Picky Reader – 18

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax.  Gosh, there’s a lot going on in this novel.  Lots of sub-plots and characters.  All the characters seem to have something to hide.  Secrets, if you will.  I guess ultimately, that’s the theme of the book.  We all have this convenient ability to avoid the …

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Grab a Sentence

“He named the land “Earth” and the water which had come together he named “Sea.” His beloved people forgot to respect the earth and the sea He created and the earth and the sea retaliated against them. The first sentence is from the Bible, which happened to be the book …

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Defining Friendship

How do you define the word friend?  Oh, I want to look this up in the dictionary, so bad, just to see what it defines as a friend.   Probably says something like “a companion” or someone unrelated to you whom you enjoy spending time with or have something in common …

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The Trouble with “Low” Morale

It’s come to my attention recently that morale is low in the workplace.  A couple of my fellow worker bees had to tell me such was the case because I had absolutely no idea we suffered from low morale.  What is this?  Where does it come from? My dictionary defines …

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Picky Reader discovers Karen Cantwell

Take the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery) by Karen Cantwell.  I downloaded this to my rarely used Kindle, because it sounded intriguing and it was only 99¢.   The story is told with a sense of humor and a light hand, but I think we all know by …

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