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Cooler weather? Curl up at home with a good book!

Find your Next Read here!

Next reads provides regular reading suggestions to your mailbox based on your choice of genre.  I look forward to my science fiction list every month! 62 more words


Lazarus is Dead

“In churches observing the Byzantine Rite, Lazarus Saturday is a leading religious festival. Bright colours are used for vestments and the Holy Table, and uniquely in the Christian year, the standard order of service for a Sunday can be celebrated on a different day of the week. 799 more words

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A Few of My Favorite "Snuggle Up" Books

Who doesn’t love a good book?! Something to snuggle up on a cold, Fall day and waste (in a good way) the day away. This time of year is perfect for such a book. 1,688 more words

Home & Family


Richard Bausch’s novella is a slice of war: World War II, the Italian Campaign.

It could be a three person play. Joyner, a soldier with prejudices; Asch, a non-practicing Jewish soldier; and Marston, the immediate commanding officer, who is the “good soldier”. 146 more words

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I love the short story form, especially if it is done well. Edith Pearlman does it very well.

There is nothing exquisite about her prose. Her stories are plainly told. 1,641 more words

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Ice Breakers the First Week of School

During the first week of school, there’s always going to be ice breakers. Always.

Even though you’re a senior and this is your fourth year and you basically know everyone in your classes, the teacher will assume you don’t and yes, there WILL be ice breakers! 146 more words