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Carrie and Me

by Carol Burnett (an audiobook review) The ease of audiobooks are wonderful in a time when multitasking is a necessity. The idea that you can exercise or knit or finish up the laundry and wash while reading is very appealing … Continue reading

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Land of Stories~The Wishing Spell: a delight for summer reading

The opening quote to Chris Colfer’s romp through fairy tale land is by C.S. Lewis reminding one and all that ‘some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again’. This twenty-three year old actor certainly sets … Continue reading

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The longest short story ever written…

I don’t know how many of you have read the story by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman but it’s insidious plot makes for a long read even though, in truth, it is only about 19 pages worth of reading. It is … Continue reading

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Lucy the Tortoise – My Big Adventure

a book endorsement Last year a Denver pet, in the form of a very large turtle, became internationally famous by inadvertently getting lost and showed up in the most likely place- a feed store. With the help of the media … Continue reading

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and whatever walked there, walked alone

Since I brought up the subject of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House in my final Warwickshire entry, regarding Ettington Hall, I thought I would give you a few profound or memorable excerpts and, if you like, check into … Continue reading

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Yogurt-head

     Today I made my 40,000th hit at 6:16 p.m.!!! In celebration I thought I’d share the story you are about to read which is a short-short I wrote quite a few years ago and put it up on an internet writing contest … Continue reading

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Tears of Joy

   Last week on Sunday afternoon in Denver, it started out sunny like usual when all of the sudden our weather drastically changed from sunny to gloomy and it started to rain and then hail only seconds later. It sounded like … Continue reading

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The Mirror of the Sea

Love, though in a sense it may be admitted to be stronger than death, is by no means so universal and so sure, in fact, love is rare- the love of men, of things, of ideas, the love of perfected … Continue reading

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War

by Luigi Pirandello     The Castle Lady’s note:      As a teenager I wrote to pen pals all over the world and I learned a lot about world literature through them. At the time, in the U.S., American and … Continue reading

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A short history of Confucius

     During the era that Buddha was teaching enlightenment and interior peace and contentment in India, Confucius was giving practical advice to the Chinese people in successful relationships and practical living. His key precepts were honesty with others and remaining … Continue reading

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