Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy New Year

  Happy New Year! Wow. 2015 came fast! Here’s to a happy and healthy new year with plenty of good reading ahead for us all!   “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” ― Charles Lamb “The object of a … Continue reading

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“Heap on more wood! – the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.” ― Walter Scott “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!  As we break for the holiday, I wish you a lovely Christmas, and plenty of time to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot … Continue reading

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Reading Room

Love this room! “For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that … Continue reading

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Guest Review

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager. Once upon a time, there was Nathan Hale. An aspiring spy, he was caught and executed by the British, leaving us with … Continue reading

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The Midwife of Hope River

You might get a load of firewood in payment, or you might get a chicken, or, you may not get paid at all. But, it won’t bother you because most of the rural Appalachia mining community is out of work, … Continue reading

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Winter Reading

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell “I wonder if the snow loves … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Midwife

“The Reluctant Midwife” by Patricia Harman, is a sequel to “The Midwife of Hope River” (which I have not yet read, but that did not affect my reading of this book). Becky Myers is now taking care of Isaac Blum, … Continue reading

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