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Day 225: Lesson Learned

I ordered 20 books from the library last week, and they arrived today. Hooray! According to our library receipt, we saved $300 by borrowing rather than buying. Isn’t the library awesome? But I haven’t forgotten how the library shut down … Continue reading

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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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Day 125: More Books

Today this stack of books arrived. I’ve been in just the right mood to continue with my goal of reading all of Barbara Michaels’s books. Sadly, inter-library loans are suspended due to the pandemic, so the library wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Day 118: We Love Books

My husband, who is concerned about my book-buying habit, attempted a sort of intervention. He told Livia to tell me to stop buying books. And it worked to the extent that she did pass along the message. But then she … Continue reading

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Day 110: Three Things About This Week

I ordered olive oil from Target earlier this week. I figured that they wouldn’t offer to ship it if they couldn’t handle it. I was wrong, and I did not enjoy getting an oil-soaked package full of broken glass delivered … 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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