5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to listen to stories. Below are five options. Jim Harold’s Campfire – Ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot and friends – good stuff.  Listeners, interviewed by the engaging and warm Jim Harold, share their scary stories. This podcast has been running since 2008 but only the most recent episodes are available without joining…… Continue reading 5 for Friday – Story Podcasts

Five over Fifty

Here are five authors who started writing or publishing after age fifty, or who continued their writing careers later into their lives. It’s not too late – ever! Frank McCourt – Angela’s Ashes was published when he was 67 years old. It won a Pulitzer Prize. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McCourtAnnie Proulx – Author of Brokeback Mountain and The…… Continue reading Five over Fifty

Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see…… Continue reading Distract yourself with these “beach reads . . . .”

Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber

Format: Hardcover, from my lovely local libraryPublisher: Ballantine Books, July 2019 Debbie Macomber is the queen of traditional women’s fiction. She writes clean romance novels – a lot of them. This story is no exception to her usual formula, and the ending is happy (no spoiler there; all of her books have happy endings). As…… Continue reading Window on the Bay – Debbie Macomber

The Institute – Stephen King

Author Stephen KingNarrator Santino FontanaFormat: AudioSource: My lovely local library Disclaimer: I am a fan of King’s first novels, and this review is shaped by my high regard for those first books. It’s impossible not to compare them. I listened to the audio version of this book, which was highly marketed in bookstores. It was…… Continue reading The Institute – Stephen King

Heft

Author: Liz MooreNarrator: Keith SzarabajkaFormat: AudioSource: AudiblePublisher: Blackstone Audio What a lovely listen. This is the story of a 550-lb recluse named Arthur Opp, his one-time friend turned pen-pal Charlene, and the young Kel Keller. The book has been around awhile, published in 2012. Moore gives distinct voices to each of the three main characters,…… Continue reading Heft