Super Bowl versus Downton Abbey. Which would you pick?

Like so many other people, we attended an amazing Super Bowl party on Sunday night with an incredible assortment of food—different kinds of chili, wings, various chips, veggies and dips, every liquid libation imaginable, desserts, everything anyone could wish for. Our host and a friend had set up a ten-foot projection screen which gave all the guys in attendance a major stiffie. There was also a big-screen high-def television in another area showing THE GAME so it was visible from any vantage point. Sounds like a perfect evening, right? If…

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She loves me, she loves me not . . .

When my friend Terry loaned me the best-selling book, "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, she told me nothing about the plot or characters so I started reading with no preconceived notions as to whether I would like it or not. Now that I've finished it, I'm still not sure whether I liked it or not. How's that for an assessment. "The Paying Guests" is set in a suburb of London, England in the 1920s. A mother and her twenty-six-year-old spinster daughter are forced to rent out some of the…

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