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2017 National Festival of Books

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February 2, 1882 – Birthday of James Joyce

James Joyce, the Irish novelist and poet, was born on this day in history, February 2, 1882. Joyce is widely regarded as one of the most important authors of the twentieth century, but many of those who want to sample … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – On Reading Lots of Books and Writing Reviews of Them

One of the biggest problems I have in writing reviews, after having written so many, is how to make my reviews sound different. All those words that review advice columns say never to use? After a while, I have used … Continue reading

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Top Ten(ish) Books I Read in 2016

Reminder: This list refers to books I read in 2016, not necessarily books that were published only in 2016. Last year, I had so few books that wowed me that I didn’t even post a list. This year, there were … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month – Rise: A Feminist Book Project: Recommended Books for Children With Feminist Themes

This project was originally named for Amelia Bloomer, born in 1818, an American women’s rights and temperance advocate, who became, however, best-known for her efforts to reform women’s clothing styles. Bloomer had only a few years of formal education, although … Continue reading

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