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Feb 10
Just a Teaser

Just a Teaser

Last week was more than a bit disrupted for me, and for any number of other people affected by the ice storm in the mid-atlantic. We were out of power for a mere 48 hours while some of our friends just got service restored last night and at least one… Read more »

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Feb 03
This is the Week That Will Be

This is the Week That Will Be

I can’t believe it’s February already. I’m not sure how that happened. I did manage to read ten books in January, but given how quickly they pile up around here, I don’t think that even kept me at shelf stasis. Now we head into that worst of months, the one… Read more »

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Jan 27
ALA Awards and Weekly Event Listings

ALA Awards and Weekly Event Listings

This morning the American Library Association announced the winners of a slew of young people’s literary awards, including the Newberry, the Caldecott, the Printz, and the Alex, at it’s midwinter meeting here in Philadelphia (this gathering didn’t make last week’s listing of literary doings because it’s really a conference for… Read more »

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Jan 21

Reasons to Shovel Out After the Storm

This week’s update is coming to you on a snowy Tuesday. It’s so snowy that that the Free Library appearance of mensch of the month, Gary Shteyngart, has been cancelled, but they are promising to work on rescheduling. I apologize for being a bit late with the events calendar this… Read more »

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Jan 14
Flavia, So Good to See You Again!

Flavia, So Good to See You Again!

Each year since 2009 I’ve looked forward to spending a few hours in the company of one of my favorite people. Her adventurous spirit, her daring and her sheer self-taught genius as a chemist (not to mention a breadth of knowledge of music and books that easily puts me to… Read more »

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Jan 10
Catching Up and Starting Over

Catching Up and Starting Over

How did it get to be January 10, 2014 already? You’d think that by this point in my life I’d be prepared for how quickly time ends up in the rearview mirror as I speed forward, but sadly I seem to be incapable of learning this particular lesson. One thing… Read more »

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Sep 21
Writers writing about writers

Writers writing about writers

I have always found myself drawn to books about books. It is a natural consequence of being an avid, some would say addicted, reader. Books at the center of a crime? Books as a force to bring together disparate misfits? Books about magical books? Books about the publishing business? Books… Read more »

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