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Marie Cloutier
Worked at Porter Square Books
Attended Wellesley College
Lives in New York, NY
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New on the Shelf
Here's a quick round-up of some recent additions to my TBR table. I was thrilled to hear that Vintage was re-issuing one of my favorite books as a teen, Davis Grubb's The Night of the Hunter . A bizarre, creepy noir (is there any other kind?) about a preach...
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Frida Kahlo at the Bronx Botanical Gardens
A couple of weekends ago, I went with some pals to see a beautiful exhibit currently running at the Bronx Botanical Gardens, called Frida Kahlo- Art, Garden, Life. The exhibit shows several Kahlo paintings and a floral exhibition inspired by her life and wo...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Another Monday, another update. I'm still working on Flood of Fire ; that's a long book, and a slow read. I've been going at about half a chapter a day and I'm on chapter 6 now. The plot is moving very slowly. Sea of Poppies started out slow, too, so I'm no...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
This week has been a fun week in reading. I read Dario Fò's The Pope's Daughter , a retelling of the story of Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. It's written like nonfiction; the narrative voice has a lot of authority and tells ...
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TV Time: Gilmore Girls
Netflix started streaming the iconic girl-bonding show Gilmore Girls about two weeks after I moved to New York. I started watching it out of curiosity, usually when I was having lunch, and was quickly hooked on the adventures of the kooky Lorelai and Rory G...
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Fall Books I'm Looking Forward To
Fall is usually the big-blockbuster season, when all the A-listers have their new books out. This year is no exception. Here are a few things I'm looking forward to.  Before the fall though there is one big book (literally and figuratively) I want to make s...
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Women in Translation Month
Apparently, August is Women in Translation Month. Who knew? To that end, here is a list of some of my favorite women-writers-who-don't-write-in-English. I hope you find some new favorites. Ludmila Ulitskaya is probably my favorite translated writer of any g...
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My 8th Blogiversary
You guys... I didn't think I'd make it. I even had the "I'm shutting down the blog" post drafted. Because it's been a really rough year. Last time this year we just found out we were moving to New York. And it's been bumpy, to say the least. But it looks li...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I finished The Expedition to the Baobab Tree , by Wilma Stockenstrom, and it was OK. I read it because it's South African literature, and translated by J.M. Coetzee, so it sounded like two treats for the price of one. I think I knew going in that it wasn't ...
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I finished and loved Meir Shalev's A Pigeon and a Boy . The twist at the end was pretty predictable, but it was still beautiful when it happened. It's a lovely book about love and destiny. I'll do a full review soon but you should pick it up if you love a b...
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Occupation
Bookseller, Crafter, Writer, Librarian
Skills
Fluent(ish) in French, good sewer, excellent at hand-selling books and putting stuff in bags.
Employment
  • Porter Square Books
    Bookseller, 2012 - 2014
Places
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Currently
New York, NY
Previously
Cambridge MA - Beverly MA - Dublin Ireland
Story
Tagline
Bookseller, crafter, ISTJ, Francophile. I love reading, learning, eating and making things.
Introduction
I'm a bookseller by trade and librarian by training. I have a small crafting business which you can find at Etsy.com/shop/pandorascraftroom and a book blog at www.BostonBibliophile.com. I'm usually either in my reading chair or at my sewing machine.
Education
  • Wellesley College
    French Lit & Language, 1995
  • Simmons College
    Library Science, 2007
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Gender
Female