An assortment of news, &c.

  • The audiobook edition of Conjure Woman’s Cat continues to be my top selling novel right now. Thanks to those of you who have listened to it and/or read the paperback or Kindle editions which seem to be in second place, saleswise. Naturally, I hope people who love this story will discover the three that follow it in the Florida Folk Magic Series.
  • There might be light snow in NW Georgia tonight. What’s odd about that is that it follows last night’s heavy thunderstorms and tornado warnings.  I hope this strange weather sequence isn’t an oment about the kind of year 2022 will be.
  • I have been enjoying Alix E. Harrow’s The Once and Future Witches and consider it one of the best fantasies I’ve read in a long time. The plot is compelling, featuring three witches trying to lead a normal life in New Salem. Well, what are the odds of that happening. The witches find magical spells hidden in nursery rhymes and listen to old stories which are included in the book. Harrow writes well and has, I believe, created a masterpiece here that will remain on nightstands for a long time. Perhaps until the cows come home.
  • Even though I’m a Winter person, I have to face facts: we’re heading toward Spring. So now you see a spring flowers picture as the header for my blog.
  • I continue to work on Weeping Wall, my novel in progress, set in Glacier National Park as a sequel to The Sun Singer and Sarabande. I am working slowly because the main character knows more magic than I do and it’s kind of hard to fake that. The Weeping Wall, as shown in the picture, is a feature on the park’s Going to the Sun highway. Yes, it’s a good place to get wet or wash your car.
  • Buick LaCrosse III facelift 01 China 2019-04-04.jpgSince our 2006 Buick LaCrosse is, shall we say, getting a big old, my wife and I have been looking at newer sedans. As it turns out, the car companies have gotten rid of almost all of their sedans. I looked on line and found out that one of the reasons is that Americans have gotten too fat to get in and out of them. Now it’s all pickups and SUVs, making me remember how not long ago people stopped buying those because they’re gas hogs. As it turns out, the people are the hogs. Apparently the Chinese continue to love the LaCrosse. No, our car doesn’t look like the one in the photograph.
  • May be an image of text that says 'WELL, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT LANG AN OLD LANG SIGN'Okay, this isn’t my Facebook meme. Nonetheless, I apologize for showing it to you. I hope you enjoyed New Year’s Eve. We got into a movie and forgot about it other than hearing fireworks out there somewhere. We were watching “Being the Ricardos” which was especially fun for those of us who watched “I Love Lucy” like it was gospel between 1951 and 1957. 

Malcolm

 

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