Gimbling in the Wabe – Winter and Reading

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The bulk of this Gimbling in the Wabe came from one I had posted three years ago; it’s also, I think, my favorite “winter” installment of this feature.  So, since I’m running short of time and inspiration this week, I thought I would run it again, albeit with a bit of adjustment from the original.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ten Books that Made Me Who I Am

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So, there was yet another Facebook “game” going around where the person tagged was to list ten books that had made them who they were today.  At first I thought nothing of it, but the idea nagged at me.  This was not “My Ten Favorite Books” or “Ten Books that Influenced Me” or “Ten Books [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Curling Up With a Good Book, Redoux

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This is a reworking of a Gimbling in the Wabe I wrote in back in 2013, but it felt especially relevant today as the temperature here took a nose dive.  The Mighty Belle and I still made it out to the Lake of the Isles, though!  I hope you’ll allow me a bit of indulgence [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – All That You Can’t Leave Behind

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A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine had to evacuate from his home near Idyllwild, CA, due to a raging forest fire in the San Jacinto mountains.  His house, while not directly at risk, would be threatened if the fire could not be brought under control; residents were asked to leave not only [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Best and the “Worst” of Winter Reading

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As promised, this Gimbling will take on two specific titles.  They have to do with my recommendations on books for winter reading.  Both are fantastic books.  One of them is my absolute favorite book to read when it’s cold and wintery outside.  The other one is a book that is so intense with snow and [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Top Five Must Reads

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  It’s a difficult task, narrowing down the novels that have impacted your life into a small, somewhat abstract list. For many of us, reading a novel, a well written novel, is more than a task set to those merely interested in reading a good book. The novels in this week’s picks are stories so [….]