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2013: The Top Fives

2013 Top Five Books All Fiction Books: 1)      If You Find Me, by Emily Murdoch. This book moved me the whole way through, and then wouldn’t let me go for a week or two. A spectacular novel. (Also #1 YA) … Continue reading

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Fog Up Your Kindle With Bargain Book Excellence!

Much of the U.S. is freezing behind an arctic cold front. The “Rock Gods of Romance” collection will help you stay warm, and probably fog up your windows. It is six stories by six leading authors, and for a limited … Continue reading

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JFK in Dallas: Fifty Years Later

My friend, Amanda, is twenty-five, and she asked me the other night why John F. Kennedy’s Assassination is still such a big deal, why Abraham Lincoln doesn’t garner the same idol-worship as JFK. To a young woman who was born … Continue reading

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JFK: Fifty Years Later

November 22nd, 2013–a little less than three weeks from today–will mark the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. We all know the story. He and Jackie made the short flight from Fort Worth to Dallas via … Continue reading

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Whoooooooo Aaarrre Yoooou, Boop boop, boop boop (w/apologies to Pete Townshend)

A friend posted this quiz  on her site, and I just had to take it. I find my result to be satisfying, although I think it’s more due to my opium use and formaldehyde drinking than my intellectual prowess. Have … Continue reading

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A to Z Survey: Book Nerdy Goodness in Handy Alphabetical Form :-)

This was designed by Jamie at  and it’s quite a cool little A to Z book survey. (Thanks to Nova for pointing me that way). And thus, away we go… Author you’ve read the most books from: It’s a … Continue reading

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 15, “Who Are Your Book Blogging Mentors?”

My book-blogging mentors? Simple: Kelly. Kelly is all the book-blogging mentors I could possibly need, all rolled up into one book-devouring fellow hermit. She has taught me everything I know about book-blogging that I couldn’t figure out for myself. I … Continue reading

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