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my favorite place on Earth :: Prince Edward Island

Just back from PEI. I can never get enough. My family has been summering here for over 50 years. 35 more words


Susan Reads: Best of the Best Challenge (21)

I finally made it to the end of the 2014 Best of the Very Best Challenge (and, actually, I just made it under the wire, within the month of June, just like I was shooting for, even though this post isn’t coming until the beginning of July). 1,052 more words

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Playbook: A Tiny Library from Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard has a new “tiny” library ! There are how-to-play books, each one a handy beginner’s guide to playing ukulele, guitar, keyboard or… 120 more words

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Developers and Creatives: Staff Picks

This week, we recognize our favorite developers and creatives. These Staff Picks tackle new ideas in unconventional and exciting ways. They utilize their Backstories and… 178 more words


Review: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan

I was familiar in a vague sort of way with Oak Ridge, Tennessee but this book lays out the history of that community, which was established in 1942 but did not appear on any maps until seven years later. 201 more words

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Review: Missing You, by Harlan Coben

I was familiar with Coben as a popular author but hadn’t read any books by him. In this one New York City Police Detective Kat Donovan had a friend who gives her a subscription to an Internet dating site. 99 more words

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Review: Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan

This is Jordan’s first novel and winner of the 2006 Bellweather Prize for socially engaged fiction. The prize was established in 2000 by novelist Barbara Kingsolver and is funded by her. 133 more words

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