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Tea, Cotton, Lemon Coconut Cake, and Flying Dogs

Dear Reader: It has been hot up here – but pretty much seasonably so, mid-80s and such.  How’s the weather where you are? 553) Village Affairs by Miss Read (hard copy, library)  I’ve blogged about Miss Read’s Thrush Green books, but she also wrote the Fairacre series about a school teacher named Miss Read (which …

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Roommates and Raw Diets: Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion and Michael Schaffer’s One Nation Under Dog

Dear Reader: Ahhhh, a few days of warmer, sunny weather!  Lots of folks out hiking with dogs tonight and last night – Gus and Zoe made new friends and got to see some old ones. 498) Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion, 2010 (kindle) Last year Amazon put Karen’s kindle books A Scattered Life and Easily …

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All My Lovin’: My All Time Top Ten Favorite Independent Bookstores

Dear Reader: What is it about a sunny, cold spring day?  The light always seems brightly bleak.  Is the light really different or is it just the lack of leaves?  The light in Easter photos always seems so specific. My Top Ten Independent Bookstores I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while.  I’ve …

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8 Months, 14 Days or 258 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Dear Reader: It has been 8 months, 14 days since I started this blog on July 17, 2011.  Seems like a good time to take stock! Reading Spot Central When I started, my goal was to a) limit myself to buying no more than 20 books in a year, b) read my own books at …

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Lost in Dogland: Zoë the Puggle+

Dear Reader: We’ve gone from January to July in a week – with several days in 70’s (F) up here on the shores of Lake Superior.  Several feet of snow have melted rapidly (yea!) and my yard is nearly free of snow about a month earlier than usual. Dog-related post alert…  So, I’ve been AWOL …

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Sweet Gilbert

Dear Reader: Last week my sweetheart of a “beaglet” Gilbert died.  This is his story. Gilbert was 15 when he died.  He was nearly deaf, mostly blind, fairly leaky, and had spinal arthritis.  About seven weeks ago we learned he had a brain tumor.  After prednisone treatment his tumor shrank a bit and he was …

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It’s Monday, What are YOU Reading?

Dear Reader: Book Journey is sponsoring It’s Monday, What are You Reading? where we talk about what we just finished reading, what we are currently reading, and what we plan to read next. So, I just finished reading #175) High Wages by Dorothy Whipple and #176) A Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton (in honor of …

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What’s the coolest thing you’ve found in a book? Mailbox Monday

Dear Reader: Keweenaw News We got a bunch of new snow last week that has created great cross country ski conditions.  Gus (my golden retriever) and I were out on some loops this morning with my friend Jo and her dog, Mundy.  A great time was had by all!  Gus and I skied two hours …

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Happy Holidays!

Dear Reader: I hope that you are having lovely holidays and that they include at least a little time with a good book.     While I got a lot of great reading time in over Christmas day, my favorite thing to do on holidays is take a long walk or run or ski or …

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Affairs of the Heart

Dear Reader: It’s a lovely, gloomy, rainy late November Saturday.  Not so great for running or walking dogs…  Excellent for tea and books. #10 To the North by Elizabeth Bowen (1932, hard copy) This is one of Bowen’s books that I had read in the past.  But, like most of the books I read I …

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