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International Mail

I got some international mail today!

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So Many Books, So Little Time

A couple of months ago the kids asked me to add up my reading tallies for each year since I started blogging. They were curious about how much I’d read. It turns out that I had read over 675 books … Continue reading

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Reading Report: End of August 2022

I finished In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. It was a fast read. The main character is Leonora, aka Lee, Leo, and Nora. When she gets an invite to a hen party from her one-time best friend, she’s … Continue reading

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Reading Report: July’s End

Finished: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, plus Hatchet by Gary Paulson. In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson is traveling by single-engine … Continue reading

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Reading Report: Late April

I finished D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber. It is this story, the letter D has virtually disappeared from the world. A girl named Dhikilo and a sphinx travel to a strange other world to figure out … Continue reading

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Reading Report: March-Into-April

I finished The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Frasier. In this romance, a soon-to-be-divorced woman from Sussex inherits a home in Scotland and sets up a whole new life for herself there, including a job at a the local … Continue reading

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Reading Report: March Violets

I recently finished reading The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (Grade: B+). I chose the book because I love violets, and I picked this month to read it, because that made sense given the title. March is on the … Continue reading

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Reading Report: Mid-March

I watched both versions of The Goodbye Girl. The two screenplays were virtually the same, making the second film feel like a weird echo of the first. Richard Dreyfuss really plumbed the extremes of the role. He was intensely dislikable … Continue reading

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Reading Report: End of February 2022

I’m still working on Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler (216/406 pages) and On Writing Romance: How to Craft a Novel That Sells by Leigh Michaels (62/246 pages). I finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell; Grade A-: Coworkers Beth and … Continue reading

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Big Stack o’ Books

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