What Are We Reading?

Marlene Being an aficionado of all things Victorian and also of murder mysteries, I am currently devouring Anne Perry’s book Callander Square which fits the bill perfectly! Having just recently discovered her, I decided to start at the beginning of her writings and go from there. Having read The Cater Street Hangman, I am now onto her next novel which is my current read. Her style of writing is engaging and her characters follow from book to book, so one gets to really become a part of their story. Audrey Just read Shoutin’ Into The Fog by Thomas Hanna Now …

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Independence Day Poem From The Shelves

I ~ If you lived at the time of the American Revolution N ~ Notable American women D ~ Digging to America E ~ Eight American poets P ~ Patriotic crafts E ~ Ethnic America N ~ New discoveries in American quilts D ~ Discovering great American artists E ~ Exploring North America N ~ National Parks C ~ Celebrate America E ~ Escaping to America D ~ Don’t know much about American history A ~ Absolutely American Y ~ You wouldn’t want to be an American colonist!

Philip Roth – A Poem From The Shelves

As many of you may know, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Philip Roth died recently. The following poem, in homage to him, uses only titles of some of his works. Reading myself and others Our Gang Everyman Deception Indignation Nemesis Shop talk The facts The plot against America American pastoral The great American novel The humbling The ghost writer Letting go Goodbye, Columbus Exit ghost  

An Alphabet of Maine Titles

A friend and I were talking the other day, and we wondered if it would be possible to create an alphabetical list of books containing Maine places. My list isn’t quite alphabetical, though the Maine places ARE in alphabetical order.  As you will notice, I did use poetic license with two letters – X and Z.  Please leave a comment if you have ideas for these two special letters! Summers at Castle AUBURN The BLUE HILL meadows CHELSEA Chelsea bang bang DALLAS Buyers Club EMBDEN town of yore FRIENDSHIP makes the heart grow fonder The GRAY man HOPE and tears …

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