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An Unkindness of Magicians

People always talk like winter is the time to stay in and read, perhaps next to a crackling fire while sipping mulled wind. Which is nice and all, but to me summer is prime reading season. When it’s too hot … Continue reading

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Hat Struck

Remember The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler where they run away to the Met? I love that book and might have scoped out sleeping spots at various museums. You know, just in case. The only thing better … Continue reading

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

You know what’s good reading on a fall evening? A nice old-timey murder mystery. An isolated country house, suspicious characters, family secrets. Pass my magnifying glass, please. Also, time travel is pretty cool. So The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn … Continue reading

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Meanwhile….

I must be a slow learner because I always think vacation will mean so much knitting and reading and yet I’m always wrong. There’s too much else to do! Why do I keep wasting suitcase room on books and yarn? … Continue reading

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The Madman’s Daughter

Lately I’ve been somewhat distracted from my usual knitting/reading/tea routine what with how the world seems to be full of portents of the apocalypse. All these hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires and Donald Trump have me thinking I should probably give … Continue reading

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Kiki Strike

I’ve been in something of a reading slump lately, looking out the window on the bus instead of reading. (Alas, my commute is still not especially scenic.) Obvious solution is kids’ books! Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City is so … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Remember crazy roommate days? I had so many crazy roommate times! (Why are roommates always so crazy? Do sane people just always live alone or something?) And I would so often find myself rolling my eyes and saying “I just live here.” Did … Continue reading

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