Category Archives: mystery

Recent Reading (and Not-Reading)

I read some things, and DNF’d some others, that I feel like writing about! Let’s get to it. Self-Helpy DNFs Anhedonia was a major symptom of my depression, and I am still working on enjoying the things I used to … Continue reading

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Some Recent Reading (or Mostly Listening)

These days, mysteries are my genre of choice: people solving problems, answering questions, seeking justice. And, of course, plots that hold my attention when I’m tired and easily distracted. Audiobooks, too, are good when I’m tired and distracted. The library … Continue reading

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Long Bright River, by Liz Moore

A few years ago I read a New York Times Magazine story about the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, home to the “largest open-air heroin market on the East Coast,” which has stayed with me ever since. Jennifer Percy’s story describes … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Highlights

Back to school time seems like a good time to try to get back to more regular blogging. The achievement of my summer was (mostly) completing the slow process of swapping my office with my daughter’s bedroom; she wanted to … Continue reading

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Reading Lists

Hi, my name is Liz, and despite my best 2019 intentions my library pile is out of control again. Let me tell you about it. Finished and ready to return: Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: I liked the setting of … Continue reading

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