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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

Lunar Eclipse Last Sunday Night

I knew there was a super flower blood moon (see NOTE below) predicted for last Sunday night, but I didn’t have any serious plans to watch it. I am usually fast asleep before night-time events occur. But I happened to wake up about 10:00pm. (Yes, …

Amaryllis Beauty

I don’t know when Amaryllis are supposed to bloom, but mine let loose sometime around Easter. I think they look like trumpets. Maybe they’re announcing, “He is risen!” In any case, they are beautiful while they last. For a few days each year they fill the …

May Is National Photo Month

May is National Photo Month. Photographs are easier than ever to take and to share—with cell phones and social media we can record our lives by the day or by the minute. But will we remember what every snapshot depicts? The digital image might record the …

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mother, the Reader

This picture was taken shortly after my mother’s first Mother’s Day in 1956. That’s me on her lap—her oldest child. She loved reading, and she started teaching me early. Despite my mother’s early lessons, I spent the first thirty years of my life trying not to …

Pretty in Pink

It hasn’t been the best year for my flowering trees. My magnolia barely bloomed at all. But I caught this pink dogwood by my front porch on a nice, sunny day. Love the pink against the blue sky! What’s blooming at your place?