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I have always been a mystery lover. Complex or simple, cozy or graphic, I love them all. For a while I was obsessed with Scandinavian mysteries, then it was historical mysteries, and now, for the past year, I've been consumed by Agatha Christie.  Her first publication, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920 - exactly 100 years ago.  For a female author, this was and remains a remarkable feat.  Mrs.

Although I read several novels per month, during the pandemic I have found my attention wandering. After 15 minutes, I seem to flag and my eyes begin to drift away from the page. For one of my leisure book groups, we read and discussed When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

This year, I have started my holiday cheer by binge watching Netflix’s new short series, Dash & Lily.  Based on popular YA books by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, it just so happens to star a former Birmingham-raised, ASFA graduate, Ianne Fields Stewart, as Dorothy – the advice-giving carol singer.  So, I had a good reason to watch it but did not expect to love it the way I did.  A charming up-to-date romance with the wonderful backdrop of New York City.  I’m not usually a consumer of sappy romances, especially t



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