Tag Archives: New York City

Book Review: The Casino Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine

If all you want in a murder mystery is a bickering wealthy family, a ritzy casino, an anonymous letter, and lots of poisonings –all set in New York City—the casino’s on West 73rd—this one’s for you! Toss in Philo Vance, … Continue reading

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Book Review: For Kings and Planets by Ethan Canin

Well, I’m supposed to be reading Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell for book club on the 20th–8 days away–but I’ve found a couple of other books more enticing! One is this wonderful Ethan Canin book published in … Continue reading

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Destination: New York!

Tomorrow we’re going to New York to see Mamma Mia! Our daughter and two granddaughters and I will take the bus into New York in the morning.  We have tickets for a 2 pm matinee at the Winter Garden Theater … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 3

Today is so pretty in Pennsylvania—-I’m going to call the sky “cadet blue” and wonder if I’m correct . . . But it was also a gorgeous day in New York—and I want to tell you about the third part … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 2

Day 2 in New York City—-gorgeous day! Today I planned to meet an old friend in New York, and we were meeting in the Garment District . . . West 37th, West 39th, etc.  Right in the “Fashion District”! The … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 1

We went to New York City last week.  Hurray!  Hurray!  I love New York!  (They got that slogan from me . . .) This trip was not my first, but it was my first since I’ve become interested in buttons—-I’ve always … Continue reading

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