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My Year in Books

I’ve been using Goodreads to track my reading for years now. I look forward to the year end statistics report every December. It’s fun to see how the numbers stack up. I also like to quickly scan the book covers to … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Aristotle in my lunchbox

I’ve been slipping notes into my daughter’s lunchbox from almost her first day of preschool. I keep it as simple as possible — using a note from the Lunchbox Love series of notes or today’s cartoon from my 2016 Peanuts a … Continue reading

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Go Set a Footnote: Reading in the Age of the Smartphone

Goodreads tells me I first read To Kill a Mockingbird in 2007, the year my daughter was born. Not surprisingly, I don’t remember it. I don’t remember much from 2007 that didn’t have a picture taken of it. When all … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Doublecross by Jackson Pearce

The Doublecross (And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy) Jackson Pearce Bloomsbury USA Children’s (July 2015) Genre: Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) Twelve-year-old Hale Jordan has always wanted to grow up to be a superspy like his parents. But while … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Society for the Extermination of Ghosts and Dispelling of Haunted House Illusions

Originally posted on freaky folk tales:
Following my earlier post that discussed Charles Dove and his ghost-thwarting league of Edwardian gentlemen, I was delighted to stumble upon a marvellous case of transatlantic parallel evolution. Four years prior to the founding…

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The original Ghostbusters: The English Society for the Extermination of Ghosts (1908)

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In Edwardian London, if you had something strange in your neighbourhood then you would most likely call on the services of one Charles Dove. The establishment of the English Society for the Extermination of…

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Book Review: The Borrowers

The Borrowers By Mary Norton Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush Sandpiper, 2003 Age Range: 9 and up Several months ago, my husband and I were under the impression that The Five-Year-Old would enjoy seeing movies out in the world. … Continue reading

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Trade in those old books you don’t want for books you do want

Originally posted on Kate's Bookshelf:
A while ago someone directed me to this great place called BookMooch. And what is BookMooch you ask?  Well, my dear reader, let me tell you.  BookMooch is a place where you can list books you want to…

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More ICU Patients, Fewer ICU Beds

Sort of fun article out this month … Howell MD. Managing ICU throughput and understanding ICU census. Curr Opin Crit Care 2011 Dec;17(6):626-33. [Pubmed link] What to do with scarce ICU beds has always been a problem. It’s a real … Continue reading

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