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Reading Spaces

Where do you most like to read?  Do you read nonfiction in a different location or in a different position than you do fiction?   Where do you read magazines or catalogs, or the newspaper? I like to read in my window seat in the late afternoon, in my living room swing (although the

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Dick, Jane, and Puff(s)

I remember the first word I “read” on my own outside of school.  I was looking at a tissue box and exclaimed, ” Mom, it says PUFFS!” We didn’t live near the town library, but we did live within walking distance of our elementary school, where once a month the Book Mobile would

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover?

It’s common knowledge that  one should never judge a book by its cover.  However, I must admit that  I do — and probably even more often judge a book by its title.  The other day at the service desk  Brenda turned to me and said ” You should do a blog post

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Say WHAT?

I love my job!   What could be better for a book-loving extrovert than working at the service desk?  I not only get to hang out with all sorts of interesting people, but I get to help them find a good read or a new author! Part of my job is  to help people

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This is Not Your Father’s Bookmark

Why is it that when you need a bookmark in a hurry, the one your friend gave you or the one you just picked up at the library — or the beautiful one you made –  are nowhere to be found?    I got to thinking about this the other day when I found