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Can’t get into anything

I don’t know what’s wrong with me I can’t get into anything.  I haven’t read a book all week!  I know you’re thinking she’s insane, a week big deal. I read everyday, I own a bookstore, reading is my life, in many ways.  I have been preoccupied.  Sometimes that coincides with the full moon,  sometimes, […]

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Milenium finished

Well, I finished it.  Long sucker.  I have to say I admire how he managed to tie up the loose ends.  The bad guys got theirs.  This book had some dynamite strong female characters. Lisebeth, but, also Erika, Anika and Monica (sounds like a bunch of ABBA singers “Does your mother know that you’re out”).  I’m […]

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Almost finished Milenium

I am reading the third installment in the millennium series, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.  Normally, I would never buy this type of book in hardcover but, I got it for my mom’s birthday and at over 50% off. I enjoyed the first two novels.  Do I think it’s high art? Of course […]

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Book Love

Books are my Solace

Whenever life gets me down or kicks me in the face, books are my solace. The British writer Ruth Rendell once said      “Some say life’s the thing, I— prefer reading” That statement although a slight exaggeration, has a lot of truth. Books rarely let you down. Even if, for whatever reason, they don’t appeal to […]

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What I’m reading on a rainy day

Since reading Stone Butch Blues, I haven’t been able to read anything substantial.  Can’t do big or deep.  I have however been reading Laura Lippman, a mystery writer I like a lot.  Her character, Tess Monaghan, is colorful and smart ass ( love the smart ass girls of fiction). I read a few several years […]

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Elements of Butch Style

My love of Kates, a fluff piece.

I love the name Kate and, I love Kates.   Going back pretty far, Kates have captured my imagination. Hepburn, talk about class and feminine strength.  Think Adam’s Rib, The African Queen and most of all The Philadelphia Story, a very old movie which is still funny and witty so many years later.  The first time […]

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Stone Butch Blues

I read  Stone Butch Blues.  It is magnificent.  Not a false note. You pick it up, you can’t put it down. I had high expectations. This book exceeded them. I intend to buy several copies to give as gifts, it’s that good. This book should be required reading .  It deserves to be on the same […]

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The power of fiction to illuminate

Yesterday, I picked up Stone Butch Blues.  I have only read the first chapter.  I think I’m going to like it. From memory, I would say I have never read any work of fiction that deals with transgender topics.  I wonder why? Can’t say I have read much about bisexuality either. Maybe one of the reasons […]

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Book Love

Gonna get me some classics

Tomorrow I’m going to the bookstore, to shop for some classics. You would think, I would like to get away from bookstores but, what can I say it’s a disease. I want to pick up Stone Butch Blues, I don’t understand how come I have never read it, puzzling. I’m also going to pick up, […]

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Of childhood, and the love of a good woman

The French writer, aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is quoted as saying, We are of our childhood, as we are of our nation. I read this recently in a column in a newspaper, it struck me, so true and so simple. I am a quote junkie, I collect them. I write them in a little black […]