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Do Not Tumbletry

Bought a set of socks from Amazon before the holiday season. They were marketed under the brand name of Lovely Annie’s, which I thought was a delightful name. Strange thing, though. While I was searching for warm, knee-high socks to buy, I kept running across what appeared to be photos of the same set of socks (sometimes with 4 pair, sometimes with 5) with different brand names. I mean, these photos were identical, not just…

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Reading: 84K by Claire North

On a lark, I picked up a book at the library recently. I wasn’t really looking for fiction to read because I have a stack of nonfiction by the bed to get through and I’ve read quite a bit of fiction in the past year. But, after reading the cover and opening description of 84K by Claire North, I realized a dystopian novel was just what I needed. If you want a book that describes…

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Rereading: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Major SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven’t read this book and want to, do NOT read this post!!! You have been warned. 🙂 My year of rereading continues, although I am losing steam for the project. There are simply too many other books calling me to read them. Also, there’s this book …. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. I am so heartsick by the ending of this book that I’m wondering what made…

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Reading: The Secret Lives of Color

Dear gosh and dear golly! I’ve changed my blog theme (appearance) again! The last one wasn’t up long, only since the end of April 2018, but I wasn’t in love with it. I was really in love with my last theme (the one with the pink & green leaves at the top and the black background), but it was no longer being updated, so I was forced to find something new. I searched high and…

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