• Review: Anxious People (Fredrik Backman)

    September 8, 2021

    “That’s the power of literature, you know, it can act like little love letters between two people who can only explain their feelings by pointing at other people’s.” Anxious People (Fredrik Backman)

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  • 2021 May Reads

    June 17, 2021

    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the…

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  • 2021 April Reads

    May 11, 2021

    “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

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  • AD: Diversifying My Children’s Bookshelves

    March 8, 2021

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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  • 2021 January Reads

    February 23, 2021

    “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ― Four Quartets (T.S. Eliot)

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  • Review: Beartown (Fredrik Backman)

    January 29, 2021

    “If you are honest, people may deceive you. Be honest anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfishness. Be kind anyway. All the good you do today will be forgotten by others…

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  • Review: A Promised Land (Barack Obama)

    December 11, 2020

    “To be known. To be heard. To have one’s unique identity recognized and seen as worthy. It was a universal human desire, I thought, as true for nations and peoples as it was for individuals.”…

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  • Review: The Road Trip (Beth O’Leary)*

    December 8, 2020

    “The fields are sun-kissed and yellow-bright on either side of the road. It’s the sort of day that tastes of crushed ice and suntan lotion, ripe strawberries, the sweet head rush of too many gin…

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