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Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold (Book Review 3)

“Where another fellow would fall into a footbath of action or emotion, you fall into a mine. Where any other fellow would be a painted butterfly, you are a fiery dragon. 685 more words

Charles DIckens

Frank Newell Libby and two friends

I could find much information about Frank Newell Libby, thanks to his name and birthdate affixed to the back of this 1/6th plate tintype. 409 more words


The Standard Report, Part 2

Last month, I gushed about finding The Standard Designer June 1896 periodical while antiquing with Sra. M. First, I obviously, cannot do simple arithmetic when super excited. 91 more words


The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

I first saw The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place at Barnes & Noble over the holidays. I made a request at the library, and the book arrived. 466 more words

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Afternoon Tea: 7 Hobbit Meals in 7 Days (SXSW Video Challenge)

Tolkien started The Hobbit with a joke about High Tea versus Low Tea. If you ask me, no matter what it’s called, you can’t go wrong with a steaming mug of hot leaf water served alongside small, sugary carbohydrates. 147 more words