Book Review
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Have some free time but nothing to read? We recently asked the fine folks at the Portsmouth Free Public Library for some book recommendations. Here’s what they came up with — all … more
Colder weather brought indoor reading again. It’s not the same as reading outdoors overlooking the garden, but it has its own charms. Now, I curl up (usually with a cat on my lap) with a cup of … more
NOTE: This review dates from September, but wasn’t posted online until January. It’s been a while since my last book review because I decided to spend the summer reading all the books … more
Summer brings more reading time as the days grow longer (and warmer finally). Here are some ideas for your summer reading list.“The Women in the Castle” (2017) by Jessica Shattuck is … more
Spring is here on the calendar (May 2); but, not on the ground yet. I received some plants in the mail weeks ago with a note saying it’s the perfect time to plant them. Tell that to the … more
Despite being relatively mild, the winter seems to be dragging on. Probably a combination of so many gray days and the teasing warmer days recently — even though there’s as much as a … more
The holidays slowed down my reading a bit; but, there were some gems in my fall choices. I share them here. I have some massive filing and organizing to do in my genealogy research. However, there … more
Fall has arrived and the days grow shorter. Reading will soon move indoors for the winter. But, there are still some wonderful afternoons to sit outside and catch the last warm, sunny days. … more
You would think winter would be the peak reading season; but, I seem to fly through books during the summer months. Maybe it’s the long days. Once the garden has been weeded, the grass cut and … more
I was looking for some fun books and, with summer coming quickly, these are just the thing to take to the beach, the lake or the backyard.“The Summer Before the War: A Novel” (2016) by … more
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