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Enter to win a copy of this lovely new story-in-verse: DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Nancy Tupper Ling and Alina Chau!
Today I'm doubly pleased to welcome poet and author Nancy Tupper Ling, who's here to tell us all about her new book Double Happiness (Chronicle Books, 2015), a heartwarming story about a family mov...
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Excited to chat with Susanna Reich about her new Beatles picture book biography, FAB FOUR FRIENDS! Leave a comment at the blog for a chance to win a free copy. :)
"There is such a thing as magic, and the Beatles were magic." ~ Paul McCartney I remember February 9, 1964 like it was yesterday -- the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show! There, in my aunt's living r...
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Serving up a delicious 5-course breakfast with poems from THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR CELEBRATIONS.
Good Morning! Hungry? Today we're serving up a delicious five-course breakfast celebrating the most recent title in the totally faboo Poetry Friday Anthology series created by the incredibly brilli...
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Have you seen this wonderful interview with Billy Collins and Paul McCartney? swoon
Ah, summer! Time to step away from the stove and laptop, relax, and stay cool. Mr. Cornelius, 50-something Paddingtons, and I are looking forward to ice cream sundaes, fresh peach pie, reading tras...
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Serving up a couple of tasty poems from the new anthology of culinary verse, Joys of the Table, by Kim Roberts and Charlotte Mandel (+ recipes). :)
"The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss." (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Sava...
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In which I profess my love for Maira Kalman's new alphabet book, Ah-hA to Zig Zag.
#52 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet. * "Isn't that the only way to curate a life? To live among things that make you gasp with Delight?" ~ Maira Kalman A. Ah-hA! TheRe You Ar...
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Happy to feature the adorable plush animals and soft sculptures by Yorkshire-based artist Dawn Treacher! We thank her for dropping by to tell us more about her work. :)
Recently, while I was innocently browsing online, this adorable crocheted teddy bear winked at me. Never one to ignore a mischievous ursine smart enough to get my attention, I knew I had to investi...
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Check out the goodies on today's mixed platter: teapots and sheep and dragons and bread pudding, oh my!
1. Just in case you missed it, wanted to point all Julie Paschkis fans to the lovely post about her by Patricia Belyea at Okan Arts. What a treat to get a mini tour of Julie's gorgeous Seattle home...
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Climbing back into the blogging saddle after summer break. Does Mr. Firth still rank first in my affections? 
Hey, Boo. We're baaaaaack! Another August, another blog birthday. Alphabet Soup is now 8 years old! Recently, my 16-year-old niece Julia, (crazy-good YA book reviewer at Peach Print and A Perfectio...
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A fun-filled mixed platter of goodies including foodie headgear, a photo tour of Hobbiton, new Jacques Pepin prints for sale, and Tiny Hamster's first book!
1. Loving the bright and colorful screen printed greeting cards and paper goods by The Seapink, a NewYork-based design studio owned by Boyoun Kim and Sue Jean Ko. These talented gals originally met...
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Our hotTEA this week, none other than Paul McCartney, who turns 73 today!! Happy Birthday, Paul!
The cute Beatle is 73 years old today!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL! Will you play us out? (What a voice, what a face, what a song!) ♥   *   *   *  
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Sharing Mary Syzbist's "Here There are Blueberries" from her National Book Award winning collection Incarnadine + blueberry crumb bars. 
Welcome to Poetry Friday at Alphabet Soup! Please help yourself to a mug of coffee, tea or milk and a blueberry crumb bar -- just the thing for hopping from blog to blog and reading some good poems...
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