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I am happy to share a couple of books on my summer reading list.  I’m drawn to these titles as each one promises lush prose, rich descriptive sensory details, vivid storytelling and strong characters.  The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs penned by Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times. […]

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  I sincerely hope your week is off to a fantastic start! Can you believe it’s November?  Wow, how did this happen?  My goodness, the days are passing rather quickly…in the blink of an eye, it seems. Here are a few books that have captivated me.  I look forward to savoring each title, […]

  I thoroughly enjoy reading stimulating and thought-provoking mysteries.   However, for this summer’s reading, all book selections were chosen because they possess evocative, descriptive, lyrical, poetic, sense-tingling, and lush prose.  I think I’ll wait until Autumn to settle into a couple of well written mysteries. The Lover by Marguerite Duras | The Unlikely Pilgrimage […]

 A couple of times a year,   I select books based solely on the recommendations of book reviewers.   Ancient Light  by John Banville was specifically chosen as my next read due to this lyrical review by New York Review of Books: “The prose of the new book has a kind of luxuriant beauty, and, given […]

My reading list for Summer.  With all that I have planned for the upcoming months, this may prove to be too ambitious to finish by summer’s end, but I’m going to give it the old college try. Semi-Charmed Life –  A comedic mystery about a ghost writing blogger, romance, socialites, and exotic adventure.  Can you […]