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A Life on Ice: Fredrik Backman’s Beartown

Fredrik Backman’s book Beartown is not just a book about hockey, about life on the ice. It’s about friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and a community torn apart by a game.

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Sometimes I Just Want Charming

Sometimes I don’t want a deep and meaty book. I just want a book that is charming, well written, and lovely.

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Mystery Lovers’ Nirvana

When you read, and listen to, and watch three great mysteries in the same week, that’s called Mystery Lovers’ Nirvana.

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Small Pleasures

Being read to is one of life’s small pleasures. And shouldn’t be abandoned just because we’re not children anymore.

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Shhh. The Lady Is Reading.

I was in a reading drought for a while. But lately it’s been raining wonderful books.

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When Winter Gets Nasty, It’s Time To Hunker Down, With a Book

When winter gets nasty it’s time to hunker down with a good book. Here’s some of my winter reading.

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Mystery Lovers Anonymous

I’m thinking of starting a club for lovers of mystery novels. For those who are addicted to murder and mayhem. We’ll call it Mystery Lovers Anonymous, okay?

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Teaching Empathy in the Age of Trolling and Scrolling

Apparently it’s possible to teach empathy. That’s good news in my books

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When the Skies of November Turn Gloomy

I’m reading lots of great books this gloomy November. Curling up with a good book and a cup of tea is just the ticket to get through November.

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Much Ado About Very Little

We leave for our Italy trip soon. We’re packed and ready to go. Just twiddling our thumbs, now. And trying to not get too excited too soon.

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