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Happy December bookish friends!

Over here at Book Box Club HQ we are starting to feel very Christmassy! Some beautiful bookish items have started to arrive ready to go into our Magic by Night boxes, my hallway is full of very exciting cardboard boxes at the moment and we really can’t wait to send this box out to you all. 596 more words


From Good to Great as a library leader

If you’ve been keeping up with CMLE’s book groups on Goodreads, the phrase “Good to Great” may ring a bell! That’s because the book… 211 more words

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Diary of a Writer - December writing prompt - When is that project too big?

When is that project too big? I’ve always loved knitting and have dabbled with crochet, too. I find, despairingly, that I sometimes set knitting aside when I have worked out how to complete a repeat of the pattern. 320 more words

Bella's Betrothal

Hannah Kent's Burial Rites at the Book Group & November Verse 14

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador 2013)

Before the meeting: This book is based on the real story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland, an event that happened in 1830.  1,008 more words


Tabula Rasa

Today, holed up in a cabin in the foothills of the Wallowas, my oldest daughter introduced me to her favorite podcast–Stuff You Should Know. The episode focused on enlightenment and reminded me of the concept of tabula rasa, meaning blank slate. 114 more words