Armchair BEA: Interview with Kate Barber, Book Artist

A musician friend of mine (Hi, Patrick!) came through town a few weeks ago, and I had the opportunity to get to know his…

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Armchair BEA: Beyond the Borders

Design by Amber of Shelf Notes It’s time to step outside your comfort zone, outside your borders, or outside of your own country or culture….

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Armchair BEA: Novellas & Short Stories Recommendations

Design by Amber of Shelf Notes Today we’re giving love to those little stories in our lives. These are my recommendations for short story collections…

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The Unfinished Child by Theresa Shea

  Only ten pages into The Unfinished Child, my heart was already in my throat. I could tell this was going to be one powerful…

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in defense of food

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is the main theme throughout and a good summary of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food;…

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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  Naoki Higashida is thirteen years old and severely autistic, “a writer still with one foot in childhood,” as described in the introduction by…

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Bout of Books 10 Wrap Up

My goals for Bout of Books 10 were:– Read. A lot.– Participate in at least one Twitter chat– Participate in at least one challenge–…

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Bout of Books 10 Challenge: Spell It Out

This challenge is hosted by kimberlyfaye reads. Use the first letter in any book you’ve read or want to read to spell out a…

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Bout of Books 10 Challenge: Books You’re Looking Forward To

This challenge is being hosted by Shannon at River City Reading. The challenge is quite simple: create a list of titles you’re looking forward…

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Blossoms and Bayonets by Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai

  Based on the true story of co-author Hi-Dong Chai, Blossoms and Bayonets is the fictional coming-of-age story of 15-year-old He-Seung, the middle child…

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