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On Book Snobbery

Though I’m not entirely proud to admit it, I consider myself a bit of a book snob. Even though I do have my own reading guilty pleasures, I find myself judging people on the basis of what they read.  Though … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

  Allow me to get a bit political for a moment.   I receive a daily political cartoon via e-mail from Slate.com (sidebar:  I did a project on political cartoons in high school and have been interested in them ever … Continue reading

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The Plight of Independent Bookstores

  I buy books everywhere — in the chains, department stores, online — but ever since I discovered an independent bookstore in my area a few years ago — Read Between the Lynes — I have made a more conscious … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Meets the Grinch

*sigh*  I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a post about this, but I thought it might turn my lemon into someone else’s lemonade so here goes.  (and I know I’m going to sound petty and selfish — I … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Meets the Grinch

*sigh*  I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a post about this, but I thought it might turn my lemon into someone else’s lemonade so here goes.  (and I know I’m going to sound petty and selfish — I … Continue reading

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Murder on the Orient Express on Masterpiece Mystery

Did anyone watch Masterpiece Mystery’s presentation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express last night?  This is one of my favorite Poirot mysteries (recently reviewed here) so I was interested in seeing how this version was done (I haven’t … Continue reading

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Censorship to the extreme

In the news: School bans dictionary in classrooms because a parent complained of a graphic entry (link to article )Allow me to get upon my soapbox for a moment: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is wrong on so many levels: … Continue reading

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