…was The New Kid On the Block, a collection of poems by Jack Prelutsky and drawings by James Stevenson. You need to have an iron rear to sit upon a cactus, or otherwise, at least a year of very painful practice. Classic. Does anyone else remember Bleezer’s Ice Cream? Or I’ve Got an Incredible Headache […]

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know what I just finished reading. This puppy: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg “Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s […]

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I am thrilled to announce a new feature here on – the Virtual Book Club. Wohoo! Last summer I had the pleasure of getting to know one of my neighbors; the lovely Alison Cady. We had never really sat down and talked before. There was a block party, adult beverages were involved, we realized […]


The lounge always smelled kinda funny. It wasn’t rank or mildewy, it just filled your nose with the smell of linoleum tile and industrial cleaner upon entering, and bothered you just enough to notice but not enough to keep you out. Very few students ever used the lounge, which was in the basement, directly below […]


2012! Phew. It was a fun year in books. There are 52 books listed on my 2012 reading list. 44 of those I read cover to cover, 8 of them I just skimmed. 51 of those were fully published books, only 1 was a self-published ebook. I read the most in January – 9 books […]

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I’ve been soaking in the non-fiction lately. This week, a break. I’m jumping into London Is The Best City In America by Laura Dave. Girly reads! I’m excited. If you’re looking for a relaxing read for the week/month/season, join me. Dave has three titles to choose from. I was going through a few of my […]

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This is such an interesting (and geeky!) way of viewing an election map; based on right- or left-leaning book sales. Check it out: Amazon Election Heat Map 2012 Click on the link to view more details, and while you’re there (and scratching your head over what this map means), scroll down to peek at the […]

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