Tag Archives: Reading

Social Distancing #7: Books & the Bard

Yesterday, William Shakespeare would have been 456 years old. What an amazing publishing career he’s had:  plays continually performed in all languages, all over the world. The Shakespeare & Company theater company, based in Lenox, Massachusetts, posted this on its … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #6: Crafts & Passions

My sisters and I started texting today about our various crafts we’re engaged in while in isolation. We shared photos. So I thought I’d put it out on Facebook to see what others are up to. Of course there’s A … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Diary #2: Teatime

My husband is reading Erik Larson’s book, The Splendid and the Vile,about Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Often, when we’re reading something that engages or amuses us, we read passages to each other. Such was the case with … Continue reading

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Alexander Weinstein’s Universal Love

I recently took a long plane ride to visit grandchildren living in Israel and then had a few days in London on the way home. I had a chance to read Alexander Weinstein’s new collection of short stories, Universal Love. … Continue reading

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Scary Books & Scarecrows!

Looking for a few good horror stories to tingle your spine and keep you awake at night? I’ve read these three in quick succession. The Testament. Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. While I read the original book … Continue reading

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Three Books & A Movie

Some recent reads worth checking out: Joyce Carol Oates: The Falls I enjoyed this fast-paced novel. I’ve been reading and listening to a few of Oates’ books this summer.  She’s a pro at taking a current issue, in this case, … Continue reading

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Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins

The world of children’s literature lost a champion this week with the death of Lee Bennett Hopkins, poet and anthologist. I had the good fortune to meet and interview Hopkins when I was working as a graduate assistant to Dr. … Continue reading

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Book Festivals, Titles, & Politics

  Harriet the Spy. A Moveable Feast. Agatha Christie. What’s the connection? They’re book titles and authors listed below name tags at an afternoon garden party to launch the Milford (PA) Readers & Writers Festival. https://milfordreadersandwriters.com/ I didn’t read the … Continue reading

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Recent Reads: Non-fiction

I admit I’m a picky reader. I borrow lots of titles from my library, read a short bit, and if I’m not pulled in, back it goes. Sometimes that can lead to some lulls in my reading stash, and I’ll … Continue reading

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Books, Movies, Television, & A Play: Women

A theme seems to have emerged from my reading and watching these days: Women. As leaders, as in the films Mary, Queen of Scots and On the Basis of Sex; and television series, Madame Secretary. Repressed women, as in the … Continue reading

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