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Pullman’s New Trilogy Revisits His Dark Materials

    Philip Pullman just announced a new trilogy that revisits the characters and  worlds first introduced in The Golden Compass in 1995. According to the New York Times, the first book in the new trilogy, tentatively named  The Book of Dust, will be released October 19, 2017. “In an interview with BBC Radio 4 that aired on Wednesday, Mr. Pullman Read More

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Whole New Year

Hi All, Sorry to have been so lax here, but I’ve been busy visiting family, recovering from the creeping crud, and getting the garden planned. I’ve re-dedicated myself to actually getting the garden up and running and feeding us this year (no small task in a yard that is mostly shaded).  I have hopes for Read More

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2017 Spring Picks

I know you’re probably busy finishing up your year,  finding gifts for family & friends, and making the rounds this holiday season—so I’ll just leave this here until you get a minute to read it. Publishers Weekly came out with their top picks for Spring 2017. I thought you might like to know. Exit West Mohsin Read More

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It’s Jolabokaflod Time Again

That’s right, Jolabokaflod (Yo-la-bo-ka-flood)—or Christmas Book Flood (technically Yule Book Flood, but you get the idea). Yes, this great Icelandic tradition of gifting books for the holiday season is upon us. And how can you NOT love it? Last year T & I swapped  books on Christmas Eve, which (honestly) we enjoyed far more than the Read More

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Beatty Wins Man-Booker

Paul Beatty is this year’s Man-Booker prize winner for his novel The Sellout. He is the first American author to have ever won the prize since its incarnation in 1968. Which probably says a lot about how the Brits view American writers and culture. The fact that they chose this novel, a scathing (and humorous) criticism on Read More