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A Literary Muse

Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it. John Waters. I … Continue reading

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The Man On The Couch

Every day possible I go to the library to read for an hour, a favorite pastime of mine. Where else can you find guaranteed peace and absolutely no cell phone use. One feels as if they’re stepping back in time … Continue reading

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Monday, books and the library…

As I sit sprawled on my bed with the new Doris Kearns Goodwin book, The Bully Pulpit, that I can’t seem to put down warming my lap…I remembered this inspiring essay reminding me as long as a book is close … Continue reading

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Nick Hornby

Nick and I are having an affair, at least in print. I’m finishing up his last collection of columns called Housekeeping vs. the Dirt. It’s actually the second from a series of four, but I read them backwards. More Baths … Continue reading

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Pulp Friendship

A fellow I know told me a great story about writer Stephen King  who was invited to speak at a Westchester high school where my friend taught English. The first thing Mr. King said as he addressed the packed auditorium … Continue reading

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Shoeless Joe

Every once in a while a book jumps off the shelf like a man who’s determined to get your attention. Shoeless Joe written in 1982 by W.P. Kinsella was that 265 page guy.  It was the novel the popular film … Continue reading

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They’re Either Too Young or Too Old

It’s amazing the type of men I attract. I seem to be a magnet for every guy I could never possibly be interested in. Two types really, the gym rat in his late 20s or the 75 year old on … Continue reading

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I Read Therefore ‘I AM’

When I meet someone who tells me they never read, first I bestow upon them a complimentary sign of the cross before removing them forever from my BlackBerry. It’s hard to relate to someone who doesn’t love books then, on … Continue reading

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