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Book 28

Swamplandia by Karen Russell. This is one of those books that I checked out of the library because I heard about it three times in a week in three different places… I think it was two podcasts and one article … Continue reading

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Book 21

Half Magic by Edward Eager. Another kid’s book.  This one had such a strong premise: Kids find a magic trinket.  The trinket grants wishes, but it only grants your wish halfway.  So they have to first (1) figure out that … Continue reading

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Book 20

Well, if nothing else, it’s looking good for hitting 52 books during my sabbatical.  Though I should probably be aiming for something more like 65 in order to average a book a week, since I get summers on both ends … Continue reading

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Book-a-week, week 16

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. Yeah, another “Bones” book.  I have decided I actually really like these books, with one caveat… but I think the thing I don’t like about the “Bones” books is the same thing I don’t … Continue reading

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‘Opihi

In my very first post, I set out a list of goals for my sabbatical, including: Get a second dog so my girl has a buddy. Well, let me introduce ‘Opihi, the newest member of our household.  (She’s the one on … Continue reading

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Book-a-week, week 7

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. Yep, back to that stuff. Why? Self-loathing, maybe?  Because I’m a completionist?  I don’t know.  Whatever.  Quick, fun read.  Actually might be the best of the Sookie books so far, or maybe I’m just … Continue reading

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An actual vacation

  I just got back from 10 days in the Bay Area.  I was going to start out by saying that I don’t remember the last time I took a vacation that wasn’t tied somehow to conference travel, but yes … Continue reading

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