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Spread the Wealth

By Annette Rey

Amazon gets a good share of the earnings of book lovers. I buy a lot of my books from Barnes and Noble, and make an effort to buy from independent sellers, as well.

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A Mystery Lover’s Site

A Mystery Connection

By Annette Rey

The Internet is full of information and I seem to mine its depth and find uncommonly known sites. I came across this one as I researched awards given to writers.

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Quotes and Authors Match Game

Peek Inside the Minds of Famous Authors

By Annette Rey

Writers work hard and need a break. Let’s have some fun with a writer’s related word game of some thought-provoking quotes. One statement on the list was said by an author’s main character. Two of the statements were said by one author.

The authors are: Dashiell Hammett, William Faulkner, Edgar Allen Poe, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, and James Thurber

Answers at the end – no peeking!

1) I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.

2) Imagination is a good servant and a bad master

3) An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.

4) Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

5) Don’t get it right; just get it written.

6) I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.

7) I have not killed anyone. They will not let me.

Just a bit of interesting trivia – Have you ever wondered about the unusualness of Dashiell Hammett’s name? Dashiell was the maiden name of his mother. I read somewhere that he didn’t like it having been given him. And that is strange because his real first name was Samuel, yet he chose to go by Dashiell. He served in both WWI and WWII and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

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Alan Bradley Books

Books for Readers and Writers

By Annette Rey

I know it’s not possible to know everything, but I think it’s a shame a lifetime can go by and a person can miss so much. I only just came across this author who has been writing for decades. And I wouldn’t have found him except for a fluke (see my post Writers, Go to Your Library).

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A Mystery Lover’s Gift

Just in Time for Christmas

By Annette Rey

I found the perfect gift for the mystery lover in your life.

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Writers, Go to Your Library

Six Reasons to Digitally Connect to Your Local Library

By Annette Rey

I love books – books I can hold, books I can smell, pages I can turn. I even take joy in categorizing them and lining them on shelves. I enjoy looking at the titles on their spines, and they seem to watch me from their lofty perches as I remember discovering their delectable secrets that revealed themselves as I lightly tiptoed, and sometimes hungrily dashed forward, through their words.

I didn’t think I could enjoy reading books on an electronic device, but the ease and convenience of acquiring reading material won me over. There are other reasons to give this a try, specifically as related to retrieving books from your local library through apps designed for any device.

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