Bookish in the Mitten

Book reviews, book recommendations, book talk, and a little knitting

Let’s tell stories. Children, read to your parents. Parents, read to your children and to each other.  Friends, siblings, take turns reading as the rest of you listen. With book in hand, (or eBook on phone or tablet or laptop), gather under a tree, around a campfire or at the kitchen table – such stories …

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I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it hard to focus on anything for long stretches right now. I don’t need to be reading epic novels. I need short reads – light and humorous.  The fantasy and sci fi into which I escaped in the past now hit a little too close to home.  …

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We could use a little distraction right now. Here are some older titles to revisit, whether at the beach or in your living room; each is engrossing enough to pull you into the story for a while but not so deep you have to work at it. Download one today from an indie bookseller (see …

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I mentioned elsewhere that I would pop the occasional knitting post in this blog. I have been working on the Hitchhiker (below) while listening to Healer by Carol Wiley Cassella, as narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan. I’m nearly done with the book but thought I would mention a little about it now. Physician Clare lives in …

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