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Michele Jacobsen
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And they lived happily ever after. The End.
I’ve been trying to think of a way to release this post with as little fanfare as possible. You see, after eight years of talking about books, authors, reading, and anything else that came to mind, I had made the decision to shut down A Reader’s Respite. Th...

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New Trends in Book Blogging for 2015
I woke up this morning and realized it was 2015. Yes, I realize I posted something to that effect roughly a week ago, but that was just because everyone else seemed to be doing it. It hadn't really sunk in. Being perpetually behind the times, I am just now ...

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Happy New Year
Happy 2015!

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Boo
It's the creepiest day of the year and I hope everyone has some some good Halloween activities lined up tonight. I toyed with the idea of dressing up as Stalker Author Kathleen Hale because what's easier than getting in my car and randomly sitting in front ...

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Sunday Comics
I've decided to kick off Sunday Comics with one of the most popular webcomics out there today in the hopes that it's familiarity will make us all feel at ease with the webcomic genre. Most everyone, I'd venture to say, has seen The Oatmeal , even if it's ju...

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Five Summer Books You Shouldn't Have Missed
Summer is winding down, the children are heading - albeit kicking and screaming - back to school, and the beach bags shoved into the nether regions of the closet for yet another year. Sadly, another season of poolside reading is wrapping up. While it's near...

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Robin Williams: A Bibliophile's Good-Bye
If there is one thing all readers can agree upon it is this. Because those of us who read books so passionately understand the power of words. We understand just how quickly an idea can spread. What many of us can not understand is how we, as an enlightened...

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We Interrupt this Book Review....
The following post is rated R for....well, for being me.  That's right, folks. Today is National Zucchini Day. Or, as those of us who are actually dealing with the 4,283 zucchini that are currently ripe and ready for picking off of the mere three zucchini p...

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Agatha, you slay me...
Question : is there just one Agatha Christie mystery that I can solve before it is explained to me? Answer : not yet, damn it. Gah. As I merrily roll along with the Agatha Christie Read Along (hosted by Book Club Girl ) this summer, I vacillate between mome...

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A DRM Tale
A couple of years ago, author Cory Doctorow wrote an article for Publisher's Weekly that has recently become relevant once again. It involves that current darling and underdog of the book world, Hachette, and DRM. Hachette, of course, has been all over the ...
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