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Thank you so much for this post Anne. I was transported back in time to the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza on a winter's day. My Mom, may she rest in peace, was reading me Harry the Dirty Dog for the first time. Being read to was a constant during my childhood, even when I began to read on my own. The memories of warmth, the sense of security and being snuggled as I turned the pages (my job) and watched the snow fall outside, are the legacies that I bring with me when I read that same book to my grandkids. When I read it aloud, I hear Mom's voice.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2021 on Reading Aloud at Word Wenches
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It's definitely the books for me as far as research goes. (I have to admit though, that traveling to London and Bath was a feast for the imagination.) I can definitely relate to the need for more shelf space, Mary Jo. At this point, my collection goes three books deep per shelf for the paperbacks, two for hardcovers. The gems of my collection though, are the ones that I acquired back in those ancient times when I wrote on my electric typewriter and thought myself to be on the cutting edge of technology. I don't think I'll ever feel the same way about curling up with my kindle as I do with a page that I can touch, turn and leave on my bedside table without the fear it will run out of power. I dip into my old tech often, but it's still dangerous. All too frequently, I get caught up reading when I should be writing.
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Actually, the family that was visiting are also Texans. They thought that the 80-90 degree weather was quite balmy, and I didn't dare grouse about the heat.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2021 on Seasonal Pleasures at Word Wenches
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My grandchildren were visiting and I was out in the garden with my granddaughter, harvesting tomatoes and hunting elusive squash (they hide in my garden). Even though I relish the taste of fresh tomatoes, sharing that experience is something that I'll savor even as I enjoy whatever bounty I manage to preserve for the winter days. Hot summer mornings, the smell of crushed basil and tomato leaves and my granddaughter's face keeps summer always fresh in my mind.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2021 on Seasonal Pleasures at Word Wenches
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My turn to discover a new author. I really enjoy time travel stories because of the additional layers of drama and conflict that the difference in attitudes adds. Ah well, so much for my resolution to stay off of Amazon for at least a week after my prime day excesses. Thanks for the interview and more books in the tbr lineup.
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Thanks to all of you who are willing to either revisit or try my stories!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2021 on Rita Boucher at Word Wenches
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Indeed, both e-readers and large screens are a blessing when 20/20 is either a memory or a "never-was." I love the fact that I can misplace or forget my reading glasses and still read or work.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2021 on Rita Boucher at Word Wenches
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Thanks for the kind words Mary, and for the honor of the space on your shelves. Exercising those writing muscles has jump started the process again for me and I hope there are new stories yet to come.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2021 on Rita Boucher at Word Wenches
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Binnie, I know how valuable that "keeper" real estate can be on our shelves. Thank you for continuing to allow my books to occupy it.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2021 on Rita Boucher at Word Wenches
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Thanks Karin, comments like yours are really encouraging. Making my way back into the brave new world of publishing was somewhat daunting. Readers like you make it worthwhile!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2021 on Rita Boucher at Word Wenches
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