Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Collecting

First, Happy Halloween! This picture of ravens with a book is reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe, and that’s a Halloween sort of author if there ever was one. My post has nothing to do with Halloween or Poe, but it … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tales

I’ve been busy transitioning from Maine to Florida for the winter. It’s not so much a culture shock as an environment shock. The day before we left our place in Maine, I took this (above) picture of the view outside … Continue reading

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Table Talk about Books

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner with friends the other night at Ports of Italy restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The weather had turned summerlike for a few days, and we were thrilled to be given an outdoor … Continue reading

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Book Review – 9/11 Memories

To read my review of Until the Fires Stopped Burning, click on the “Book Reviews” tab above. This book has had mixed reviews, with Booklist praising it and Kirkus Reviews panning it. I’m closer to Kirkus on this one, though … Continue reading

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Reasons for Book Optimism

This picture reminds me that objects farther away are reduced in impact on the eye. If your town has no bookstore, especially if it has recently lost a bookstore, you may be thinking books are going the way of the … Continue reading

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