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“Brain Groove” Books

Over my winter break I re-read Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, a childhood favorite–starting on Midwinter Eve, as the book does, and finishing January 2nd. I was prompted by a Twitter readalong hosted by the writer Robert Macfarlane, though I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Year in Reading, 2017

I started this year reading Serious Non-Fiction for This Political Era (most of which I’ve forgotten) and binge-listening to Agatha Christie. And in many years that was the kind of year it was: outrage and escapism. But in the second … Continue reading

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Year in Reading: Annus Not-So Horribilus

Someone tweeted that the problem with year-in-review posts is that you have to look back on 2016. Yeah. This was a hard year for me personally, and a hard and scary one in the world generally–which is usually true, of … Continue reading

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Playing Favorites: Maud Hart Lovelace and More

We get the Sunday New York Times delivered, and the first thing I turn to is the Book Review. This week’s features “Growing Up Together,” a lovely homage to Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books by pediatrician and novelist Perri Klass. … Continue reading

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Playing Favorites: Marriage of Convenience

Last week I was tired, cranky, and looking for a cheer-up read. There are three things that usually work for me in these moods: an old favorite, something short and hot, or a traditional Regency romance. I went for the … Continue reading

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