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Welcome to Of Books and Nooks, a place for readers to come together and explore books and more. Today, we might be sharing a recipe from a favorite fictional sleuth. Researching an exotic setting for a new romance. Taking an imaginary journey. Or we might be taking a break from writing and spending some time in the garden or curled up with our latest read.

We’re a group of authors who write a variety of genres and read a little bit of everything. Join us as we read, write, garden, cook, travel, and observe the world around us. We’re parents and grandparents, artists, lawyers, librarians, and small business owners, who love to share stories, books we love, ideas, and inspiration!

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis

Recent Snippets

Bring summer–skip the bloodsuckers

Summer is my season. I don’t mind the heat, as long as it doesn’t come with high humidity and inch toward the upper 90s. I love almost everything about summer—vacations, long days that allow me to enjoy the evenings outside, warm temps, summer flip-flops, reading…

June…month of romance and weddings

It’s June, so naturally, thoughts turn to weddings as this is one of the most popular months for them. And what leads to weddings? Romance, of course! My romances tend to feature engagements more than actual weddings. But they all include the warmth of a…

Summer Heat Doesn’t Bother the Geese

I stopped in at the Green Hills Library on a hot afternoon this week, and noticed geese swimming in the reservoir next to the library. If you look closely, you can see their goslings. They know how to stay comfortable in the heat. How about…

Summer heat . . . it’s a hot topic!

Hello, June!  The calendar has turned to a new month and brings the unofficial start to summer. With that in mind, the authors who run Of Books and Nooks decided to choose a theme of Summer Heat for our posts during the month of June….

This is some cool cash!

We were out of town over Memorial Day weekend. Our son is getting married in about a week. And we have a trip to Europe coming up. So I spent all day yesterday running errands. By the time I got home, I was exhausted. But…

It’s Strawberry Time

Here’s the first of my strawberry crop. They’re supposed to be ever-bearing but I think they kind-of forgot the “ever” part!  I love to eat fresh strawberries on pie dough. Here’s my dough recipe. It works like playdough. Very easy. I keep a batch in…