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Top 10 Mysteries of 2019?

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10 January 2020 • Mystery, Reviews

A new decade has dawned! But before we get much further into 2020, it’s time to take one last look at the last decade (and last year), and see what the most popular mysteries were in 2019. Based on circulation figures at my local library, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2019. ***… Read More ›

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CNY Literary Festival 2019

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The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is hosting its 2nd CNY Literary Festival, featuring more than 30 local authors from the Central New York area. The event is for all ages with authors of fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books. On Friday, October 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the Library is hosting a reception… Read More ›

Mystery »

Top 10 Mysteries of 2019?

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A new decade has dawned! But before we get much further into 2020, it’s time to take one last look at the last decade (and last year), and see what the most popular mysteries were in 2019. Based on circulation figures at my local library, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2019. ***… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail: Chrysanthemum

Looking for a fall-themed cocktail to try? This Friday, sample a Chrysanthemum. This classic cocktail dates back to an appearance in a recipe book by Hugo Ensslin published in 1916 and was apparently popular among American travelers on European cruise ships during Prohibition. Serious Eats has more details about this and a variation of the… Read More ›

Fantasy »

By Its Cover: Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

A woman holds up a glowing martini glass in front of a green-lit bar. The mix of light and shadow draw the eye, but it’s the subject matter that piques interest: a novel of magic and mixology. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge is, according to the book blurb, an urban fantasy that “blends alcohol… Read More ›

Stories »

Just One More Day

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I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be moved by what they see or read. But pet lovers understand, and there is a catharsis in sharing. So here’s my tale. My little Pekingese Ming-Lee passed away… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 67

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It’s summer! What better time for catching up on some reading and writing? Whether indoors or outdoors, it’s sometimes a challenge to think up what to write. Why not spend some time by the water, enjoy a drink or two, and delve into your latest story or chapter. Perhaps this image might motivate you. Consider… Read More ›

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