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Marie Cloutier
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Book influencer, crafter, cat lady, ISTJ, Francophile. Blogging since '07. Sometimes background actor. Opinions my own. She/her.
Book influencer, crafter, cat lady, ISTJ, Francophile. Blogging since '07. Sometimes background actor. Opinions my own. She/her.

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Some Favorite Books by Immigrants
Photo by Tony Webster. CC License Sea of Poppies , by Amitav Ghosh, and the whole Ibis Trilogy including River of Smoke and Flood of Fire . The series, by Indian-born Ghosh, details the lives and fortunes of a panoply of characters during the first Opium Wa...

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A Quick Visit to Disney World
So last month I had the chance to visit Disney World for three days. I'll never be one to turn down a chance to hang out with Mickey at the Magic Kingdom, so even though it was short notice and a short trip, of course I jumped. My husband and I had talked a...
A Quick Visit to Disney World
A Quick Visit to Disney World
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June Reading Wrap-Up
In the month of June I covered four states- Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. Through Bread Loaf, a quilting retreat, Disney and a few days here and there at home I always brought my books along. Always the same books, because I was busy and di...

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
It's been a busy, topsy-turvy June but as we near July life is slowing down and I'm getting back to routine matters. Over the last month I finished all the books I had going before and even started some new ones. Mister Memory , by Marcus Sedgwick, is a nov...

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Reviews in Brief
Since I evidently can't be bothered with full reviews these days (I haven't written one since October of last year) I'll catch you up on some reading in short form. Mirror City , by Chitrita Banerji. Writer Chitrita Banerji resides in Cambridge, Mass., but ...

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BEA Book Update
BEA, or Book Expo America, ran from May 30-June 1 this year in New York City. I was able to attend for a few hours on the morning on May 31and brought home just about as many books as I could carry. The show floor was quietish although there were some A-lis...

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My Favorite NYC Independent Bookstores
This coming Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day, and I realized I've never talked to you about the bookstores I love here in NYC. So my favorite bookstore café, and probably my favorite bookstore in NYC full stop, is HousingWorks . Located in an alleyway ...

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I've been through a few things lately. I read The Devoted , by Blair Hurley, coming out in August I believe and one I really enjoyed. It's a kind of coming-of-age book about a woman who's already an adult, who gets pulled into a relationship with her Buddhi...

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Blog-Appropriate Current Quilting Project
I may be in a reading slump, but I'm certainly not in a crafting one. I finally found the book-quilt project I've been looking for. I've seen a lot- a lot- of book quilts where it's all spines, and those are fun to look at but from the perspective of doing ...

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What's New on the Shelf?
Being in a bit of a reading slump hasn't stopped me from accumulating more books. No matter how slow my actual output my curiosity never rests. The Joy Luck Club , by Amy Tan. I think I read this in college but I'm not sure. Anyway I want to read it now bec...
What's New on the Shelf?
What's New on the Shelf?
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