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01 Jun Quietly

Good morning. The rest of the house is still asleep. I quietly crept to the kitchen to pour some coffee and then snuck back under the covers. This is my heaven. I love the quiet, the time to contemplate while sipping from a warm mug....

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31 May Magic

It's not about having the time to read, it's about finding the spare minutes that reading will fit into. As I write this I am waiting for my younger son's basketball game to begin. During last night's tournament I was able to finish a...

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30 May Collect

I am a book collector. This isn't a secret. Within my collection there are a few authors that I collect more specifically. The four I can name off the top of my head are Philip Roth, Stephen King, Daphne duMaurier, and Agatha Christie. ...

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29 May Stacked

Daily debris clutters my kitchen counters. If I don't deal with it everyday, my counters would be taken over by ripped open mail, random tools, cereal boxes left out, electronic devices, and just about anything else that a household uses, discards, but doesn't fully clean...

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28 May Life Stories

Self-help is a genre that I almost always, without question, completely avoid. Upon seeing a self-help section I usually am rolling my eyes as I quickly pass it by. It's not that I think that professionals and other experts have nothing profound to say. My...

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25 May Fierce

Books are treasures. Blah, blah, blah. Scratch that. Books are fierce. They transport, transform, and let you trespass across any border you choose.  Books have become banned and have been burned.  Their words have the power to destroy, create, exploit, mesmerize, and above all, allow us...

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21 May Travel

Clinging to the coattails of my last post I started thinking more about reading versus real life. I think it would be presumptuous to assume that myself or anyone chooses reading over real life experiences. So let me clarify a little. First, and most obvious,...

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19 May Mood

My taste in books is eclectic. What I read next does not follow rhyme or reason, with one exception. I am part of a book club and I do always attempt to read the current month's selection. Other than that, my reading is all of...

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