Tag: Kate Atkinson

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When the Skies of November Turn Gloomy

What should one do when, in the words of the famous Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, “the skies of November turn gloomy?” How will you manage when the temperature drops, the rain lashes your windows, and you haven’t seen the sun in …

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Rainy Day Books

It’s been a long hot summer here on the Rideau. Hot, humid, and with very little rain. Lots and lots of sun, and not many days like this. To be fair this shot was taken last spring when it’s supposed …

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Reading Round the Subject… Or… Down the Reading Rabbit Hole

One of the great things about retirement is having time to read. And time to explore those “rabbit holes” that crop up when you’re reading a great book. Like when a book mentions a specific place or historical character and, instead of …

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A Mind For Murder: Saying Good-bye to P.D. James

P.D. James died last week, “peacefully at home in Oxford,” at age ninety four. But I’m sure you know this already.  She was one of a kind. A seemingly gentle, charming and erudite woman who loved to talk and wonder and …

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Murder, She Writes

I know, I know… I wrote a post on “murder” only a few weeks ago. It must be all this shopping for jeans… frustration, failure, more frustration. I can’t sit still to read a literary novel and so fall back …

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