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A couple weeks ago, I found an email in my inbox saying I had $20 to use towards books. Sent from a major Canadian bookseller, the email ..read more
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I was at the library the other day, looking for a completely different book, when for the fun of it, I typed in “L.M. Montgomery” in ..read more
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There’s something uncanny about seeing a place near home represented between the covers of a book, whether it’s your hometown, region, ..read more
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I’m not one to post my monthly reads on my blog, though I enjoy reading other bloggers who do. I just don’t finish enough books every ..read more
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While I was working at a used bookstore in my twenties, my employer was asked in an interview what the value was these days of consumers ..read more
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At the end of Bruce Handy’s Wild Things: the Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult (and yes, he is riffing off Maurice ..read more
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I began this post a year ago, shortly after I made Commonplace Book Blog live and published my first post. Or, it may be more accurate to ..read more
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Lately, I’ve been having a hard time settling down with a new book to read. A book, after all, is a weighty commitment, not only of time ..read more
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Recently, I put my name on a waitlist at the library to read P.L. Travers’s book Mary Poppins. There was a wait, I supposed, because ..read more
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In his essay “On the Writing of Essays,” Alexander Smith wrote that the essayist’s “main gift is an eye to discover the ..read more

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