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The Weather

It was hot, and it was hot, and it was hot, and it was really hot, and then all of a sudden it was chilly, and I was like “Wha?”

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Just Say No to Pron

I get enough spam comments now that I don’t usually read them before deleting them, but one caught my eye the other day. It was an advertisement for a “pron” site. I know that spam is typically full of misspellings … Continue reading

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Two Books, Two People

I finished two books recently that belong together, so I must review them together. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell, Grade: A- Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox, Grade: B+ I became … Continue reading

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Cozy in Scotland

The Cracked Spine: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton Grade: B I’ve been bingeing on books about bookshops. You wouldn’t think there would be that many, but there are. This particular one is a cozy mystery about a woman … Continue reading

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How to Water a Captis

Dear Kids, A few months ago, you each got cactus plants. One of you wrote down instructions for watering it. How to Water a Captis: Get a teespoon fild wif waoter and waoter him once evree mounth. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Four More Times

The kids went to the dentist for a check-up earlier this week. The dentist gave my husband some shocking news: Marshall has only four baby teeth left. Now the Tooth Fairy is sad, because she will only be able to … Continue reading

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Mess Maker

Today was a house-cleaning day. The kids’ room was particularly messy. I asked them to help me clean it. They did help, I’m happy to say, but apparently they thought the work was too hard. “I’m dying,” wailed poor Marshall … Continue reading

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Palindrome Days

Last night, as I was writing in my journal, I realized something special about the date (8/17/18). It’s a palindrome (81718). My next thought was that palindromic dates must occur all the time, so no big deal. But, after thinking … Continue reading

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From the Library

My husband kindly stopped by the library and picked up the books I had ordered. They are… Wit’s End by Karen Joy Fowler: I didn’t love The Jane Austen Book Club, which is probably Fowler’s best known work, so I’m … Continue reading

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Not the Same

Today I am reminded about how we cannot judge other people’s situations and experiences by our own. Yesterday morning I slathered the kids with sunscreen, as usual, and sent them on their merry way to day camp. The weather was … Continue reading

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