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No mystery why it's a great store . . . #mysteries #bookstores #fridayinterview @agnewrobin

Columbus, Ohio, boosters, take note: Ann Arbor, Michigan (you’ve heard of it, right?) has eight bookstores just in its downtown area. If we’re geographically generous and stretch our definition of Columbus’s downtown to include German Village, we can add the inestimable Book Loft to our count. 529 more words


Review: The Nature of the Beast (Armand Gamache#11) by Louise Penny

When reading a long running series, it’s unrealistic to expect that you will love each installment.  Considering that I’ve given 5-star ratings to 7 of the prior 10 Gamache novels, I was starting to believe that Penny had found some sort of magic formula.   162 more words

Book Reviews

Summer Reading

It is possible that I have spent most of the waking hours of my life reading. I started reading early: My older sister’s first grade teacher told my mother that I was exhibiting “reading readiness” just a few weeks after my second birthday, and I began my love affair with libraries at age four when I learned to write my name and got my first library card. 871 more words


Louise Penny - Still Life.

Still Life – Louise Penny (2005 Headline Book Publishing, Great Britain)

The small Quebec village of Three Pines is shaken to its core when one of its best-loved and upstanding citizens is found dead in the woods, felled by an arrow.  155 more words

Book Review

A Great Escape

I don’t know what the news is like in your corner of the world, but the headlines in my area are pretty bleak—violence, hatred, and little too much reality TV creeping into my reality. 1,060 more words


Put Under the Pressure of Walking in Your Shoes*

One of the big challenges that young people face is finding their own paths in life, and becoming their own selves, separate from their parents. That sort of individuation is hard enough as it is; it’s even more difficult if those parents are well-known, or even famous. 942 more words

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