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Hey, it's almost June! That means it's BEA TIME!

In two days, I will be in New York City at BookExpo America, basically one of my favorite things to do. Again, I’ll be going it alone–but with shoulder surgery coming up, I’ve been allowed the use of a rolling bag, so that’s a figurative and literal weight off my shoulders. 511 more words

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2001's goals, revisited

I was looking for a specific review and came upon a post with a list of everything I wanted to read in 2011.  I thought I’d copy the list and do some (one hopes significant amount of) strikethroughs. 507 more words

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2014 Wrap-Up

Given that tomorrow I am cleaning and getting ready for a board game shindig I’m hosting, I probably will finish the book I’m reading today and that will be it for the year.  1,178 more words

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Four Children's Books that Defined My Relationship with School

Once upon a time, I was The Smart Kid.  I have a good memory and, since regurgitation is a huge part of school success, I was good at school.  1,830 more words

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Book Club Personalities II

“I think you might be too literary for this book club,” someone once said to me.

When I related this rather hurtful statement to a member of a different book club, she told me, “There are two kinds of book clubs.  239 more words

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Book Club Personalities

Lots of things going on here in Alanaland.  For one thing, my laptop, broken in odd little ways for a long time now, has gone even broke-ier, and I’m working on that, but it’s meant that I’ve been writing a lot less often than I’ve meant to.  1,031 more words

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Progress: 2/3 yearly book goals attained! ...So what?

Every year I set book goals for myself, and every year I stress myself out to reach them, and then feel terrible both while achieving them and not achieving them–doesn’t matter whether I’m ahead or behind–and after the fact if I don’t achieve them.  1,619 more words

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