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Six books I didn't put down this summer

I’m an impatient reader. I get excited about reading a particular title, I crack it, read it, and allow it 50 pages to regale me. If I’m not enthralled or at least engaged by page 50, that book is going  950 more words


Coffee, Chaos

“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, he must look foolish to the crowd.”    The I Ching… 507 more words

Books I've Read in 2017 & TBR

I’ve disappeared for a while. A new job, a new city and not enough reading and blogging. I thought I’d jump back in by posting a quick post featuring the books I’ve read this year and what I plan on reading next. 110 more words

Book Reviews

Review - Abide with Me

Elizabeth Strout 2006 Simon & Schuster Books

A sad story of grief about a family responding to and recovering from the death of Lauren Caskey, wife to Tyler and mother of Katherine and Jeannie. 329 more words


Olive Kitteridge

This novel is a compendium of short stories in which Olive Kitteridge, a retired teacher in small town Crosby, Maine, plays a spectrum of roles in the lives of her family and neighbors . 300 more words

Book Review

Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head / and pretend that he just doesn’t see?

Growing up in Harpswell, Maine, I was always conscious of the wind. The Atlantic Ocean was our front yard, and our house was completely exposed. Even playing in the woods as a child, I thought the wind was trying to tell me something.   410 more words


Summer Reading Game Book Reviews

The Great Canadian Reading Game is on, and players can spin to find great reads from Jun 28-Aug 22, 2017!

Here’s what you thought of your reads: 459 more words

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