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Thoughts on Booktopia Boulder

It goes without saying, but a weekend dedicated to talking about books and reading is amazing.  Add the beautiful location of Boulder, Colorado and who could ask for anything more? Unlike past Booktopias where I signed up for every session … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Booktopia Michigan

I am just back from another fantastic Booktopia weekend.  I am at a loss for words to describe how it was, so I will have to let some photos do the talking for me. Booktopia was held in Petoskey, Michigan, … Continue reading

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My Bookish September

I know I’m likely in the minority, but September is one of my favorite times of year.  I loved the whole back to school season, when I would buy new notebooks and pens, and eagerly anticipate my new classes and … Continue reading

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The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore

  I often mention that I am a regular listener of the Books on the Nightstand podcast, but I must bring it up again for two reasons:  that Ann Kingman recommended this book during a recent episode (#221) and that Michael … Continue reading

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Booktopia!

I have (sadly) returned from a weekend in the land of Booktopia (known to the rest of the world as Oxford, Mississippi).  Three days of talking books with 75 like-minded people — it was truly heaven on earth. We started … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — pre-Booktopia edition!

This is the week I have been waiting for!  Yeah, BEA was last week and it looks like it was a lot of fun, but this weekend a lucky select few of us will be in Oxford, Mississippi for BOOKTOPIA! … Continue reading

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Armchair BEA Day 3 — “Real Life” Experience

For me, blogging is a hobby; an extension of my passion for books and reading. I do receive some books from publishers and participate in the odd blog tour here and there, but the majority of the books I review … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from Gone with … Continue reading

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New Books!

In the last two days five new books have found their way into my house thanks to my lovely mail carrier (I for one can safely say I do my part to keep the US Postal Service in business!): The … Continue reading

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Library Sale!

I blame this on my husband …. he asked me “The Crystal Lake Library Friends are having a used book sale this weekend.  Do you want to go?”  Umm, duh.  So almost as soon as the doors opened at nine … Continue reading

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