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Is Huck Finn A Good Role Model For Children?

Before The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was “revised” to replace the n-word with “slave,” my husband purchased a paperback copy. I’d read the book when I was around 12, and in my quest to read 100 classics, I am re-reading several … Continue reading

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Stabs at Happiness Book Release Event

Last night my husband and I headed in to downtown Portland for a book release event at the Jack London Bar. The featured book was Portland-based author Todd Grimson’s newly-released collection of short stories Stabs at Happiness: 13 Stories. Todd Grimson was … Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

I’ve been reading and reviewing a lot of new release books lately, but I also haven’t forgot about my 100 books challenge. Yesterday I finished Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel For Whom The Bell Tolls. Set amidst the Spanish Civil War, … Continue reading

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Salmon with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce + Snow

I have a mild obsession with the country of Turkey. It must be something about the East-meets-West culture, and its millennia of history. Someday I hope to visit, but for now I have to settle for exploring it in books. … Continue reading

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The Almost Moon Virtual Book Discussion

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. Published in 2007. Synopsis: While caring for her aging mother, Helen Knightly impulsively decides to smother her to death. The novel is played out over the next 24 hours following the murder, while at … Continue reading

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