Book Review: The Bride Wore Dead, E.M. Kaplan The full title of this grouchy, scrappy little book is: The Bride Wore Dead: An Un-Cozy Un-Culinary Josie Tucker Mystery (Josie Tucker Mysteries Book 1). In this opening salvo to a new (to me) mystery series, The Bride Wore Dead is a great start. Josie Tucker is a…Details
In-Law Harangue I’m not sure why my sister-in-law hates me and ignores her brother, my husband, but that’s our truth. At Thanksgiving, she made my husband sleep on the floor while her children and grandchildren (4 and 6) got all the beds in the house. So disrespectful to my husband, who grew up in that…Details
Just letting everyone know that my eye surgery was successful and the recovery is moving along swiftly. Thank you for your support.
Surgery Tomorrow It’s a hoot to make fun of people who get plastic surgery, calling them vain and self-absorbed. I do it myself, even though I’ve had my face reconstructed, correcting some of the results of child abuse. Tomorrow, I’m getting my eyelids lifted. It will give me another 1/3 range of vision. I’m looking…Details
Twitter Ads Suck In the spirit of trying any and every ad campaign at least once, I tried the Twitter promoted ad system. I signed up for a 3-day campaign to advertise several of my books, but I ended it after just one day. According to their own analytics, every single one of the interacters…Details
Book Review: The Magnolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines This book begins with an obvious premise that the reader know who Chip and Joanna Gaines are. They are the host of the television show Fixer Upper (HGTV), which deals with flipping and designing houses in and around Waco, Texas. I do think it’s necessary to…Details
It’s Been a While Ladies and Gentlemen, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but my planets have been out of alignment. I’ve been reading a series of books so terrible, that I hesitated to waste your time bothering with reviews. Currently, I am reading a law textbook (for fun!), and…Details
Lottery Tickets When I was young, I would see photos of lottery winners in the newspaper, or in TV ads, and, bizarrely to me, it was 99% older people. When asked what they would do with the money, it was always to put the grandchildren through college. I have no grandchildren, but I now…Details