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Japanese Haiku

I have begun the difficult task of thinning out my personal library and acknowledging that piles and piles of books on the floor must find their way to a bookcase. In the process, I have re-discovered some gems that have been squirreled away. Little Pictures of Japan by Olive Beaupre Miller, illustrated by Katharine Sturges … Continue reading

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Book Review: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, published in 1975. Quite honestly, I prefer reading children’s books to modern fiction. They never drag on and on with excessive description. They get right to the point. The authors know they have to catch you right off. In Tuck Everlasting, 10 year old Winnie discovers a secret … Continue reading

Oy Vey, Ove!

                                                              A BOOK REVIEW I have just finished reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a wildly popular novel that everyone but me loves. It was sweet and heart-warming and obviously made for the movies. But why did the writer pick a name no one can pronounce?   Hint: it does not rhyme with oy … Continue reading

Lost Books:  Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

Lost Books: Fall in Love With This Forgotten Children’s Book

                                                                           Buttons in the Back by Elizabeth Kirtland As an eclectic reader and a book dealer I have occasionally stumbled upon a remarkable “find,”  a book I have never seen or heard of before that is simply wonderful.  Such a book is this children’s story that is perfect for reading out loud and will … Continue reading