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    Ringing in the New Year »

    If you say it Gong Xi Fa Cai; Gong Hey Fat Choy or even Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai! they all say Happy New Year! On February 10, 2013 the Year of the Snake starts. Those born under the Snake can appear slippery and secretive, but they can also are good with money, smart, hard working, intelligent and […]

    Shackled by Faith »

    “Probably no other member of the church derives as much material benefit from his religion as (Tom) Cruise does, and consequently none bears a greater moral responsibility for the indignities inflicted on members, sometimes directly because of his membership.” – Lawrence Wright Religions are not so different from people. If you don’t look too deeply, […]

    More Pluck – Jake and Lily »

    Last week I wrote about plucky girls, but what about plucky boys?  There are many of those, too. Here are a few of my favorites: Starting with an author also mentioned last week, Cornelia Funke, we find a plucky hero in Jon Whitcroft in Ghost Knight. Take one 11-year old boy; one 11-year-old girl, and […]

    Cold but Plucky! »

    It’s cold outside. But I’m a plucky Vermont girl and I know the cure to cold days: curl up under a blanket and read about plucky girls! The first plucky girl is Clara Dooley in The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell. Twelve years old and smack dab in the middle of a mystery! The exotic birds […]

    Out of Commission? »

    Take one nephew and one icy rock wall and what do you get? A broken foot in three places and a red cast. This nephew of mine “decided” to be a boy and now has to find activities other than his usual running around. But, unlike an older brother, he isn’tthe “reader” of the bunch. […]

    Back on the Case »

    Dan Shamble, Zombie PI is back on the case in Unnatural Acts by Kevin J. Anderson. Once alive and kicking, Dan (killed during a case) came back during the “Big Uneasy” (the spell allowing the monsters to come to life—so to speak). Now, as a well preserved zombie, Dan is still kicking (if a little more stiffly) by […]

    A Hate Crime in Shirley Falls »

    Elizabeth Strout returns to Maine for her thematically complex — and thoroughly spellbinding — new novel, The Burgess Boys. When I think about Maine, which admittedly isn’t all that often, I picture quiet havens of picturesque little houses nestled on slopes overlooking the gently rolling waters of the Atlantic. Like most things culled from the […]

    Time to Bury the Nightstand »

    The winter weather has made me realize it is time to get the warm blanket to snuggle under and stacks of books out by the bed. It is time to get ready for the long winter hall.  And one of those books that should be on your reading list should be The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff. Living in […]

    Make Your New Year’s Resolution Early! »

    Most New Year’s we make resolutions. This year take a novel approach by making it early and easy to keep?  Come to the Northshire Bookstore and buy books! Or easier still, buy them here on our web site! You can even keep it throughout the year because you will have a number of fantastic titles to look forward to! Start […]

    Joy to the Reading Treats »

    Joy to the world, the books have come! Christmas will be merry and bright as I snuggle under blankets and read one of these great books: A sure fire title that will become a classic is The Birds of Bethlehem by Tomie dePaola.  This telling of how the “spectacular event” occurs (through the eyes of multi-colored birds) is a […]

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