“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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“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

“The Serpent’s Shadow” by Mercedes Lackey

The Serpent’s Shadow by Mercedes Lackey Series: Elemental Masters #1 Published by DAW Books on March 1, 2001 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Source: my personal collection Goodreads Also in this series: The Gates of Sleep, Phoenix and Ashes, Home from the Sea, Steadfast, Elemental Magic:, Blood Red, From… Read more »

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“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

“The Thirteenth Princess” by Diane Zahler

Categories: Children’s, YA, Fantasy Book source: Public library The Thirteenth Princess retells the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses from the point of view of a youngest thirteenth sister.  Disregarded by the King after her mother dies in childbirth, Zita is relegated to work as a servant in her father’s… Read more »

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