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Blind date with a book

The local Georgetown library has a program this month to get people reading and talking about books we may not otherwise choose. The librarian put out a selection, wrapped in gift bags, to take without looking. 711 more words


no more heroes

I’m sure there are some people who can meet their heroes with grace and restraint, but I can’t.

I need them to like me too much. 776 more words

2015: The Year in Books

When I look back on 2015, I look back fondly on all the books that kept me company on the good days and the bad. Somehow, the stories on the pages and the events of the last year have blended together in my memory, a happy fusion of fact and fiction that I cannot tell apart. 2,046 more words


Ours et autres félins à New-York (NY)

New-York State : basse altitude et day-hikers entre couleurs chaudes de l’automne et température s’accordant à ces dernières. Un jour de plus sous l’été indien new-yorkais et son sentier aux allures de Southern Maine: montées et descentes brèves et abruptes s’ajoutant aux feuilles mortes, ciel bleu, et citadins de sortie.

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Appalachian Trail

My January Books

At the start of this year I resolved to read 52 new books by the end of it, and review them as I go. Here we are off the blocks with January’s selection. 1,040 more words


'The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island' by Bill Bryson

“When England is lovely there isn’t any place I would rather be.”

Twenty years after travel writer Bill Bryson published his hugely successful and endearing book… 350 more words