Category Archives: Books

Finding My Muse

My frequent trips to Goodwill are not solely for wool clothing.  If you read this blog often you know I’m addicted to buying old clothes made of 100% wool, washing and felting them, and then storing them ad infinitum, or … Continue reading

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How to Start a Book Club

January is the time of year when people join things like health clubs, garden clubs, classes to learn a musical instrument; you get the idea.  We’re all ready for something different, something to get us off the couch and out … Continue reading

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A Different Toy Story

When I had a son and when he was little, I couldn’t give him enough, buy him enough, do for him enough.  Looking back I wish we had done more together.  But now I need grandchildren, and since he didn’t … Continue reading

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Set in Maine

In anticipation of spending a summer on an island off the coast of Maine, I apparently bookmarked a site that had a category “Fiction Set in Maine.”  I just found the bookmark today while looking for something else.  Who knew … Continue reading

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My Name is Mary Sutter: A Book Review

Being a nurse, I became interested in this book when I picked it up at the bookstore and read the jacket.  We lived in the Washington Metropolitan area for several decades.  Because my husband is a Civil War nut, we … Continue reading

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Ahab’s Wife, My Favorite Book

Ahab’s Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund had just been published.  The year was 1999.  A good friend’s husband was someone of import at the University of Louisville and it was during a university function that my friend … Continue reading

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Unbroken, An Unauthorized Review

My back hurts, my legs ache, and I have a slight headache.  It could be because I read for over 10 hours today, something I haven’t done since high school when I couldn’t find the Cliff Notes the weekend before … Continue reading

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