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Read Harder Challenge #4: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & Read Harder Challenge #5: We Say #NeverAgain

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Robert’s picks: French Film Festival

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
Posted in Film
Bonjour (or bonsoir, depending on what time of day you’re reading this)!   Time again for the French Film Festival, hosted by the Byrd Theatre as it has been for over […]
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New Beginnings, New Books

Posted about 3 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
Posted in Book Reviews, Children's | Tagged with ,
  (Photo credit to Nae Jean Petography, also known as yours truly, “Paws and enjoy the moment!”) Springtime is a time of renewal.  Some people do spring cleaning to start […]
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Women Writing Women (and girls)

Posted about 3 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
The world of writing can seem to be dominated by male authors and male lead characters. The trope of a woman (particularly a princess) needing to be saved by a […]
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Optimistic in March

Posted about 3 months ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Book Reviews
A customer at work once said to me “please tell me your name is Sparkle.  If it’s not Sparkle, it totally should be”.  I was a little taken aback, as […]
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Read Harder Challenge #3: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Posted about 3 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
For prompt #3 of the Read Harder Challenge, a book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018, I read Vincent and Theo: […]
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(Not) Nice Girls

Posted about 4 months ago by Meg Raymond
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Posted about 4 months ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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Dr Seuss Week is Feb 25th to March 2nd (his birthday)      First and foremost, Happy Birthday Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel! In his 87 years of life (1904-1991) he has […]
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Romance in Color

Posted about 4 months ago by Meg Raymond
Lupercalia was an ancient Roman feast celebrated to welcome Spring.  By the 6th century, the pagan (read racy) aspects of the celebration were downplayed, and the holiday became associated with […]
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Read Harder Challenge #2: Wolf by Wolf

Posted about 4 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
I just finished book #2 for Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. The prompt was an alternate history novel and I was originally planning on reading Dodger by Terry Pratchett, but […]
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