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The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

“Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright Singing’ don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing they gonna be alright …” Sorry for the delay in posting. Read below for the promised Sunday post! The first night back was really tough.  I was spoiled by the sounds of the waves lulling… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

Bibliophile · books · childhood · From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler · kryptonite · reading · summer · The Alchemist

“When I was your age, television was called books”

Recently, I was speaking to someone about books/book clubs.  The conversation took us both back to our childhoods.  We compared notes about participating in our local library’s summer reading program.  The genres I devoured in my childhood have since expanded. A typical summer reading list then would include:  The Babysitters Club,Sweet Valley High, andThe Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys… Continue reading “When I was your age, television was called books”

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The House on Mango Street

I love to read.  I consume books for breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack.  Although I’ve embraced technology with an e-reader, I still purchase books from bookstores.  I know, it’s such a novel concept!  I love holding an actual book in my hands.  The touch, feeling, and smell of a book is just something else.  As cliché as it sounds, books take… Continue reading The House on Mango Street

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Weakness.  Butterflies.  Excitement.  Nostalgia.     Books evoke many of these feelings in me and so, are my kryptonite.  I love reading.  Call me a nerd if you like, I don’t mind.  I’ve always enjoyed reading.  I have a running list of books that I need to read, which I can’t get to fast enough.… Continue reading #kryptonite