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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013

 “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  I always remember dear Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, but when I am faced with an end-of-the-year-best-books-you-should-have-read list, I am doomed.  However, the New York  Times Notable Books of 2013 has a …

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10 for the Aisle

You may have noticed that Cinephile Femme has recently been absent from her ramblings.  She went and did the unthinkable — became a “Sadie, Sadie, married lady”.  Don’t fret, my two loyal readers — you can expect the same sentiment-free …

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A fine historical thriller

In The Gods of Gotham, Lyndsay Faye delivers a harrowing view of old New York that we’ve likely never seen before.  Forget Edith Wharton’s genteel and moneyed world of the nineteenth century upper crust.  The Gods of Gotham’s 1854 …

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Go Book Yourself

 Do you need help thinking of new things to read?  Are you clinging like a  barnacle to a particular author or genre? Are you filled with despair and self-loathing due to your lack of imagination?  Yeah, me too.  I may …

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Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Fans of the short story, rejoice! Alice Munro, a Canadian author widely regarded as master of the contemporary short story, was named this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

The Nobel Prize website sums up her work …

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Goodbye to Tom Clancy

The book world had some sad news today reported by the New York Times: Best selling military thriller novelist Tom Clancy has died at age 66.

Known for his military novels, Clancy often seemed to write timely plots that …

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'Bad' is Good

On September 29th, the final curtain closed on the epic tale of Walter White, the high-school-chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin protagonist of AMC’s brilliant and beloved series, Breaking Bad.

For five seasons, the show bucked television conventions in favor of non-traditional narrative, pitch-black …

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Library offers online guide to Affordable Care Act information

As the federal Affordable Health Care Act takes effect, many people have questions about how it affects them, how the new health insurance exchanges work, and how consumers go about selecting an insurance plan for themselves and their families.

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In which I read some classics

In my long-ago and misspent youth, and before I fell prey to the siren call of crime fiction and chick-lit,  I  read classics.  Dickens, Trollope, Wharton, and Austen were some of my favorites.  I wonder now, as I’m plowing through …

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