Shhhhhhhhhhh!!

It was quiet.  A sacred quiet. Tranquil. The spaces were large, with gentle air flow from muffled fans running somewhere behind the marble columns and arched ceilings.  I climbed the carpeted steps to the second floor of this sanctorium and made my way to a large open area designated for microfiche, business, and periodicals. * … More Shhhhhhhhhhh!!

Spring is here (sort of) along with………Once Upon A Time!

Once Upon A Time is my favorite of all the yearly events hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings.  And it is here just in time as the snow melts away, even on the north side of the house where it was piled high by the shovel.  I am starting my participation of the event … More Spring is here (sort of) along with………Once Upon A Time!

Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

This is going to be a bit of stream of consciousness writing… the whirling dervish in my brain is wreaking havoc with my Venn diagrams and I am a bit incoherent.  Lots of photos then!  But first, I have to mention, Diana has a fun book giveaway going on at Oh! Books…Paper…Real life.  Diana went … More Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

Bali – and people

There is one more Bali post in the wings, but life has interfered with my blog time!  Thanks to encouragement from Linda Shoreacres, I am posting pictures today.  Thanks Linda.  You made my day!! This trip to Bali was about a lot of things for me.  Spending time alone, reading, meeting people, taking photos, writing.  … More Bali – and people

savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again.  Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story.  Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

as shadows fade – the gardella vampire chronicles by colleen gleason

Vampires? Romance? Bodices bursting on book covers? I don’t read those types of books.  And then Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings introduced me to Colleen Gleason and the Gardella Vampire Chronicles.  I read, enjoyed, and reviewed the first four books in the series last fall. Unlike most vampire stories which are set in modern time, … More as shadows fade – the gardella vampire chronicles by colleen gleason