Category Archives: books

Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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It Has Begun….

Looking forward to the new year is one of the fun things that I can do on January first. Since I am not riddled with a massive hangover, it should be easier than usual. That’s a great word, should. It … Continue reading

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Library Haul

I took too many books and things from the library It is kind of a weird way to begin a post and as I sit here and type this, I am not exactly sure how it qualifies as Today’s Perfect … Continue reading

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Why I Go To the Library

One of my coworkers wondered why I kept getting books from the library. When I answered because they were free, she explained that her question was different.  She meant why didn’t I borrow the books electronically?  I could have waxed … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Child Review

I generally gravitate more towards fiction than non-fiction. I also usually post these reviews in the “What I’ve Read” section of the blog.  I guess some things have to change. I was browsing the new books at the library when … Continue reading

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A Book From My Last Vacation

On my last trip to Vietnam, on the last real day of being there, I toured the War Remnants Museum.  I was pretty harrowing and ….. Anyway, I ended up going to a bunch of giftshops they had set up … Continue reading

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Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Musings on Kerouac

I am reading another book on Jack Kerouac, this one called Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee. The question I have for myself is why? It isn’t that I dislike the book.  … Continue reading

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Life Echoes A Book

On the bus today, I noticed the young woman beside me had a tattoo. I am fascinated by this and asked her about it.  Usually, when I do this, the people are very enthusiastic to talk about it.  Today, however, … Continue reading

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Kerouac Found Me

She was beautiful, she had her own style, and she was reading On The Road. I am not going to wax lyrical about the book.  I have conflicting feelings about the book.  I have read it several times and felt … Continue reading

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