Category Archives: books

Judging books by their covers: I

Off and on this summer I have been organizing the multitude of books in our house. Over these many years I have picked up appealing old books with awesome illustrations, intriguing titles, and/or engaging covers. Some of them I have already … Continue reading

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Nothing else to do but read

Today JB and I went to the library. We haven’t been to the library in many, many years. We read a lot, but somehow have purchased all our reading materials from bookstores or online. When I was at work I would … Continue reading

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Wow! Moby Dick

I just finished reading Moby Dick. For the first time. Somehow in school I was never required to read it. Somehow in all the reading I have done for my own personal pleasure since, I have never been enticed by … Continue reading

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City on Fire

I just finished this remarkable book, City on Fire, written by a new voice– Garth Risk Hallberg, in fact his first novel. It’s 900 pages long and normally I would not have tackled it during the school year –being a … Continue reading

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Introducing Fahrenheit 451 for the last time

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Painting hidden in the gilded edges of a book

(Thanks, MH, for the link.)

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Ta-Nehisi Coates at NYPL

A few days ago, on Oct. 22, Ta-Nehisi Coates was the speaker at the Schomberg Center at the New York Public Library. The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture is an invaluable archive of African-American resources. Skillfully interviewed by … Continue reading

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