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Coconut Chocolate Cake and Starving for Suffrage

My book club met tonight to discuss A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert. As I chose the book, I brought the dessert. I’ve been craving coconut cake, but at heart, chocolate cake is what I love best. Unable … Continue reading

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Reading Offline

I’ve fallen down on several blogging jobs – trying to document everything means documenting almost nothing. I’ve not written about any books lately, or meals, or cakes or pies … sorry about that. I’ll go ahead & call it a … Continue reading

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Book Note: A Christmas Carol

Our book club met recently to discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I read plenty of Dickens in my salad days, and am very familiar with the Christmas Carol story, but realized as soon as I read the opening … Continue reading

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Book Note: Murder in Mesopotamia

Knocked out another Agatha Christie last night,  Murder in Mesopotamia, and picked up two more.  M in M features Hercule Poirot, who happens to be journeying through Iraq on his way toward a journey on the Orient Express when a … Continue reading

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Book Note: Murder at the Vicarage

Fresh from Duchess of Death, the unauthorized bio of Agatha Christie, I picked up a few of the old girl’s books on a library run, a Miss Marple and a Hercule Poirot. I greatly prefer using the main library downtown … Continue reading

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Book Note: Duchess of Death

Duchess of Death: The Unauthorized Biography of Agatha Christie, caught my eye at the Discovery Green library a couple of weeks ago.  I had never thought to think about her before, although I’ve read many of her mysteries. Agatha Christie, … Continue reading

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Book Note: The Genesis Secret

The Houston Public Library operates a branch at Discovery Green.  Since I have to be at the park most Thursdays, when I plan ahead and order books, that HPL outpost certainly makes picking them up easy. Last week, I arrived … Continue reading

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