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Beautiful, Beautiful Book Soup, Part III: July through December

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the Mock Turtle sings of “beautiful, beautiful soup”. To me there is none more beautiful than the kind of a little of this and a pinch of that stirred in to make a year’s worth … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part II: Stirring the Pot, January through June

Nothing is yummier than a big pot of Book Soup. My own recipe involves lots of cooks in the kitchen: I’m in three book clubs, so many of the books I read last year were chosen by others. Sometimes that … Continue reading

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Book Soup, Part 1: My Top Ten Reads of 2014

Life has recently been throwing lemons my way like a ball machine shoots out tennis balls. Thwack! Boom! Ouch! Every time I turn around, it seems, there’s  another big juicy lemon headed straight for me. Do I make lemonade? Nah. I … Continue reading

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2013 Bookshelf: Part 3

I never leave the house without a book. Even if I’m in the car, on the way out of the driveway and realize I am book-less, I will go back to retrieve one. Yes, the reading sickness is that strong … Continue reading

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2013 Bookshelf: Part 1

I read kind of a lot. Sometimes I even feel a little bit guilty about it. I’m never sure we are really supposed to enjoy ourselves that much. (Yes, I was raised Roman Catholic…why do you ask?) Then, last week, … Continue reading

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2012 Bookshelf, Part II

Reading is one of the few pursuits that permit you to appear virtuous while you are really just avoiding chores, people or life in general. Pick up a book and you have an instant – and completely legal – escape … Continue reading

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How I Read Myself through 2011: Part Two

If you’re making New Year’s Resolutions, you might consider resolving to keep a book list for 2012. I know I’m not the only one who can actually forget the title or the author of a book I recently read or … Continue reading

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