nonfiction

On the mat, on the bookshelf

on September 27, 2016

Last June I made a number of changes in my routine. The first was to make a regular practice of yoga, committing to do SOMETHING on the mat every evening. (Full disclosure: I take off on average one night every two or three weeks when I feel my body just needs a bit of extra…

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Dear friend…

on September 22, 2016

I have a friend named Sherri who is quietly starting a revolution, I think. In an age of text and email and Snapchat, Sherri has been writing letters–short notes to let her friends know she’s thinking of them. Sometimes they include coloring pages with elegant swear words, and sometimes they are postcards, but they are…

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On the bookshelf

on September 20, 2016

I’m back! Home from Bouchercon and beavering away, putting the finishing touches on the first round of Veronica’s third adventure. While I’m busy with my favorite Victorian lepidopterist, I thought I’d spend the rest of the September posts giving recommendations for nonfiction reads. Today we’re starting with a little Americana–not my usual field, to be…

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It’s Reading day!

on June 2, 2015

The days I do book recs are always fun for me, and I thought I’d give this one a twist by adding a theme: PAPAL THINGS. I have long been fascinated by papal history; the intricate plots of Vatican politics are far beyond even the abilities of the most diabolical thriller writer to conjure. So…

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