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Merry Booksmas! Books I’m gifting to me this year.

Let's face it: no one knows which books I want at the holidays. Used to be I owned thousands and no one could tell what I didn't already have. Now that my library's so small, it's what haven't you already read... Plus, I only exchange gifts with my kids, so there's that. They figure I …

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A Preponderance of Pondering: or, Curiouser and Curiouser.

No time to pursue this week, but once I'm home from Booktopia with fellow blogger Bibliosue expect me to run off at the keyboard about this brilliant article from The Atlantic:   http://tinyurl.com/6m3fzxe   It's from 2001, and I've probably read it before, actually, but it's particularly striking now because the issue of literary/genre fiction …

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Post-Easter reading blitz and domestic disasters

  Hope you all had a lovely Easter. Sorry I had nothing of note to post. It's difficult keeping our heads above water right now, what with my father-in-law battling cancer, our water heater breaking and leaking all over the basement floor and our upstairs bathtub deciding to join the party and drip into our …

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