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Some three-star books of 2014

Three stars on Goodreads for me is still a good review. These are the books I would likely reread on a cold day had I any time for rereading nowadays that doesn’t involve book clubs or my utter, absolute favorite books or nostalgia track-downs. 438 more words

Book Reviews

To sub or not to sub...

At first glance, it would seem that the book I just finished, Olive Kitteridge (Random House, 2008), doesn’t have much to do with my ongoing conundrum over whether to accede to the requests of various friends and work as a substitute teacher.   841 more words

3 Weeks / 3 Audio Books - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Performed by Sandra Burr.

“who, thinking Henry Thibedau was a deer in the early morning darkness just a few days ago, had pulled the trigger of his rifle and killed his best friend.”


Book Report - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Officiant: …for better and for worse; in sickness and in health…?
Bride/Groom: I do… 897 more words


Stacking the Shelves (October 11)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared. 608 more words

Weekly Posts

Creating Character Depth Through Confounding

The other day, I had lunch with a colleague, and he described an idea. He wanted to write a book with his wife, but with a fun twist. 1,073 more words


Olive Kitteridge: Overview

Nothing like a two-week jaunt, especially with a few transatlantic flights thrown it, to give you the chance to catch up on some reading. I polished off three books on my beautiful trip to France, the first being… 1,712 more words