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March Reads and Book Haul

I know, it’s a little late to be posting this. March is long gone, right? But better late than never, and it’s always fun to talk about books. 880 more words



Lately I have been thinking about how hard things can be. In my own life: conflict at work, trouble at home, the opacity of romance. The tendency to stare at a bunch of asparagus and be baffled, overwhelmed, by the prospect of putting them together in some kind of meal in which the reedy old rods are made edible. 1,202 more words


Thawing Ice

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. It is another of the novels on the Top 150 list. 147 more words

50BooksIn2016 #4

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. What an extraordinary book. I found it hardgoing at first – bleak, the choppy sentences grated a bit, I found the overload of detail thrown in distracting. 58 more words


Report: Amazon Wants To Help International Factories Sell Directly To You

A few years ago, Amazon made a prediction that came true: shoppers were about to use Amazon more for commerce across oceans and borders, ordering easily from all over the world. 226 more words


Baking for Bookworms: Bark Sail Bread from Annie Proulx's The Shipping News

It was a little difficult to choose something to make from this book, not because there wasn’t a lot of food mentioned (there was and a lot of it was intriguing), but because many of the ingredients are harder to come by in my land-locked state (as in, tons of seafood). 753 more words

Baking For Bookworms

Longshoremen Walk Off The Job At New York City Area Ports

Earlier today, work at cargo ports in the New York and New Jersey area abruptly stopped, and dockworkers walked off the job. While trucks line up outside of the ports to deliver and pick up cargo containers, no one is there to move them around. 232 more words