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The Buddha In The Attic

Last year I read “When The Emperor Was Divine” and loved it.  The book was the literary equivalent of a butterfly.  The language had the feeling of lightness and flow, even though the subjects were heavy. 279 more words


The Big Read: When the Emperor Was Divine

The City of Attleboro, Massachusetts, where I have lived for 24 years, participates in the annual Big Read, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts ( 636 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (4/5). We liked this book.

This book is another gem that came to me through my Book-A-Day Calendar in 2013. That thing really filled up my TBR list and this year, I’ve read 5 of them with an average rating of 3.8. 1,054 more words


No 704 The Buddha in the Attic

Now, I know I said my next read was The House of Mirth. It was, I’ve read about 100 pages of it. But here’s the thing. 1,034 more words

20 Books Of Summer

Deichmanske Bibliotek. The public library that didn't seem to like me.

It’s about time to find myself the perfect space outside work and home to hang out in — a public library.

Longer days are leaving as autumn comes to my part of the world. 273 more words