Category Archives: Books and Reading

WWW Wednesday 12-10-2014

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…   • What are you currently reading? The Clovis Incident, by Pari Noskin. Who can resist a murder mystery set in New Mexico, involving talking cats and aliens? Well, I … Continue reading

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Mary Coyle Chase

There is no perfect age to commence being a lover of books. It’s great whenever it happens. I think I can generalize about early book lovers in saying that the experience is so very intense. Here’s a test. Assuming you … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 12-3-2014

BVC members have picked up this meme from shouldbereading: To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Nov 26, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   • What are you currently reading? Currently a little more than halfway through Jacey Bedford’s debut space opera, Empire of Dust. I am a sucker for psi in novels when used in an … Continue reading

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Art, Imagination, and Freedom

When I clicked over to watch the video of Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech (it’s only six minutes; like all her work, it is elegantly concise) I was glad to discover that nearly sixty thousand people had been there … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Nov 19, 2014

the wanderer

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Nov 12, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? At Worldcon this year my friend Elise gave me a book she’d somehow bought two copies of: … Continue reading

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PEN International’s Global Campaign
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This week, I’m passing along an article from the Bahá’í World News Service about the efforts of PEN International to defend persecuted writers the world over. I include a link to the original posting of the story interested readers can … Continue reading

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Harriet, fifty years a spy

While I was traveling in the US Northeast last month, a friend took me to the Eric Carle Museum, where they had on display all the illustrations that Louise Fitzhugh had done for Harriet the Spy, published in 1964, fifty … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday – Nov 5, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   • What are you currently reading? Stung, by Pari Noskin. Of course I would instantly be hooked by the prospect of a psychic grandma and her counter-culture granddaughter, especially as her psychic ability … Continue reading

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