Category Archives: readng

The Graceful Fall of Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly inspired a post I wrote called, A Word From the Heart https://athingirl.com/2017/05/02/ that had little to do with him, but the powers-that-be, have been harassing me, because his name was even mentioned. First of all, I don’t share the shortsidedness … Continue reading

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Pithier Posts

I’ve been practicing brevity lately in terms of blogging, realizing, posts shouldn’t be the length of War and Peace. I have 1,571 posts in my archives, and if you read the earlier ones, boy…did I need an editor. “In writing, … Continue reading

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Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List 2017

 After being called a serial reader, So many books, so little time, doesn’t apply to me, reading nonstop regardless of where I am.    That’s the key, to have one with you at all times so you can sneak a … Continue reading

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Stand By Your Man

 I was perusing through a book about the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and the page I opened to, was about his wife, Adrienne. During France’s revolution, called the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), that didn’t do justice to the horrors that … Continue reading

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You Can Never Read Too Much

I had a person, who shall remain nameless, tell me I read too much. “You’re wasting your freak’in life at that library of yours, you even pay for?  I’ll never wrap my brain around that.” Is that because you don’t … Continue reading

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Critics

Art is very personal, so when it’s judged harshly, it’s a blow right to the heart. I can only equate it with one’s child who’s casually criticized. So what does the overly sensitive writer do…hide her prose like porn under … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

I am stunned that Carrie Fisher, at 60, passed away after having a heart attack on Friday during a flight from London to Los Angeles. When I wrote about her previous to this, I was under the impression after her … Continue reading

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Something Smells Fisher

When I heard my library was closing for the long holiday, I ran to stock up on books, including two by actress/author Carrie Fisher, who, unbeknownst to me, had just suffered a serious heart attack on a plane coming back … Continue reading

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Losing A Friend

It’s happening again.   Someone I love has packed their bags.  You’d think since my hearing loss I’d be used to it by now, but the truth is, it still hurts like hell. One feels as if you’re worth ten … Continue reading

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Our Two Candidates

 I made the mistake of rereading Peggy Noonan’s book, The Case Against Hillary Clinton, written in 2000, when she was about to run for the New York Senate. Beautifully penned, but unmistakably a first-class Hillary basher, beginning with calling her … Continue reading

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