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March Reading

Happy belated Saint Patrick’s Day! I hope everyone enjoyed the great Irish saint’s feast day.

I occasionally share with you book recommendations and learned on last month’s blog tour for  611 more words


A Lifetime’s Experience

Beginning with the book The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, a new kind of protagonist started appearing in popular fiction; someone with a lifetime of experience.   601 more words

@Your Library

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, Rosamunde Pilcher

Splitting time primarily between Wisconsin and Minnesota this winter has put me in a very snowy mindset, so I’ve been searching the library for wintery books to suit. 482 more words


Books, Books & More Books - My Favorites from 2017

She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain. – Louisa May Alcott

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. 1,000 more words

Walking On Water

Thursday Book Feature: The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War

by Helen Simonson

Copyright 2016

In 1914, Beatrice, a spinster, arrives in an English country village to teach Latin at a grammar school. 271 more words

Abbie Johnson Taylor

The Summer Before the War

This was the second book I picked up on my vacation.  I was deliberating between a book set in India (that I decided to check out of the library) and a history of New Zealand (also library) when I saw Helen Simonson’s name.   709 more words