This is fun. I get to pick through my writing and sort out all my favorite bits and pieces with you! So without further ado. . . Peter was galloping in impatient circles on the lawn before the portico of the great ancestral home of the Bertrams. The boy’s eyes were dancing with fun and … More The Good Adventurers Snippets – First Installment
Every year, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust archive and museum in Israel, recognizes non-Jews who aided Jews during the Holocaust. In the midst of the terrible genocide, there were many instances of compassion. Unfortunately, they were far outnumbered, and at times those who hid Jews were betrayed by their own family or friends and neighbors for … More The Righteous by Martin Gilbert
My summer reading list this year was a vague idea. In fact, I wandered into the library at the beginning of the month and came home with nary a book. Dickens was too heavy; not appealing for the time of year. I could not find any of the authors I had a notion of reading, and … More P. G. Wodehouse on Rescuing Damsels in Distress
‘ Dear Sir, I’ve failed you terribly. Words cannot express my grief and remorse for what has happened. I cannot undertake the responsibilities I now have, and I must go away. Do not worry about me; when I am ready I will return. Give all my love to Mum and the girls. … More A Book by Yours Truly
I have a confession to make. I don’t read non-fiction very often. Not to say that I never read it – when I do it is usually biographies or history. But I never read self-help. It bores me to death. This was the exception. Lauren had a copy of this with her when we were travelling earlier this … More Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang
“Don’t you be wasting of me good time in the numbering of me hands,” cried Freckles. “The stringth of me cause will make up for the weakness of me mimbers, and the size of a cowardly thief doesn’t count.” What better way, I thought, for the first of hopefully many book reviews than to share … More To The Limberlost Guard!