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Book Review: The Tarnished Chalice by Susanna Gregory

The Tarnished Chalice By Susanna Gregory Little, Brown Book Group, 2006 What the book’s about: For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, the Matthew Bartholomew mysteries are set in the mid-1300s in various towns across England and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prometheus

Pride and Prometheus By John Kessel New York: Saga Press, 2018 What the book’s about:  As even a quick glance at the cover will tell you, John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus is a blend of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jane … Continue reading

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Do you write in your books?

Last time, I talked about how reading Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer made me rethink my principled stance against rereading books. As you may remember, I had stopped rereading books after my daughter was born so that I could focus … Continue reading

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Do you reread books?

I stopped rereading books ten years ago when my daughter was born and reading time became a precious commodity. After reading Francine Prose’s book Reading Like a Writer over the holidays, I’m starting to wonder if that was a mistake. Continue reading

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Review: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Throughout history we have used salt as a currency and prized it for its ability to preserve and flavor food. In Salt, Mark Kurlansky rewrites world history as the story of man’s access to this now common, but once highly prized, commodity. Continue reading

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Review: The Land of Love & Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel is as much about the island of St. Thomas itself as it is about the various generations of the Bradshaw family who inhabit it.   Continue reading

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July’s To-Read Pile

Ah, summer. Time to catch up on some of those books I’ve been neglecting. Here’s are a few of the books in my To-Read Pile. Lucifer: Children & Monsters Author: Mike Carey Art: Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo, 2002 … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Great Books by Native Writers

This morning I came across an excellent rant by Debbie Reese (@debreese) bemoaning the fact that Sherman Alexie is the only Native writer anyone has ever heard about, when in fact there are lots of great Native writers out there. Here are a few that I can’t wait to read this summer. Continue reading

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My Year in Books

I’ve been using Goodreads to track my reading for years now. I look forward to the year end statistics report every December. It’s fun to see how the numbers stack up. I also like to quickly scan the book covers to … Continue reading

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Review: Lady Catherine’s Necklace by Joan Aiken

Lady Catherine’s Necklace By Joan Aiken Thorndike Press, 2000 This variation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, is set a few years after the events of Austen’s original. Lady Catherine and her daughter, Anne, are residing quietly at Rosings Park … Continue reading

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