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Playing on the Angle in Spanish Fly

Clever, very clever. Shameful, but entertaining. That's how I would describe the never-ending stream of cons being played out by Virgil, Miss Rose, and our lead guy, Jack, in Will Ferguson's fabulous novel, Spanish Fly. Described with such vivid and colourful detail and including such entertaining...

Fascinating Cons; Talented Negro’s in Spanish Fly

One of the fascinating aspects of our current book, Spanish Fly, is the multitude of cons. Every chapter is loaded with examples of the types of tricks used by the fast-talking swindlers of the day and those cons are entirely entertaining, especially when relayed by...

Viva Vegas on Free-For-All-Friday

I love Fridays, although sometimes I wonder why. I'm not sure having my kids lounge about or demand rides to the mall, movie theater, and friends' houses is actually a break, and with a husband who is a shift worker, it's not like Saturday and...

Smart Kids, Senseless Parents?

Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Do you have a 10-year old in your house? Do you know any? If so, you don't need to tune into that once popular TV program to have your sneaky suspicions confirmed: Those fifth graders are frighteningly smart. But...

Slow Start Till it Got Sexy

A third of the way into Will Ferguson's Spanish Fly, I'm really beginning to enjoy this book but I'll be honest...

Will Ferguson…in Vegas?

What do Will Ferguson and Las Vegas have in common? Well, I don't know, really. Mr. Ferguson might be a big time gambler (he's certainly up on his clever crime schemes of the depression-era) or maybe he enjoys a good stiff drink, readily available in any...

Sex & Chocolate Cake: Two Hot Topics @ LOL’s Monthly Meeting

Open was Kathy's (on the right) book choice but because Kathy's house is without windows (and floors and some doors), Cindy W (left) kindly offered up her spectacular home to hold this month's LOL meeting. Of course, it was under the condition Kathy provide the...

Gratitude from Laura Gosset

I would like to take this opportunity to send out my heartfelt thanks on this Free-For-All-Friday to the lovely Ladies On Literature for their generous donation to Project Literacy Kelowna in memory of my Mom, Cleone Gosset. Mom passed away on January 1st, 2012 at...

If Dogs Were Meant to Fly…

...So cute was his little face, so sparkly his brown eyes, so silky his brindled fur, it was love at first sight when I spotted him at the SPCA. And just as I could not bear to leave him orphaned a minute longer and adopted...

A Deeper Side of Andre

After reading Andre Agassi's autobiography, you appreciate just how many times the superstar athlete lived through close calls that nearly cost him games, friendships, love, his education, and most certainly his self-respect. Well, this is a close call for me. Our meeting to discuss the book...