BOOK REVIEW – Death at the Littoral* Resort: A Harlow Brothers Short Mystery

by Jacqueline Vick  (Author)  A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Jacqueline Vick had done it again with her tongue-in-cheek humor and her oh-so-different but still partners-in-solving crime Harlow brothers. Staid and proper is Edward who writes books on proper manners, while fun loving Nicholas works as his secretary.  Not only does Edward write under the pseudonym of…

BOOK REVIEW – Light On Bone, A Georgia O’keeffe mystery

Kathryn Lasky (Author), Nancy Peterson (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) An Audiobook Review Kathryn Lasky’s LIGHT ON BONE is the most “wow” book I have read in many years. It is an adult mystery (not for objectionable sex, language, or violent content, but for the eloquent, high quality of writing, and seriousness of theme). The protagonist is the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. The…

BOOK REVIEW – The Pot Thief Who Studied Georgia O’Keeffe: The Pot Thief Mysteries, Book 7

J. Michael Orenduff (Author), Austin Rising (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin.   Orenduff’s writing of his hero Hubie Schuze is so funny. I loved this book (and series). Hubie is really very smart and talented but the author gets him into situations and places that baffle him. Fortunately, he has a good friend and partner in crime…

BLOGanuary – #14 Fave MODE of Travel?

by Jackie Houchin WordPress.com, BLOGanuary asks today, January 14th, What is your favorite mode of travel? My fave mode of travel (as well as my favorite super-power if I could have one) is FLYING!    I LOVE to fly. As a young girl, I thought I COULD fly if I just closed my eyes, stood on…

#BLOGanuary – #13 – Do With a BILLION BUCKS?

by Jackie Houchin For  #BLOGanuary 13th, wordpress asks What I would do with a BILLION US dollars if I had them. First thought? – Pay my utilitiy bills. (All raised more, much more, than our meager raise in Social Security.)  SoCalGas Company = more than 35% more than last month with the SAME usage.  Sheesh!…

BOOK REVIEW – The One Year Christian History

by E. Michael Rusten  (Author), Sharon O. Rusten (Author) A Book Review by Jackie Houchin    From the book jacket: “From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, this daily devotional is a window into how God worked throughout history, every day of the year. Days like… April 15, 1912 when John Harper shared the gospel with passengers…

#BLOGANUARY – #12 Challenging Chores

by Jackie Houchin Today, on #Bloganuary, WordPress.com asks, “What chore do you find the most challenging to do?” Chore? Hmmm. I think after 59 years of marriage, the most challenging thing I have to do is to…come up with a meal for dinner. Every. Single. Night. What can I fix tonight?” I say to myself…