Books for Halloween

Books for Halloween

     It’s Halloween, so it’s time for a Halloween reading list. The problem is, I don’t like scary books, I don’t do horror, and I don’t care for gore.  But there are still some wonderful non-scary books well-suited for Halloween reading.  Here then are some of my favorites for a… Read more »

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Recommended: WG on reforming education

I highly recommend WG’s recent post, “Dysfunctional Middle Schools.”  WG is a former teacher and co-founder of The Interlocking Curriculum, a Quaker school in the late 1970s.  When he talks about how to establish a culture of respect in schools, he speaks from his own experience.  The IC did indeed… Read more »

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“I do love knitting patterns.” — Albus Dumbledore

“I do love knitting patterns.” — Albus Dumbledore

Knitting is taking over my life. I tend to go on reading jags.  For several weeks, or even months, I find myself focusing almost exclusively on a single genre: fantasy/SF, mystery, children’s/YA, historical romance.  Then suddenly (and unpredictably) I feel surfeited, and I switch to another genre.* Recently, I’ve been… Read more »

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Recommended: Adin’s “Valuing E:Books”

Rich Adin has an interesting post about e-book pricing over on The Digital Reader blog.  In “Valuing E-books: Is It a Sensory Problem?”, he compares e-books to things like Starbucks coffee and movies, which we are willing to pay premium prices for, and wonders why the same isn’t true of… Read more »

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Homer’s Odyssey, by Gwen Cooper

Homer’s Odyssey, by Gwen Cooper

Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper Published by Delacorte Press on August 25, 2009 Genres: Memoir Format: Hardcover Source: the library Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | Audible Goodreads Once in nine lives, something extraordinary happens… The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already… June 25, 2010 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★

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Knitspeak by Andrea Berman Price

Knitspeak by Andrea Berman Price

Knitspeak by Andrea Berman Price Published by Harry N. Abrams on September 1, 2007 Genres: Crafts Pages: 224 Format: Hardcover Source: the author Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Goodreads This handy guide unravels the mysteries of terms, symbols, and abbreviations to make pattern reading easy for knitters of all… June 14, 2010 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★★

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Dipping a Toe in the e-Book Pond

Dipping a Toe in the e-Book Pond

Well, I finally broke down and bought an eReader. I’ve done a lot of research and a lot of thinking about e-books since the Kindle first came out. I still have reservations, particularly about the cost and ephemeral nature of e-books, but I decided it was time to get my… Read more »

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Support Your Local Library

Support Your Local Library

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Libraries experience two things in an economic downturn: a reduction in funding and an increase in the number of patrons. The current recession is no exception. Libraries across the country are seeing more people come through their doors at the same time that they are… Read more »

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Holmes as cross-dresser?

Holmes as cross-dresser?

Ms. Holmes of Baker Street by Alan C. Bradley, William A. S. Sarjeant Published by Wessex Press on December 31, 1989 Genres: Nonfiction Pages: 260 Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads You’ve seen me as an old lady, Watson. I was never more convincing… —Sherlock Holmes, The Mazarin Stone Sherlock… Read more »

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