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Book Review: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

If you enjoy Mo Willems‘ series of pigeon books, you will continue to laugh reading The Pigeon Needs a Bath!  Despite the pigeon’s filthy appearance, it refuses to take a bath.  The pigeon makes up any excuse it can think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

Twenty years ago, Jan Karon began her Mitford series with At Home in Mitford. Now in book ten, Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (over 500 pages and 9 years since the last of the Mitford series), she continues the story … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell “Great Lady”? Start With “ER”

Ken Burns’ new documentary series The Roosevelts reintroduces us to three members of a remarkable political family: Theodore, Franklin – and Eleanor, who arguably reshaped the role of First Lady to one of personal activism and keen involvement in the world … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

While not his most critically acclaimed novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany won for John Irving a huge and appreciative audience a quarter century ago and remains one of the most memorable of his many works. Dickensian is a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden – A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Jessica Walliser

I have been gardening for three years (not counting sowing carrot seeds as a child), and I’m always looking for new organic gardening books.  This year in particular I’ve been paying attention to the bugs in my garden, and thankfully, … Continue reading

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