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Day 152: Better Than Boxes

While cleaning the house last weekend, I put a bookshelf in the hallway. On it are books from various series, including Fablehaven, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, The Lightning Thief and other Rick Riordan series, Artemis Fowl, and … Continue reading

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Day 150: That Didn’t Last Long

Remember how I said I was done buying books? I was, I swear! But then the kids needed a book to complete one of their favorite series, and my hubby wanted a book, too. So I had to order the … Continue reading

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Day 149: Odds and Ends

I am reading The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. I’m about a fifth of the way through, and so far it’s good, but it’s not suiting my mood. Consequently I’m not sure what to do with it. If I stop … Continue reading

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Day 138: Back to the Library

Today we finally received the box of books that I ordered a few weeks ago. Most of the books were for Livia, but there were also two in there for me. I know it’s crazy, but I already have another … Continue reading

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The Best Audience

Dear Kids, I write you letters on my blog because I want to remember all the good times that we’ve had together. Thanks to these posts, our family stories will last not only the lifetime of this blog, but also … Continue reading

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Just Like “The Lorax”

As I was driving to CT a few months ago, I was surprised to see piles of trees along the side of the highway. I was awed by the scope of the destruction. It went on and on. And then, … Continue reading

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Replacements Needed

I have been slowly replacing the old paperbacks in my library. It’s a necessary task. Some of them have degraded to the point that they might not survive another reading. The most decrepit of them all is C.S. Lewis’s Prince … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Pictures

Dear Marshall, There is a page in our 2012 Christmas photo album with pictures taken during one of our hikes. It might even have been our very first hike together. I wrote something about that day as a draft but … Continue reading

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Forgotten Pictures of 2011: Part I

Here are some pictures I took in 2011 that never made it into blog posts. The last picture is my favorite of the three. There is a story behind it. Hurricane Irene knocked out our power for a couple of … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Borders is soon to close down. There are fewer than ten days left to their going-out-of-business sale. I’m not sad about this per se. It never was one of my favorite bookstores. However, it is the closest one. Losing it … Continue reading

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