Category Archives: book talk

BOOK-SHAMING

Have you ever been ashamed of a book you are reading? In an ideal world, we would not care what others may think of our book choices. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t judge others by what they are reading. … Continue reading

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WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

In January, Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air, was published posthumously. There are many favorable reviews of this chronicle (here’s one from the New York Times) of his illness and impending death, but that isn’t what I want to … Continue reading

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BOOKS AS COMFORT FOOD

In times of stress, some people turn to comfort food; I turn to books. Books don’t have any calories and they give us comfort food for thought. This weekend, in the aftermath of Friday night’s horror in Paris, BuzzFeed Books’ … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2015

Memorial Day signals the start of summer for many of us.  As soon as school is out, vacation season begins…and that means ROAD TRIPS!  In preparation for your journey, here are some recommendations for stories of road trips: On the Road, … Continue reading

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WHY GOODREADS IS GOOD FOR ALL

This week I was looking for a few “good reads” for six-year-olds and spent a lot of time perusing Goodreads. It’s a terrific website and I recommend it to anyone who loves books. I first became acquainted with the site … Continue reading

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WRITERS AT OUR SISTER’S SCHOOL

  Our Sister’s School invited me back this year to talk to a group of young writers about the art and craft of writing fiction. These young women voluntarily stay after school in order to learn more about writing–and they … Continue reading

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TABER BOOK TALK TONIGHT

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate and the writing process will be the subject of tonight’s Taber Library Author Talk. Please join us. 6:30 pm Elizabeth Taber Library 8 Spring Street, Marion, MA

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