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Booknote: <i>Bushido: The Soul of the Samurai</i>
Seán Michael Wilson,, Bushido: the Soul of the Samurai . Boulder, CO: Shambala, 2016.  ISBN: 978-1-61180-210-8. Genre: nonfiction, graphic novels Subgenre: Asian studies, Japan, samurai, bushido Format: trade paperback Source: Berea branch of the Ma...

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Booknote: <i>The Thousand Dollar Dinner</i>
Becky Libourel Diamond, The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America's First Great Cookery Challenge . Yardley: Westholme, 2015. Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: foodie, cooking and cookery, celebrity chefs, U.S history Format: hardcover Source: Berea branch of the Madis...

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Reading about the reading life, February 10, 2017 edition
to another edition of "Reading about the reading life" here at The
Itinerant Librarian. This is where I collect stories about reading and
the reading life. Basically, these are items related to reading, maybe
writing and literacy, that I find in...

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I have a new book review on the blog today. J. Pistone is the agent better known to many as Donnie Brasco. If you enjoyed the film,or even better, read the book that was basis of the film, you will likely enjoy this follow up book. Who knew wiseguys do offer us life lessons?

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Booknote: <i>Paper: Paging Through History</i>
Mark Kurlansky, Paper: Paging Through History . New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-393-23961-4. Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: history, microhistory, paper. Format: hardcover Source: Berea branch of the Madison County (KY) Public Library. As  m...

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Booknote: <i>Witches of America</i>
Alex Mar, Witches of America . New York: Sarah Crichton Books--Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015. ISBN: 9780374291372. Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: paganism, witchcraft, occultism, travel, spirituality, religion, memoir. Format: hardcover book Source: Berea b...

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Reading by the colors in 2017
This is the second reading challenge I am doing because it is silly fun, and it is the last challenge I am choosing to undertake in 2017. I am new to this challenge, so this should be an interesting experience. Here are the details: Color Coded Reading Chal...

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Dealing with the blogger shame in 2017
When I do reading challenges, I try to pick out at least one or two that I do just  for the fun of it because they seem silly or odd or what have you. This one caught my eye, and since I do have a few oldies that may need reviewing, I figure let's go for it...

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Picking my reading poison for 2017
I decided to try out this reading challenge because it is highly customizable, and it allows me to try out for reading categories I might not find easily. For instance, I wanted to repeat the Horror Reading Challenge I did last year , but it turns out it is...

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2016 Reading Bingo, or just something for the fun of it
I saw this prompt for a Reading Bingo over at My Reader's Block , and I decided to give it a try and see how many of the books I read last year would fit in the categories. It is also a nice way to highlight some of my reviews from last year. Here is the bi...
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