Tag Archives: personal history

Seals and Solitude: Joan Anderson’s A Year by the Sea

Dear Reader: Don’t you just love meditative books about soul searching?  I do.  I can never get enough of them. Especially these days when I’m fantasizing about camping, wondering if April is too early to go, and salivating over that instant tent with the screen room attached. There’s nothing better than quiet time, reflecting and …

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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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Whoops – here’s a title: Sex, Literature, and the Volga (George Eliot, Edith Wharton, bell hooks, Helen R. Hull, Nicola Humble, Susan Richards)

Dear Reader: Book Journey is hosting It’s Monday, What are You Reading? So, seemed like a good chance to tell you what I’m in the middle of…  I have seven books going – violating my own “2 books at a time” informal rule…  Three are from the library for limited times, one’s for a readalong, …

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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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Alice Ozma’s The Reading Promise

Dear Reader: I really read this one quickly – I finished 60) HC The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma in about a day. It’s a great book – her first, and she just finished her college undergraduate degree. Alice tells the story of how she and her dad, …

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My Reading Life: How Many Books?

Dear Reader: I’m starting week three of this blog.  Thank you to all of you who are reading, commenting upon, and linking to my blog!  I’ve enjoyed making new book fiend friends. This blog has been my first foray into blogdom and I’m having a lot of fun.  It continues to motivate me to make …

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My reading life

Dear Reader: I’ve been writing some heavy stuff lately and thought it would be fun to switch gears and talk a little about my reading history.  I’d love to hear yours, so please tell me about it in the comments section. I wasn’t one of those amazing kids who taught themselves to read – but …

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