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Jamrach's Menagerie

Carol Birch’s “Jamrach’s Menagerie” is a story about survival. Initially based in Victorian London it captures the economic survival of the working poor. Predominantly, it details survival of a whaling crew lost at sea after the destruction of their ship. 232 more words

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Dear Rebecca, Winter is Here

This Tuesday will mark the Winter Solstice in the northern half of the Earth: the longest night and the shortest day.  It is my favorite winter day, because it marks the beginning of the march toward Spring. 259 more words

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City Beasts

The title and subtitle “City Beasts” “Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife” is for the most part a marketing ploy. The author, Mark Kurlansky, writes fiction and non-fiction with an emphasis on food, culture and history. 721 more words

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The Stone Woman

“The Stone Woman” is the third book in Tariq Ali’s Islam Quintet. It is a family story based in the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th Century. 284 more words

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Need Some Reading Material For the Holidays? Check Out Some of Our Favorite Christmas Comic Books

Happy holidays, comic book readers! Another winter is upon us, and with that comes hot mugs of cocoa, warm fireplaces, tasty festivities, and fun with friends and family…aaaaand comic books. 828 more words

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

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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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