When did you ever think you'd read the words "blissful" and "Mount Vernon" in the same sentence?
Yippety-Skippety. The wait is over. Alexander McCall Smith's delightful series, "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" comes to HBO on Sunday nights at 7 p.m.
A new book landed on my desk last week. I don't remember requesting a review copy of it, but then, I'm old and worn to a frazzle these days. Plus, my mama taught me not to look a gift horse in the mouth, so I took the book home and put it aside for Sunday.
I am reading the cutest book, Very Valentine, the first in a trilogy about a grandmother and granddaughter who make shoes in a lovely old building in Greenich Village.
The press release for Michael Connelly's new book, "The Scarecrow" came in the form of an e-mail addressed to reviewers: