Author Archives: Lizzie Ross

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.

December brings the sleet

These days, “Blazing fire” might sometimes be the best “Christmas treat”. I have still one more post about the soups and salads made this month, but this is my final post for the books of history and memoir. Peter Mayle’s … Continue reading

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Soup and Salad, November

I know people who say, “When I make a recipe for the first time, I follow it exactly.” Very admirable, I think to myself. I should try that. If a new recipe appeals to me, I should trust the chef … Continue reading

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November Brings the Blast

 “Dull November” is exactly right. It’s a long slog from Witch Week to Thanksgiving, with just a fleeting interlude of political excitement, here in the U.S., on Election Day. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I rarely … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Wrap Up

Another successful #WitchWeek2022. Before I send you along to Calmgrove’s blog, to read his wrap-up and learn the theme for #WitchWeek2023, I just want to give my own bit of thanks to all who contributed: guest bloggers, our readers, not … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 6

The season for the piragua (syrup flavored shaved ice) has ended, but I couldn’t resist using this photo today, because my second guest post for #WitchWeek2022 includes a tip-of-the-hat to piraguas (sold from carts similar to but not as fancy … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 5

I shouldn’t be astonished by the confluence of events in my life in NYC, but here’s the latest surprise. “Ancestor,” Bharti Kher’s magical statue, recently installed at the southern end of Central Park in NYC, awaited me as I walked … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 4

Ah! It’s the middle of Witch Week. That generally means it’s time for the Witch Week Read-Along Discussion. This year, Chris and I found ourselves in a sea of interested participants, and so we have a small crowd sharing their … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 3

Another day, another invitation to join #WitchWeek2022. Today, my own post at Calmgrove introduces you to four books by Native American and First Nation authors from the US and Canada, none like any of the others. Humor and horror stand … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 2

November already! Well, at least you have this week to enjoy an international tour of fantasy books and authors, thanks to #WitchWeek2022. Then a few days to recover. Then the speedy tumble through various holidays to the end of the … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2022 Day 1

BOO! It’s Halloween at last, and I hope you all are ready for whatever tricks (and treats) are in store for you. For starters, check out APOD’s Cosmic Bat Nebula, LD N43. Over at Calmgrove, #WitchWeek2022 has officially begun, and … Continue reading

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