December – 19/181
Kay Thompson – From Funny Face to Eloise, Sam Irvin*
Home at Rose Cottage, Sherryl Woods*
Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature’s Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Inoclasts, and Misanthropes, Bill Peschel*
Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel, Armisted Maupin*
Invisible: An Ivy Malone Mystery, Lorena McCourtney*
Return to Rose Cottage, Sherryl Woods*
The Hangman’s Daughter, Oliver Pötzsch*
Call Me Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber*
How I Learned to Love the Walrus, Beth Orsoff*
A Dog Named Slugger, Leigh Brill*
Zero Game, Brad Meltzer*
A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film, Jean Shepherd*
How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace, Frank M. Ahearn*
The Matchmakers, Jennifer Colgan*
Skitty (Shipscat), Mercedes Lackey*
A Better Mousetrap, Mercedes Lackey*
A Tale of Two Skitties, Mercedes Lackey*
Saint Training, Elizabeth Fixmer*Millie’s Fling, Jill Mansell*
 I adored the original Tales of the City series, so this was like meeting a cherished old friend after an absence of many years -- perfectly lovely.
 Think John Grisham’s Pelican Brief goes to Congress. Just okay, okay?
 First lesson? It’s a bad idea to buy this book with anything other than cash. That’s fine with me, as I was more interested in how this is possible from a writer’s point of view.