a long… Read more »

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