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Elizabeth Periale
I am an artist, blogger, and culture critic. Sometimes I post pictures of the kid, too.
I am an artist, blogger, and culture critic. Sometimes I post pictures of the kid, too.

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goodnight, sweet princes ...
I happened to be at the Disney Park that has franchised most of the Star Wars experience last week when I heard about Carrie Fisher's passing. Talk about bittersweet, as we saw posters of Princess Leia, from all of the her franchise appearances, around the ...

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mon cher poirot
After my recent Alex Cross-athon , I felt I needed a palate cleanser. And what better, than to re-read some old favorites, by the grande dame of mystery herself, Agatha Christie ? I first discovered Christie when I was about 10 or 11, prowling through my mo...

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cross, cross, cross
As I stated earlier, I have been reading a lot of James Patterson lately. I have so much happening on the home front these days that these mostly mindless mysteries have been somewhat soothing. But I think I'm done for a while. I thought that the books solo...

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doctor sleep and the lure of the sequel
While I was reading Doctor Sleep I was bouncing back and forth between my memories of the novel , written by Stephen King in 1977, and the movie adaptation by director Stanley Kubrick, from 1980. I suspect King may have had both in his mind as well. Althoug...

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hogwarts ... you can't go home again?
The kid and I recently read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child . Hmmm ... I don't know what to say. I guess I can say that my daughter liked it better than I did. Initially it was wonderful to see favorite characters again — Harry, Ron, Hermione especially. ...

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along came another patterson book ...
My cousin is on a James Patterson rampage, and has been dragging me along, mostly willingly. I have had so many things going on my life recently, that a lightning fast mystery read is about all that I can handle. in fact, I think it is proving a bit therape...

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plumbing the future and the past for thrills
James Patterson and  Michael Ledwidge  - Zoo Zoo cover art I read these two books in close succession to one another. Patterson and friends' book are always a quick, fast, beach read, and Zoo was pretty entertaining in parts. Taking what humans have done to...

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recent reads
I have been really busy with my own writing and art project this year, so haven't been posting regularly on my blog. But I did want to share some capsule book reviews of what I've been reading lately. Agatha Christie, The Monogram Murders - billed as a "new...

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the artist who fell to earth
I am in shock this morning to hear that one of the icons of my youth is gone. He did a little bit of everything - music, movies, painting - and did it well. RIP David Bowie, you will be missed. Here is an old post of mine with a memory of my "meeting" the g...

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you're a mean one, mr. grinch
Maybe we never really get past our eight year-old selves, as my all-time favorite holiday song still has to be ... It's the perfect combination of fabulous vocals and clever lyrics. "the tree words that describe you are, and I quote, 'Stink, stank, STUNK!'"...
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