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chances are
Chances Are...
by Richard Russo

7/30/19
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better man
A Better Man
by Louise Penny
8/27/19

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red at the bone
Red at the Bone
by Jacqueline Woodson
9/17/19

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Find Waldo in Norwich!

waldoWaldo returns to town in July and we hope you will join us in the annual Find Waldo Local activities! Waldo, of the Where's Waldo? books, is hiding in Norwich businesses and shops. We need you to find him and enter to win prizes...

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A Bookseller's Blotter


Penny forwarded me a piece from the New York Times, “Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now” by Ben Dolnick that I found both unsettling and comforting.

I have been concerned with my recent inability to “settle” with a book, but now understand that it has more to do with not carving out time to read than the array of writing in front of me. Ten minutes - or even a half hour - before bed is not enough time to get into the flow of a narrative.

After an evening’s power outage, Dolnick rediscovered the pleasures of reading for a longer stretch:“...in book after book, if you do push on through one chapter break, and then on through the chapter break after that, something amazing happens. Subplots that would once have been murky to the point of incomprehensibility (what was the deal with that dead sea captain again?) step into the light. Little jokes and echoes, separated by dozens or even hundreds of pages, come rustling out of the text forest.”

camp w book & wineMy ideal vacation is to settle in with a bag of books in a peaceful spot - in the summer by a lake or even on the back porch, in the winter in a cozy chair by the woodstove. And yes, binge-reading. My promise to myself is an hour of uninterrupted reading every day - a mini-vacation from daily tasks. Time to shut off the computer and open that book! - Liza

PS I encourage you to seek out the entire article - I cannot link it here because of the paper’s paywall.