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Read Alert: Infidels and Self-Publishing

One thing I've learned about book reviewing: It's hard to know what to review. Obviously I can cover the top-sellers, throwing in my two cents on what everyone else has already trashed or praised. And I get a l...
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Read Alert: DPL Book Sale

You might remember last year when I attended the used book sale of all used book sales, and--thank God!--just like every year, the Denver Public Library is at it again. During last year's sale, I had a few glor...
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Read Alert: Download at the Digital Library

Now that I'm on-board with this whole e-reader thing, I'm discovering all sorts of neat stuff. Here's one particularly fascinating tidbit: Did you know that you can check-out digital library books on your smart...
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Read Alert: Childhood Stories

My parents have recently moved into a new house in the foothills with plenty of room to spread out. Between that and their first grandchild, my daughter, starting to show an interest in "big kid" things, in the...
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Read Alert: Leather Journals

Spring, we hope, is now officially here. For me, the season's arrival is reminiscent of strolls and bike rides through parks, with long stops on benches to gaze at the flowers, people watch, and ultimately, wri...
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Read Alert: National Library Week

What a great thing to celebrate--that likely gorgeous building just down the street from you, filled with fantastic, old-smelling books and infinite knowledge at your fingertips. It's National Library Week, ...
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Read Alert: Shatter

I'm always down for a mystery. Make it a murder-mystery and I'm totally in. And if you really add a twist and a demented psychopathic character or two? Well, them I'm very likely hooked. If this sounds like ...
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Read Alert: The Paris Wife

One of the best parts of reading an expatriate classic--think Hemingway, Fitzgerald as obvious choices--is that they are real. Hemingway especially based his writing on his own life, travels, even relationships...

Read Alert: Hunger Games Fangirling

I've read all of the Hunger Games books, sure. And I've hyped on the hype about the books and the upcoming movie--oh, you know, the one that drops tonight at midnight. But honestly, to be fair, I'm not sure I c...

Read Alert: Mockingjay

When I finished Mockingjay, the last of the Hunger Games series a few weeks ago, I was sad. I was sad I was done reading the books, sad that the story had come to a close, and even a bit sad at the ending. It w...

Read Alert: Success Over Statistics

So often I fall victim to my circumstances. Sure, I call myself organized, self-motivated, determined; but I'm not above letting a failure get the best of me. I chalk it up to normal "humanness," grant myself e...

Read Alert: Fords, Flappers & Fanatics

I'm very much looking forward to DFW this weekend. It's the excitement of so many events, seeing a huge production come together, looking forward to summer--it's all of those things. But more than anything, I c...