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The rereads are the best reads. I have dozens of books on my shelf I'm looking forward to rereading again. Dunnett, Sayers ...
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'Sister' has garnered lots of praise. I've got it on my list
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I've gone down the rows looking at every book in an alphabetical way. Most I don't read though. Not enough time. Maybe I'm a slow reader ...?
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One of the things I look forward to in any upcoming month is looking down my shelves of TBR and picking out the next books I'll read. I am RICH in TBR books.
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I had kinda vaguely heard that before and forgotten it. I will have to track down Candace Proctor, obviously.
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There's something beautiful and determined and wholly human about reading through the library A to Z. It's like some kinda high crusade. Mythic stuff. One's life is so shaped by the kids. There are books of mine I will never think of without remembering the hard gym floor, the cold concrete wall at my back, and a class of kiddie karate jumping and yelling in front of me.
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Now I want to go reread Tyler -- another writer I liked and then haven't picked up for a while. Soon .... (jo pokes the muddy, quiescent WIP) Soon. Those are all beautiful suggestions, beautifully described. I have to go to twitter and tell folks to come look at the comments.
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Oooh. Yes. Kate Ross. There are so many great writers who just drop off the edge of my consciousness for some reason. I think it's because I don't have a lot of time to read. I think of the library as my overflow stacks for the TBR pile.
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"So many books. So little time." That is my theme song. We at Word Wenches are trying to soak up all your leisure time into the book universe.
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I am sorry you're in a town with a poor library system. That is so sad. (I have to say my town library is excellent! I don't know why I've lucked out.)
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We call 'em as we see 'em, so you deserve the good company you're in. *g*
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I am so very pleased with CS Harris. Readalikes might be Anne Perry, Nita Abrams, Deanna Raybourn ... and maybe Tasha Alexander.
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Absolutely if you like Goodchild there's an excellent chance you'll like CL Wilson. Same broad-canvas / high-stakes feeling. I do like me some epic.
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I have the same problem. The books go onto my shelf and then, late at night, they giggle and shuffle and squeak and in the morning there are MORE of them.
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it's What We're Reading time. What are the Wenches enthusiastic about this month? Looks like mystery, suspense, and magic abound. Continue reading
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There are so many trendy meals that are really just frugal, old-fashioned, 'let's use up everything in the kitchen' cooking. When I make the latest 'heart-healthy' barley-and-carrot soup I can almost feel my grandmother leaning over my shoulder saying, "That looks familiar'.
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Cool. I just keep all the spare change in my little purse. Then some poor storeclerk has to wait while I count out exact change in front of her. They probably hide when they see me coming.
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loved your collection of the coins available.
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Maybe there'll be some cousin or grandchild who collects coins for a while and will be delighted to get a box of fascinating old coins. There's an age -- ten or twelve -- when we just love collecting things.
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And somebody, someday, might find those curtains and the pennies and be charmed and delighted by them.
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That is so sweet and so Romantic. For anybody who wants to read about this custom ... it's talked about here: http://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2014/07/a-reprise-the-crooked-sixpence-love-token/
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That's where it's attributed. To Franklin. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear he picked it up from old country quotes.
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That is so wonderful. A memory most people will never have. You are so lucky.
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Exactly. The idea of coins that held their value in metal is emotionally appealing. Part of me wants the thrill of real gold. But it means carrying heavy coin in yer pocket. The silver or gold that equals a week's worth of family shopping in not just a light jingle's worth of heavy. And in 1800, most people wouldn't have been carrying bank notes.
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Hi Barbara -- We get fond of some material possessions. Not the grandest and most beautiful and expensive. It's just this book or that old jumper or a collection of pennies from our childhood. Infuriating and traumatic when we lose it. I once sat down on the floor and cried when a Barbara Vernon bunny porringer broke.
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