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Some of you may remember that last year I read and enjoyed the first of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle novels, The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. The fourth book in the quartet, Blue Lily, Lily Blue is being published … Continue reading

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The Readathon Approacheth

As I write this on Friday night, the fall edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is just a few hours (or “one sleep”) away. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to participate in all but a few Read-a-Thons since … Continue reading

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Unwritten Reviews

I mentioned in my post on Home Cooking that I had read quite a few books that had gone unreviewed. In the comments, a couple of people suggested I put up a list of the books I’ve read that I … Continue reading

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Meeting Sarah Waters

One of the advantages of living just outside a major city like Washington, DC, is that lots of great authors come through town. If Politics and Prose were around the corner, I’d be there often because they get lots of … Continue reading

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TBR Dare: Finis

I’ve written before about my fear that if I’m not careful my TBR pile will someday take over my small house. And although I’m usually careful about my book-buying and tend to get rid of books I don’t adore after … Continue reading

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Book Swap: 2014 Edition

This is the fourth year that Teresa and I have done what’s become one of our favorite traditions: each of us gives the other five book recommendations to read sometime during the coming year. Sometimes they’re books we’ve wanted the … Continue reading

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The Year Behind, The Year Ahead

Hello all! Merry Christmas and the happiest of happy new years to you all! It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to post, since the end of my semester at school, the end of my children’s semester (with all its … Continue reading

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2013: A Year in Review

I wasn’t going to do a year in review post this year because a few weeks ago it looked too much like work to me, and I’ve become allergic to anything that makes blogging seem like work. But I do … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Readathon

Today is the twice-yearly celebration of reading known as Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon. I’ve lost track of how many of these I’ve participated in the last five years that I’ve been blogging, but it’s been most of them. It’s something I … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Alcott

I have been extremely busy for the past couple of weeks, thanks to the beginning of the school year. Whenever I’m stressed or sick or unhappy (and thankfully I’m only stressed at the moment), I turn to familiar re-reads, and … Continue reading

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