Author Archives: Liz

DIY Beer…And Pretzels!

by Liz Spring is my favorite time of year. The days are noticeably longer, the birds are extra chirpy, and all the shades of green just make me happy! And I just discovered new holidays celebrating two more of my favorite things…Beer and pretzels! This past Sunday, April 23rd, marked German Beer Day. You may have celebrated without […]

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Deserted Island Books

by Liz By the time this is published, I will be mere days away from a wonderfully relaxing week in a warm, tropical setting. Sun! Sand! My shadow! My deepest apologies for the brag, but I think we can all agree this has been an especially deary winter. Ugh. As I start to plan what to […]

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Teen Fiction: Not Just For Teens!

by Liz I read teen fiction. Not religiously, but quite a bit. I know some folks (my sister!) who don’t, or maybe won’t, read teen fiction. Perhaps hung up on misconceptions that the writing quality is somehow inferior, or that the subject matter won’t pertain to them, and I have to say, I think these […]

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New Year, New Projects!

by Liz The hectic holiday season has passed us and I am in mourning…I miss the festive season! The lights, the parties, the food! But seeing as we are well into 2017, I guess it is time for me to get back to my normal-boring-no-parties-on-Wednesday-nights life. Ho-hum. A lot of folks start their quest for […]

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The Ones That Got Away

Or, What I Most-Definitely Did Not Have Time to Read in 2016. by Liz I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again…there are just too many good books! And every day more are being published! Don’t these book-folks know what they’re doing to me? And my new-found love of […]

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For the Love of Pulp!

by Liz As a lover of all things stemming from and/or related to mid-century kitsch, it was the cover art originally drew me to the pulp fiction genre. Dramatic, racy, and a titch sleazy, displaying these covers with their scandalous titles adds a little spice to anyone’s bookcase. And after almost 20 years of collecting, my […]

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Let’s Get Crafty!

by Liz  Break out the glue gun and sequins, it is time to get crafty! I am not sure what exactly triggers it (the plethora of indoor time, the fantasy of someday presenting only homemade holiday gifts to my family, the need to brighten the dark days with glitter and twinkle lights), but something about this time […]

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The Comfort of Fall

By Liz Being a fun-in-the-sun worshiper, I am not sure if I have ever said this before, but it is official: I am ready for fall! Big comfy sweaters and boots with tights, hot toddies, and weekends curled up on the couch watching movies with the husband…I am ready for it all! But most of […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with Waverly Curtis

Author Q & A Featuring Waverly Curtis by Marie Oak Harbor Library presents Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense (September 28-October 18). A different author will appear each week and will sign books following their program. Wind & Tide Books will provide book sales at each event. Fans will […]

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My Summer Reads (Update)

By Liz Back in June I shared with you all my plan for getting through my never-ending stack of books. I cultivated a summer reading list for myself and with summer’s unofficial end being yesterday, I thought an update was in order. All in all I think my experiment has gone pretty well. Audiobooks have […]

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