Tag Archives: reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

There are many versions of a good morning. Today, for instance, sleeping a little later, then propping up on pillows in the bed to drink coffee and read – ever steadily toward the end of Wolf Hall, which I will … Continue reading

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In a Reading Phase

William Maxwell once wrote, in “The Writer as Illusionist: A Speech Delivered at Smith College March 4, 1955,” “Though the writer may from time to time entertain paranoiac suspicions about critics and book reviewers, about his publisher; and even about … Continue reading

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“You can only read so much”

Wow – lots of new books out by people I love, including Michael Chabon, J.K. Rowling, and Zadie Smith. And, who knew, a new novel from Barbara Kingsolver! Thinking about reviewing this many new titles, fiction editor for the Washington … Continue reading

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The Time it Takes [to read]

(This started out as a short parenthetical, whoops): To me, the debate about e-readers versus traditional print books is misguided. Print books aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and neither are libraries. E-books, however, are here to stay, and thank goodness. … Continue reading

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The Shelf of Constant Reproach

I’ve been trying to catch up on some reading, trying to tidy up what I’ve been thinking of, since I read this article, as my shelf of constant reproach. It’s not a project I really hope to ever complete, because … Continue reading

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When you’re shopping Amazon this holiday season, remember to help support literacy in the process!  That’s all.

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National Book Festival this weekend!

I don’t think I’m going to make the National Book Festival this year, but it’s such a great event I couldn’t pass up a quick plug.  It took place two years ago on the weekend after I moved to the … Continue reading

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Shop Amazon and Help Support Literacy!

Do you ever shop using Amazon.com?  Consider taking a simple extra step to help promote literacy and support reading programs by accessing Amazon through the Books for America website next time!  From the Books for America website, just click on … Continue reading

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Fox in Sox

Hazel’s back in town! Part 1: Fox in Sox plus minor meltdown: Part 2: Meanwhile back with the Tweedle Beedles:

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