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Celebrating Library Lovers' Day

Apparently, February 14th not only marks Valentine’s Day, but also Library Lovers’ Day! A day to celebrate any and all things library. I can’t believe I’ve lived this long on this planet and only just stumbled across this piece of information. 660 more words

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Re-Shelving: 2016

It’s well past January, and perhaps a bit belated for this post, but I’ve read too many good books this past year to not re-visit them. 955 more words

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On My Bookshelf: The Sisters of Sugarcreek

The Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy Liggett

Little description: Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio. 367 more words


Snow! At last!

That winter storm that pummeled the southeast brought a perfect little snow to Charlottesville…the kind that coats everything in icing sugary powder without taking out power lines or making transportation really impossible for days on end. 213 more words


Austen & Me, Then & Now

So yesterday was Jane Austen’s birthday in New Zealand. And today is Jane Austen’s birthday in most other places. Therefore, this post is still valid. 1,216 more words

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How Did Alan Turing Break the Enigma?

Alan Turing was able to break the Enigma due to a combination of factors.

  1. Three Polish mathematicians: Jerzy Rozycki, Henryk Zygalski, and Marion Rejewski were able to reverse-engineer the Enigma and also take advantage of the way Germans used indicators (used in the beginning of the message to show certain settings) to break it.
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Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti

The books you love the most are often the hardest to review. That’s always been the case. Or the curse. To say I loved this book feels like an incredible understatement. 858 more words

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