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1913 by Florian Illies

1913 is a nonfiction history book…and it was spectacular! Classical music concerts inciting pandemonium and near-riots. Mervyn O’Gorman’s incredible autochrome photographs (no photos in the book, just…

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Book Beginnings: 1913 by Florian Illies

Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book,…

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Little Women

I’m playing in the orchestra for the local university’s production of the musical Little Women. Tomorrow is opening night! The singers sound fantastic. I’m…

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Review: Mind Without a Home by Kristina Morgan

I’m part of the blog tour for Kristina Morgan’s Mind Without a Home: A Memoir of Schizophrenia. Thanks to TLC Book Tours for supplying me with…

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Review: Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann

Title: Astor Place VintageAuthor: Stephanie LehmannPublisher: TouchstoneReleased: June 11, 2013Source: author Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads Synopsis (from publisher): Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor…

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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

It’s time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! I’m not going to be able to participate as fully as originally planned because I have 7…

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Review: Long Live Us by Mark R. Brand

Title: Long Live UsAuthor: Mark R. BrandPublisher: CCLaP PublishingReleased: September 9, 2013Source: CCLaP website CCLaP | Amazon | Goodreads Synopsis (from Goodreads): A family tensely waits out…

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Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Title: Burial RitesAuthor: Hannah KentPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyReleased: September 10, 2013Source: friend (Shannon at River City Reading) Amazon | Barnes & Noble |…

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Review: The Amazing Monarch by Windle Turley

Title: The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered ButterflyAuthor: Windle TurleyPublisher: BenBella BooksReleased: October 2010Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes &…

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walker memorial library

Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook, Maine

My late grandmother lived in the heart of downtown Westbrook, Maine in a beautiful house on Main Street. We lived with her off and…

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