Book Review — The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

This is my fourth review as a member of NetGalley, a digital review service where professional readers (such as librarians, bloggers, booksellers, educators, and those in the media) can obtain free advance copies of forthcoming books from publishers for review. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches was written by Alan Bradley and is the 6th book featuring preadolesecent protagonist Flavia de Luce. The publisher, Random House, categorizes the book as Fiction-Thrillers, Fiction-Historical, and Fiction and tags it as Mystery. Continue reading

Odds And Ends To Begin The Year

I hope everyone is off to a good start with the new year. Here in Maryland, it’s been cold and snowy, although I know many of you have seen far worse weather this winter. For me, it’s time to buckle down on the writing and make some serious progress on at least one WIP. And I need to get back into the blogging swing. To ease back in, I thought I’d start with some sundries. Continue reading

The WordPress Snow Feature — Is It Freezing Up Your Blog And Commenting, Too?

Since Tuesday afternoon I’ve noticed a huge slow down when trying to comment on blogs that are running the holiday snow feature from WordPress. It was happening on my own blog and others. I’ve turned off the snow feature on mine, and now I can comment on my posts without the keystrokes lagging by half a minute or more.

If you’re having the same problem, try turning off the snow in your settings. I’m a bit disappointed since I enjoy the feature far more than the real thing!

Blogging Archaeology

I’m taking part in the “Blogging Archaeology” carnival sponsored by Doug’s Archaeology. The carnival is designed to expand upon the 2014 Blogging Session that will be held at the Society for American Archaeology’s annual meeting in April 2014. Doug is asking a series of questions each month leading up to the meeting. Continue reading