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Why I Love Books: August Roundup

2 Comments August gets a bad rap as the month of withering lawns, miserable heat, and end-of-summer ennui. An article published in Slate actually argued that it should be abolished from the year altogether. Before you start…

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Why I Love Books April Roundup

2 Comments 2 Comments I don’t know where you are, geographically, dear reader, but these North Carolinian “April Showers” would be better described as “April Tornado Warnings.” Well, they ARE tornado warnings. The rain has been sporadic and steaming…

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Why I Love Books March Roundup

3 Comments 3 Comments   I don’t know about you, but it seemed like “March Madness” extended beyond basketball this year. 1. Date a Girl Who Reads. Last month I featured an essay by a man warning against dating…

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Why I Love Books February Roundup

2 Comments 2 Comments I always get anxious when writing the word “February.” There are just so many ways it can go wrong. It’s like “Wednesday.” Very confusing. And does anyone really pronounce that first “r”? We should just…

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Why I Love English Teachers

1 Comment 1 Comment 1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…

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Why-I-Love-Books August Roundup

1 Comment 1 Comment au·gust adj. Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank. . All the other months are defined by placement in the line-up and characterized…

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Why-I-Love-Books July Roundup

1 Comment 1 Comment Let’s be honest. Does anyone really love July? I mean, there’s a reason “Hotter than July” is a saying. Because no one can really imagine anything hotter than July. If you’re in the West, it…

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June’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

3 Comments 3 Comments Ah, June. One of the great, transitional months. Spring becomes Summer. The wool coats get packed away. Everybody moves up a grade, except for the graduates, who get ready to move out. And we officially…

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May’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

4 Comments 4 Comments May is a fantastic month. Not like cold February or boring September: it’s got spunk. The weather turns warm and the flowers bloom and the mosquitoes start breeding . . .  Here in America, we…

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Why-I-Love-Reading

1 Comment 1 Comment 1. Gearing Up. Admit it: half the fun of every hobby is getting the tricked-out gear. And just when you thought you had the latest in clippable LED book-illuminating technology–Check out this glowing nightlight/bookmark for…

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