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    The Trouble With Magic is…

    Ruth Chew was an author of my youthful reading and has found her way into my adult reading too. A few of her titles are now being reprinted with fresh covers but the text never grew old! The Trouble with Magic is one that has a classic feel for the modern age. Barbara and Rick […]

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    Basque Style Chestnut Table

    Well, this one started back in August.  The clients sent me photos of ‘an early 18th century “Basque style” farmhouse table and a link to Hastings Antiques where there were pictures and descriptions, and the ‘sold’ price, $ 18,000.  Not worrying to much about design copyrights, we set out and made the chestnut model above, […]

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    It’s A Mad, Mad World – A Resounding Crash

    A car careens along a treacherous road, horn frantically honking, passing other vehicles, tires screeching on curves until it comes to that inevitable curve that it just can’t make. The black Ford goes shooting off the road, smashing through the guardrail and becomes airborne for a few moments. It crashes down on the rocky terrain […]

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    Road Rash—Mark Huntley Parsons

    Not often do I mention a book that is a future publication.  However, Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons, is a book that needs pre-buzz.  Huntley’s debt novel is a must for teens and adults who are into music or just darn good stories! Drumroll please: Zach can write lyrics. He can play the drums. […]

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    Mosheim Clothing Store … Pottstown, PA 1882

    Well, isn’t the internet interesting. I recently received a message from someone on Facebook (who remembered me from before 1956) informing me that someone on a Pottstown, Pennsylvania Facebook page had mentioned or asked for information on the ‘Mosheim Clothing store on High Street’. The person who sent me the message remembered me from a […]

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    Fairy Bell Sisters: Meet the Family!

    Meet Tinker Bell’s Little Sisters: Clara, Rosy, Golden, Sylva and Baby Squeak! In the Fairy Bell Sisters series by Margaret McNamara (illustrated by Julia Denos) each fairy sister has her own story but their adventures always combine the family. Teaching values and character with humor, adventure, love and little pixie dust, these are great books […]

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    Hyde—The Other Side of the Story

    I had some interesting discussions with co-workers as to the foundations of the disorder that afflicted Dr. Henry Jekyll. I mean, what exactly was the guy’s problem! Some of them thought Jekyll might be schizophrenic, but there were certain aspects of his behavior that argued against it. Of course we were all aware that Robert […]

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    Start Your New Year Right

    In need of a end of year pick me up? Or not sure what to start the new year with? Why not try one of these teen treats that will even have the adults talking about them and scouring shelves for sequesl and other titles by these authors.  Each is for ages 13 and up […]

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