Our area of Oregon is famous for rain. Except it isn’t rain, it’s really just drizzle. Continuous, dreary drizzle. Until now. A new term entered my vocabulary this week: “atmospheric river.” The entire west coast is being dumped on right now, particularly Northern California. I love drumming rain, but this is crazy. It’s been scary to… Continue reading Atmospheric River
You bet it is, according to Mr. Darcy. And he should know, because of his body swap experience in Darcy By Any Other Name. (Thanks to yours truly …) This week we have a treat: Darcy is guest posting at Darcyholic Diversions. He is! And he’s giving away an e-book too. Curious about what Darcy… Continue reading Being Collins is worse than being the Frog Prince?
Rejoice with those who rejoice… (Romans 12:15) Oh, how I love behind-the scenes stuff! I am one who enjoys rehearsals, even when I’m not performing. There’s just something about that crackle of creative energy. The writer in me ponders intelligent adjustments that are made to the script. And then there’s the laughter and camaraderie of… Continue reading Celebrating ‘Understanding Elizabeth’
That Sir Walter Elliot, he certainly gets around. The man is timeless — Jane Austen’s top-lofty baronet whom generations of readers have loved to hate. This week, he who was “Born to be Seen” is sharing with Just Jane’s 1813’s “vulgarian readers” the proper reasons to attend church. My oh my. Methinks that man is “cruising for… Continue reading Marrying Well for Fun & Profit giveaway
Happy New Year! It’s resolution time again, and as usual I find myself itching to commit to a list of new projects–which I will later shrug off. Don’t you hate the guilt of trying and then failing? Having a one-word goal keeps things simple for me. In this way I focus not on the “dot” but… Continue reading My One Word for 2017
Author Lia London and her daughter have teamed up to create a fun, one-minute video book review of Darcy By Any Other Name. Got a minute? Sure you do! Check out what they have to say about Darcy. No spoilers!! Thank you, Clean Indie Reads!
I love this guy. He’s cute, plus he has good taste. Yesterday he released his Top Ten Books for 2016. Darcy By Any Other Name snagged his #2 spot. Wow! Thank you, Book Dragon! I love these “Favorite Reads” lists. They’re how we discover some really great books. Especially impressive is that this year all of Katy Huth… Continue reading Book Dragon’s Top Ten for 2016
It’s Friday, and what better way to celebrate than with e-books? New reads, hooray! That’s right, it’s time to “Fall Into Reading” with FREE and BARGAIN books from my pals at Clean Indie Reads. There are some really good authors represented here. I’ve enjoyed titles by Kathy Huth Jones, Lia London, Annie Douglas Lima, Shaun Stevenson … Darcy… Continue reading Fall into Reading Sale
A new crop of 7th graders now inhabits my classroom. They’re coltish, talkative, and desperate to master the art of sarcasm. Uh-huh. They’re not very good at it. I give them props for trying. Needless to say, they are no match for me. But if they’d like to take me on, hey, I’m game. “Bring… Continue reading Be vulgar at your own risk!
Oral surgeons have two doors at their offices. One is for incoming patients–a nicely-appointed waiting room with magazines and such. And then there is the exit to the parking lot, for those who have had extractions under general anesthesia. A week ago, my husband had a cracked wisdom tooth removed. A laughable situation really, because… Continue reading Cat-sneak and the Door of Opportunity