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Just for fun. Mostly.

You’re familiar with the phrase “bathroom books” so all I’m saying is here are two that perfectly fit that description. First up is and I dare you to let this book fall open to any page and not find something either amusing or useful or both. Usually both. Some are simple graphics, like #139: Not…

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On the joys of police work.

“Anything else?” “Yeah, the phone was ringing when I walked in the door.  Some guy, name of Montgomery, looking for–” “Lyle Montgomery, looking for his daughter,” Liam said with a sigh, and glanced at the calendar.  First of September, first of the month.  Montgomery was right on schedule. “You know him?” “He’s got a daughter…

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Still love Tom Gauld.

And now, from the author of the fabulous “You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack,” — which, yes, I also own — comes another fabulous collection: Including such gems as: “Miniature virtual reality bathrooms” wouldn’t work for me. “Disposable lab-grown trousers” don’t sound very attractive, either. #justsayn Cops only wish they could be as tough.…

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Yeah, he was a jockey and there is always a horse around somewhere, but the books are often only peripherally about racing.

[posted to Goodreads in 2010 after Dick Francis died] I’ve been rereading all the Dick Francis on the shelf in the Homer Public Library. This one is still my favorite. Painter Alexander Kinloch, nephew of a Scottish earl, is summoned from his aerie in Scotland by his mother to tend to his step-father, whose prosperous…

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reporting in from Storyknife

Hello from quarantine! I hope you and yours are well and working hard at staying that way. Me, too. Here at Storyknife Writers Retreat all those beautiful gardens Rita Jo Shoultz planted for us last year are pushing up green shoots. Two cow moose have been browsing the property, both fat with calf. Pairs of…

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