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Mar.06.2014
Hello bookish friends! I'm back at it with another guest blogger in the wings (probably sometime next month), and a wild idea. I'm thinking of doing a '30 Books in 30 Days' set of tea and book pairings. It's a bit ambitious, I know, but this blog keeps growing. If you know of any publishing company...
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Feb.26.2014
Hello, and thank you for having me. As everyone reading this blog knows, literature and tea are brilliant.  So I’ve chosen for my guest slot here to talk about Douglas Adams. Douglas Adams – as if you didn’t know – wrote the wonderful Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (or H2G2).  If you...
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Feb.24.2014
Hello all, We're still a day or two away from our guest post by British booklover Peter McDonald, so to whet your appetites for book talk, I'm going to gab briefly about Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. Let's get the obvious out of the way. Yes, it's full of drugs. Yes, it's arguably rather a short...
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Feb.13.2014
Dramatic title, I know, but it's true. Sometimes you'll be walking down the street, or prepping to send an email, or simply half-frozen into the dark shell of your home or apartment, neither awake nor dead, but numb in a soul-deep, casual sort of way that can be even more difficult to bear than...
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Feb.10.2014
Greetings book lovers! This is a short post with a list of love story books in this link. You may not agree that they're all good love stories, but a few of them are bound to make good 'book boyfriends and girlfriends.'  Best,   A. Vose P.S. Should get that guest blog post up sometime in...
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Feb.09.2014
Hello, friends! I've finally managed to secure a guest blogger for February. He usually blogs on pop culture, so it will be fun to watch him do books here with us.  You can preview his content at: bettersaidthandead and he will be doing a post here with us later on.  That's all for...
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Jan.20.2014
I promised last year that I'd start doing some kind of Battle Royal with authors this year. I haven't quite determined the best format for the blood bath, but in the meantime I found a bit of author versus author catiness online.  Hope you enjoy the burn ward: To whet the blood-lust, here are...
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Jan.10.2014
A quick review of the archive reveals that I haven't done a post on re-reading, although it is a subject I am passionate about, a feeling that other people have about clothes, sex, and celebrity babies.  So what is a re-reader?  It's someone who revisits the same book or books every year...
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Dec.31.2013
Hello all, You're probably not reading this when I post it, as it's New Year's Eve. That's OK. Maybe you're reading it through the ungodly blur of a hangover. Maybe it's days later, you've decided 2014 is your year of book and blog reading. Whatever the case, I've just finished Bright Lights Big...
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Dec.16.2013
In all fairness, I have not checked out all of these extensively. I've given them a tasting, like you might a full-bodied bordeaux (just before we perform the daily travesty of spitting it out), but I'm excited to get to know them better while I'm performing the smaller, less intellectual bits of...
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Dec.09.2013
I made a lot of claims in my last post about letting you know what was upcoming for the blog, and instead spent the whole time talking books (well, that is rather the point, isn't it?). So catch up quick on the last post, and then realize this is only a preview.  Before the end of the year and...
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Dec.09.2013
Hello, hello again, you! Looking good from across the internets. I've been doing a bit more reading than usual, and I've a few announcements. So today will be a long post with a bit of everything, and possibly some pleasing beverage or book recommendations somewhere therein. First up: The Circle by...
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Dec.01.2013
Short post, long opportunity to look at beautiful libraries.
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Nov.19.2013
Hello friends!  I'm just finishing up The Circle and Paris Review Interviews III, so we can have some fun together with books and tea (or cocoa, or cocktail!) pairings later. For today, I wanted to reach out to you, lovely readers. I know you're out there, because you've been doubling in...
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Oct.30.2013
At last, I've heard back from Nathan Ballingrud, short story writer and author of "North American Lake Monsters." He's written a marvelous book and excellent Halloween read. Please check it out after you read the interview.    P.S. Some mild spoilers in this interview!   How did you...
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