Book Review: The Invisible Library, by Genevieve Cogman: Irene would like nothing better than to curl up with a good book. She is, after all, a librarian. However, she works for the mysterious Library that exists between the worlds. Her job involves going into the alternate realities and collecting important books of fiction, by whatever means… Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Library
Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince
Book Review: Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince, by Jennifer Moore Meg Burton is sent from Charleston, South Carolina, to London with orders to find the richest man possible and marry him, in order to save her family from financial ruin. In spite of being unprepared for the dazzling, shallow world of upper class Regency London,… Continue reading Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince
The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
Here’s another Enola Holmes mystery (#2, by Nancy Springer): The Case of the Left-Handed Lady. Enola evades her brother Sherlock’s attempts to find her and force her to learn to be a lady. Enola would rather be a detective, and at age fourteen, she knows all her brother’s tricks, from disguises to accents. This time… Continue reading The Case of the Left-Handed Lady
Saving Mr. Banks
Last night we saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks. This well written and superbly acted movie was deeply moving, and oh, so poignant. It tells the story of how after twenty years of pleading, and after he and his staff despaired of being able to work with this complex, crusty, immovable Australian woman, Walt Disney… Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks
My daughter told me about this wild BBC show called Dr. Who, which has been airing since 1963 and has become the longest running and most successful Sci-Fi TV series ever. So, one night we sat down and watched an episode. We were hooked. Some of the aliens are pretty funky, but I like the… Continue reading Dr. Who
I've always been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes: his agile mind, razor-sharp whit, cunning deduction, and his ability to ascertain the facts from the most miniscule evidence, all the while accompanied by his kind-hearted, bumbling friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson. I've enjoyed all the different versions of Sherlock Holmes, from the original books by… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes
More Snow? Oh, No!
A big storm moved in this past weekend, dumping about 5 inches of snow on us. A very kind neighbor brought his Bobcat over last night and shoveled snow out of everyone’s driveway down our street. By morning we had another 3 inches, so we spent a few hours this morning shoveling off the patios… Continue reading More Snow? Oh, No!