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Saving the Holidays: KidSpace to the Rescue!

Ah, the holidays. There are any versions of cherishing the holidays as there are families. They may watch (for the 27th time!) Ralphie’s quest for an air rifle in A Christmas Story or George’s redemption in It’s a Wonderful Life.  Never any shortage of baked goods around this time, either. If a tree is involved, out […]

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Book Review: The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields

First of all, I need to say that I am an Edith Wharton fan. She is probably my favorite author ever. So, stating that, I really, really loved this book, which is historical fiction about her life…and somewhat about her work. The novel is told from the point of view of both Wharton herself and […]

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

I love reading books set in faraway lands.  The second best thing to traveling is armchair traveling…and it’s sure cheaper!  So, if you, like me, are not finding yourself traveling to Italy this summer, travel along with Jess Walter and his fantastic book set in Italy, Los Angeles and Seattle.  Told in several different time […]

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Yellow Birds by Kenvin Powers vs. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

These two books have several things in common: ·         Narrators are unreliable. ·         The main characters are psychopaths or behave like psychopaths under their circumstances. ·         The main characters do not possess a moral compass. ·         There is no resolution of the conflict faced by the protagonists. ·         These two books were very difficult for […]

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

From: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2013-Fiction For distinguished fiction by an American author:  Awarded to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.   Finalists: Also nominated as finalists in this […]

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