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Landon Snow, in time for Christmas

Snow, just in time for Christmas! Landon Snow, that is. This is the coolest new book for kids: Landon Snow and the Auctor’s Riddle by R.K. Mortenson. It has sort of the same feel as Alice in Wonderland except the hero is a boy, and the fantasy world that he steps into possesses a beautiful logic that makes for a…

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The Seven Sevens

I’m it, I’ve been tagged by Deeanne Gist, and it’s my turn to play. Seven things to do before I die 1. Drive the entire coast of California, stopping wherever and whenever I please. 2. Learn how to ride a motorcycle. The real kind, not just a little-bitty dirt bike. 3. Organize about ten thousand photos for my kids. 4….

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An Eloise-ish Christmas

This is our first Christmas in our new-to-us house and our first Christmas with our eldest child having flown the coop via marriage. So the routine is a little different now. Decorating the tree, for instance. For years, my husband has been in charge of assembling our big, phony tree and stringing the lights on it, and then I take…

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Comes a Horseman, and he’s scary

I’m interrupting my usual mindless ramblings with a book recommendation. Yesterday I started reading Comes a Horseman by Robert Liparulo, a thriller with nice, creepy cover art, and I’m hooked. Set a couple of likable FBI agents on the trail of a killer who dresses like an ancient Norseman and travels in a VW bus with three bloodthirsty wolf-dog hybrids….

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Found Things

I love finding surprises in old books from flea markets and garage sales. A little piece of somebody’s life, somebody’s story, left behind for me to wonder about. Maybe it’s a note written in the margin, a clue to a previous owner’s opinions. Sometimes it’s a bill, a receipt, a bookmark or a pressed flower. I’ve never found an old…

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Of Panama, Russia, and Dixie

I indulged in my favorite kind of shopping last Saturday morning. My husband and I strolled down the frosty sidewalk to a garage sale a few doors down. We’ve lived here less than six months and hadn’t met these particular neighbors yet, so it was part social call, part business. Soon another neighbor showed up with a box of books…

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The airplane in my garage

A man down the street from me seems to be building a small plane in his garage, or maybe he’s refurbishing an old one. I can’t tell from a quick drive-by. It’s just the skeleton of a fuselage. No skin, no wings. I catch a glimpse of it every couple of weeks when the garage door is open. Once in…

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Dark Star Shining

You never know who you’ll meet when you walk into a bookstore. A few months ago, I walked into a local Lifeway store and was accosted by a friendly-looking guy behind a table stacked with books. His name was Creston Mapes, and he was there to promote his first novel, Dark Star, published by Multnomah. Creston happens to live just…

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How DID the good Lord???

Have you ever heard of Rien Poortvliet, an artist from the Netherlands? His “Noah’s Ark” is a huge, coffee-table type book that holds his sketches and paintings, complete with imaginings about what it must have been like to build, load, and board the ark–and then to wait. His artwork is beautiful, but to me, his musings (in graceful, casual calligraphy)…

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The Dissection of Ezekiel

I found David Ryan Long’s debut novel, Ezekiel’s Shadow, in the library about a year ago. It’s the story of a horror writer who becomes a Christian and how that decision wreaks havoc with his writing career. As a writer myself, I enjoyed getting into the character’s head and seeing similarities and differences in work habits and thought processes. But…

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