Bookish in the Mitten

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

When I was hiking in one of our beautiful county parks today (cloudy and damp, about 55 degrees – perfect weather for a hike in my opinion) I was accompanied by a bluebird. One of these beauties flew ahead of me for about the length of a football field. It waited on one branch until …

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I promised a surprise today for my fellow natives of Saginaw, Michigan.  Poet Theodore Roethke is that surprise; not only was he born in Saginaw, he is an alumnus of Arthur Hill High School, my alma mater and that of my mother, siblings, and husband.  He graduated from the University of Michigan, and later taught …

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