Posts Tagged “books”

November 7, 2013

Starry Bit #3: Wicked

It has been eight years or so since I read Wicked by Gregory Maguire, but I still remember exactly how it made me feel. It wasn’t the first time I’d read a re-telling, or even a re-telling in which the (…)

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November 6, 2013

Starry Bit #2: The Little Island

I didn’t read The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown as a child. I found it at the library as an adult, instead, and checked it our for Eva. It is such a simple book, but it is mysterious and (…)

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November 5, 2013

Starry Bit #1: The Fault In Our Stars

So it’s November, and many of my friends on Facebook are posting one thing each day for which they are thankful. It’s not that I don’t have many things each day for which I am thankful. (I’m expecting a baby, (…)

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April 11, 2013

Staff Picks!

We recently displayed staff picks at my library. My coworker Catherine and I asked the staff to provide us with eight titles (owned by our branch and currently on the shelves) that they wanted to include on the big cube (…)

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September 6, 2012

The Last Book I Loved

Well now. It’s been a few months since I’ve posted here. I haven’t even written the final follow up for my challenge that ended back in May. In short, I am an abysmal blogger. But, even so, I’m choosing to (…)

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June 25, 2012

Round Fifteen–A Tail of Eva & Mommy

Here lies a post about the last book I read for my Year of Reading at Your Mercy. (Better late than never. At least, that’s a phrase I’m hoping you will buy.) This book was last but not least, because (…)

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June 5, 2012

Round Fourteen—Library’s Daughter

Some of my coworkers at the library heard more about my Year of Reading at Your Mercy than they wanted to—more than anyone else except perhaps David, who has no choice but to hear me since he signed a paper (…)

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June 4, 2012

Round Thirteen—Fate’s a Jungle

You could say this whole challenge has been an exercise in playing what is dealt, but this time, I actually tempted fate. For round thirteen, I asked fate to tell me what to read, and it obliged. A few weeks (…)

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May 31, 2012

Round Twelve…In which I’m all wound up.

Let me preface this post by squealing and jumping up and down. For pick twelve in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy I got to shoot the electronic breeze with people whose words I have read and whose voices (…)

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May 30, 2012

Church=The Power of Habit

The eleventh read in my Year of Reading at Your Mercy was The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I polled people from my church this time, and this book was my friend Amy’s pick. (It’s a pretty big title (…)

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