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On My Bookshelf: 3.3.18

I started The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne last Saturday afternoon and finished it on Tuesday night—nearly 600 pages! It was that good. Depressing yet comical, deeply drawn protagonist alongside barely sketched caricatures—I want Maude Avery to have her own afternoon talk show!—an endearing journey through 70 years of a gay Irish man’s life in the repressive Catholic republic of Ireland and elsewhere. 2,146 more words

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On My Bookshelf: 2.24.18

Last night I finished reading Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. I rarely read fiction set in other worlds, but all the articles about Le Guin prompted me to dip into her writing. 2,026 more words

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On My Bookshelf with George Washington & Friends: 2.19.18

Today, let’s remember (and learn more about) our first president, George Washington. He was a leader, not a politician—maybe the only president who truly was a leader, sad to say. 1,001 more words

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On My Bookshelf: 2.17.18

If you’re dissatisfied with the quality of your writing, read more. Every writer I know—including me—is a voracious (at times) reader. Reading is a habit—it may take time to get into because you have to train your attention. 2,063 more words

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On The Bookshelf - What Should I Read Next

I am a fairly recent convert to the wonderful world of podcasts. For the longest time, it was a highly curated iTunes playlist that powered me through my pre-dawn workout time. 1,437 more words

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Life in Black & White - Used Books Are Growing a Reader

Back in November, I had a conversation with Anne Bogel of  Modern Mrs. Darcy for her podcast What Should I Read Next. It was a ton of fun recording the episode and a ton of fun listening to the episode when it went live this morning. 256 more words

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On The Bookshelf: 1.27.18

Welcome to the weekend. Feel like shopping? I love buying books. Books are little promises of places you can go, times you can experience, and people you can get to know. 2,334 more words

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