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(Actual Book) Book Blogging Into the Brave New Year

“Books are a uniquely portable magic,” the author Stephen King has said. He probably said it before…

Some Year-End Titles From A Year Made For Reading Books

You have to love used books. I mean, you really HAVE to, if you buy  and read…

Turning Those “Autumn Leaves”: Fall 2020 Reading

The great standard, “Autumn Leaves”, referencd in the headline has a strange, cool history. It was French…

JFK, FDR, SCOTUS and Other Great Reads From September

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” is often attributed to Frederick Douglass. Whoever…

Books From One Strange August…

“In books we never find anything but ourselves. Strangely enough, that always gives us great pleasure, and…

In The Good Ol’ Summertime (Reading)

A good friend is for all seasons, but there’s something about relaxing with old friends and familiar…

War, Terrorism, Rights and Rule of Law in June’s Reading List

We’re going to remember 2020 for a lot of different reasons. We don’t even know all of…

Here’s My May Reading–Let Me Know What You Were Into

They continue to say reading for pleasure—everything from physical paper books to Kindle—has taken off in the…

The Books I Stayed Home With In April

Depending on how things are going for you, you may have more, less, or the same amount…

Jack’s Books: Catching Up on February and March

Like an idiot, I forgot to keep updating this blog, even as all the available evidence says…



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