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“Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.”

I’m not sure if I can even tell the difference between pointless nostalgia and meaningful nostalgia anymore. A conversation with my husband last night led me to listening to They Might Be Giants’ 1990 album Flood while I was working … Continue reading

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"I fit in fine back where I belong…" or Up Country

Originally posted on Are You There Youth? It's Me, Nikki:
Can we start off talking about this cover art? Poor Carl is sitting there, in the snow, all alone. He does have that magnificent head of hair. Did I…

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Books Read 2016

2016 blew. But I managed to read fifty-one books. I read a lot of good things, but very few things that absolutely blew me away. On the other hand, I only read one book that I absolutely loathed, so that’s … Continue reading

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“Remember your pioneer ancestors,” Or, A Girl from Yamhill

In Beverly Cleary’s first memoir, she covers her life as a child growing up, first in the rural farming town of Yamhill, Oregon, and later in Portland. I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a long time, and … Continue reading

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This little shit came along…or Check, Please!

I kind of lied in my last post. I said I read 50 books in 2015, and while that’s true, I didn’t count reading this delightful webcomic called Check, Please. I actually spent quite a bit of time reading (and … Continue reading

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Books read 2015

I haven’t been a great blogger this year, and I don’t see that improving anytime in the near future. Still, I managed 50 books this year, which was nice. Actually more than 50, I wasn’t very good about keeping track … Continue reading

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Obligatory Banned Books Week post

Originally posted on Are You There Youth? It's Me, Nikki:
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we’re in the middle of Banned Books Week.  I usually do a lot more for BBW, but life got in…

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