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2023 Reading Challenge

Good day, dear readers! 2023 has started, and it is time for a new reading challenge! Last year, I was able to get through 281 books, with almost 54,000 pages read. But, this year, I am hoping to get further with the reading, and I would love to invite you to join me this year…

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jazz dancer and murder victim on the front cover

Murder, Deception, and Mystery

The murder of a young woman, found nude on the beach, begins one of the most complex, and intense investigations that San Diego had dealt with. Fritzie Mann, a vivacious dancer, was found on the beach by a young boy. After alerting his father, who flagged someone down to alert the police, another person had…

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Egypt’s Golden Couple ~A Book Review~

Akhenaten and Nefertiti are two names that are synonymous with Egyptian history. While Tutankhamen and his treasures have eclipsed the couple, the heretical pharaoh and his wife have remained, in large, untouched for years. What we know, or thought we knew, is challenged in part through this book. John and Colleen Darnell dive into the…

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter ~A Book Review~

Get ready for a book that is going to jump you through a few timelines, and leave you wondering what could have been. Grace Darling is the lighthouse keeper’s daughter. She loves her life on the island, the quiet and the seclusion. One night is going to change all of that with the shipwreck that…

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Forgettery

Have You Ever Wondered What Happens When You Forget?

Every now and then, we forget something. Everyone does it. Some people are more forgetful than others. But, have you ever wondered what happens when something? Well, let’s take a look at the Forgettery! Amelia and her grandmother wander into the woods and lose track of time. Worse still, they forget the way home! As…

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Tuskegee Strangler

The Serial Killer Who Escaped Detection

Linda Lou Long takes us into the mind of the serial killer, Jerry Marcus, who evaded police scrutiny for years. While he might have been suspect in some crimes, he was so nice and easy going, that no one suspected that he might just be capable of murder… and more than one murder at that.…

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Murder Most Foul, Enduring Through Time

The history of the Bender’s has been the talk of lore, myth, and loose facts for more than 100 years. The crimes that were uncovered on the Bender farm not only sparked a massive manhunt, but it showed a darker side to humanity, that anyone could be taken advantage of on the prairie. In Hell’s Half-Acre,…

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White Ship

The White Ship ~Book Review~

When I first got this book, I was curious how the author was going to get an entire book out of one shipwreck and be able to keep everyone’s attention the entire way through. I quickly discovered it was a stupid question. I was HOOKED very early on, and drawn into the story. The White…

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