“The Way We Were” was a fairy tale with many improbabilities but when producer Ray Stark first saw the “treatment” of the story, he didn’t notice them. He saw ticket sales and in his mind’s eye, they were good.
If you’re rich, famous, powerful, or important, you probably don’t need to worry. Someone like Hagerty, who creates obituaries for a living, will do a quick internet search and write a few glowing words about you. But if you’re like most folks, one of your grieving relatives will dash off an obit that – well, let’s face it, it’ll be boring.
Book Review: “Do Let’s Have Another Drink! The Dry Wit and Fizzy Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother” by Gareth Russell
Anglophiles need this book, and so do history lovers. Imagine it: a warm one with a garnish, “Do Let’s Have Another Drink!”, a comfortable chair, and you’re set.
“Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six” by Lisa Unger Someone is peeking on you. You don’t know where they are. You haven’t caught them yet, but you can feel them: the hairs on the back of your neck are standing at attention. You’re trying to resist the urge to jump, scream, and[Read More…]
The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman The eyes must’ve been two feet tall. And they were looking right at you. For a minute, you imagined that they were following you as you sat eating buttery popcorn in a darkened room. And that was your introduction to[Read More…]
Book review by: Terri Schlichenmeyer You do not need a dog. You can tick off the reasons: you don’t have time or money for a dog. There is no room in your house. You don’t have a yard. You already have a dog (or two). You do not need another[Read More…]
Author Laurien Berenson writes with a breezy flair that’s perfect for this kind of mystery, and that breeze blows in the humor. Berenson’s Peg is feisty and ornery, a perfect companion to prim, fussy Rose. Seriously: you know a TV series like this, don’t you?
Book Review: ”Fox Creek: A Novel” by William Kent Krueger
You didn’t want to do it. Ach, but you said you would, and there you go. You’ve tried for hours to think of how you’re going to get out of this thing, but you’ve come to the conclusion that you’re stuck. Planted in a corner. Glued to a “yes” and[Read More…]
Plates on one end, bowls on the other, glasses on top. It’s your turn to load the dishwasher tonight, but if you plead ignorance on how it’s done properly, maybe you could worm your way out of it. Somebody else’ll do it, so go sit down. Take a rest and read “Equal Partners”[Read More…]