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Substitute Sweetheart

“Suppose you loved a man with all your heart and he, while terribly ill wanted you to marry him, thinking you were another girl – Would you do it?” That is the totally ridiculous question that leads the front panel … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Sparkling Romances of The Modern Girl

2018 is now in full swing.  In late January I wrapped up my commitments to my regional Mock Newbery and Caldecott committees (and introduced a book for Newbery!) and February kicked off a regional Teen Literature Reading Challenge that I … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 News – Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!  In addition to being grateful for good food, wonderful company, and elastic waistbands, there’s something else I’ve been grateful for in 2017.  It’s taken me a while to write about it, and I think word has already … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope Books

Back in the fall of 2010, I had a part-time student job that really wasn’t me.  On the surface, I couldn’t complain: I worked with great people, I had a reasonable supervisor, and the pay was decent for a part-time student … Continue reading

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Leap Day 2016

Happy Leap Day 2016!  On our last Leap Day, four years ago today, I posted on Laura Lou Brookman’s Leap Year Bride.  For this year, all I had to do was find another Leap Year themed romance novel.  Within my collecting scope, … Continue reading

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NYC Rare Book Week

What better vacation is there than one that is book themed?  Below is my account of a recent book pilgrimage to NYC.  Read if you wish, or stay tuned for the next book review! I first started to see advertisements … Continue reading

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The Snappy Revue for Fall and Winter

While I continue to work on my next book review, I thought I could share this fun shoe catalog from 1926.  It is from the Stetson Shoe Company’s store in Cleveland, Ohio, and covers their fall line. First up, we … Continue reading

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