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Mid-Summer Book Review

As a grownup, I don’t really have a “summer vacation” any longer. While we are going to take a vacation this summer, I don’t have a lot of illusions that I’m going to read a ton of books while visiting

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Meeting Mary

Two years ago this month I had a chance to cross something off my Bucket List. I got to meet my favorite author: Mary Doria Russell. I first came to know Ms. Russell’s work through my friend Roxy. Not long

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Book Review

One quarter of 2014 has passed. Time flies when you have good books to read, yet there’s never enough time to read. How does that work? I was initially surprised to see that I read ten books in the last

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Top 10 Reads of 2013

So many books, so little time! That’s how I feel at the end of each year. I track what I read using goodreads, and wasn’t surprised to see that I read less than usual in 2013. Some of that had

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August & September Book Review

It’s October. Autumn has arrived in Juneau. Seasons are transitioning, as has life in our home. At the end of August, I went back to work full time after three years of part-time employment. We still have the same 24

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July Book Review

My, how time does fly. It seems like we just marched in the 4th of July parade, and now we’re counting down the last days of summer vacation. I read three books in July. Of course, I had a book

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June Book Review

I’m an occasional non-fiction reader. While there’s a lot of non-fiction that I’d like to read, I have a little problem with non-fiction – I can’t read it at night. My energy and concentration levels are such that by the

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May Book Review

Last month was the 4th wettest May on record and the coldest May on record in Juneau. I got quite a bit of reading done. Besides record breaking weather, May 2012 represents my first month of reading on my new

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April Book Review

April showers bring May flowers. Except we didn’t have any April showers! It was a beautiful, sunny, dry month. We spent a tremendous amount of time outside. Hence, not much time reading. Trust me, I’m not complaining. I read three

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March Book Review

Where did this month go? Seriously – if the rest of this year goes by so quickly, I’m in big trouble. I have a confession to make. Over the last two months, I’ve re-read the Twilight Saga. I don’t often

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