Category Archives: Books

my mom

My mom. One of the finer things that she has given me is a love of reading. At 84, her body has betrayed her in many ways, but I am thankful that her mind is still sharp and active and … Continue reading

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moloka’i

Sometimes my lack of knowledge amazes even me.  Last night I was up late finishing Moloka’i, one of the best books I have read in a long time.  It is a fictional story, interwoven with real characters and history, of … Continue reading

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extra yarn

Perhaps the Christmas present that I was the most excited to give this year was the book Extra Yarn, which I gave to my two-and-a-half year-old granddaughter Mylah.  This wonderful book was written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon … Continue reading

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fascinated by flavia

Flavia de Luce.  In my opinion, she is the most original literary character to come along in years.  She is the heroine of a series of books by Alan Bradley.  This is from the Flavia web site. If you have … Continue reading

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evan reads a bedtime story

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Favorite Christmas Books

I love this wonderful story of a grumpy man carving a manger scene and the little boy who keeps telling him that he is doing each piece wrong.  I even have prints of some of the illustrations from this book … Continue reading

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I’m Listening With a Broken Ear

Tuesday night my Book Club met at my house.  As best those of us in the club who are “old timers” can remember, we’ve been a book club for about 18 years.  We started meeting and talking about books way … Continue reading

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