The first Poirot mystery. Loved it!
“Oh swear to me to put in dreams your trust, and to believe in fantasy alone, and never let your soul in prison rust, nor stretch your arms and say: a wall of stone.“
--Vladimir Nabokov, “The Gift“
A fascinating account of the science and history of diamonds, with plenty of dazzling photos.
Orwell's memoir of working in Paris hotels and living in London lodging houses. I thoroughly enjoyed it :)
I loved this book as a kid, and just discovered it in a box! So much fun :) It describes the ways of gnomes :)
This book caught my eye. I'm not a woodcarver, but the leader of my writing group always reminds us to “read widely“. The carved gnomes are giving me ideas for my next manuscript :)
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?“
-- Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking-Glass“
“Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.“ --Terry Pratchett, “Men at Arms“.
Wally and my favorite thesaurus, “The Synonym Finder“ :)
“Last year's leaves rustled mournfully beneath my feet, and shadows lurked in the twilight between the trees.“ --Anton Chekhov, from “The House with the Mezzanine.“
Bronwyn Crewse wants to focus on running the family ice cream parlor, but her plans are derailed by a murder. When her father comes up as prime suspect, she is determined to find the real killer and clear his name.
I enjoyed this mystery and look forward to reading the second book in the series :)
Daphne Gordon is the freelance editor of one of my manuscripts. “Walking With Walser“ is a lovely read. I would've finished it in a day if I wasn't interrupted by breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
An urban fantasy classic. I've reread it twice, and will read it again.
An excellent book. I'd recommend this for any writer whose work includes world-building. (My cat Wally thinks so too!)
I enjoyed “The Princess Diarist“. It added insight to the filming of the first “Star Wars“ movie in 1976, as well as relationships between the actors and crew.