Gimbling in the Wabe – What I Want for Mother’s Day

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I was watching television the other day when an ad came on informing me that for this Mother’s Day, “smart phones trump flowers”, suggesting that in order to show your mother how much you appreciate her, you need to give her not flowers, but a smart phone.  Another ad on another day shows women being [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Gift of Reading

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I tend to be one of those people who obsesses over gift giving.  I don’t get a chance to do it all that  often – I’m actually pretty frugal in that regard, sometimes by choice, now by necessity.  And I don’t really like getting gifts myself; I’ve rarely liked being the center of attention which [….]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We here at LitStack hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We’re going to be taking an extended holiday to be with our families and friends (and to work off all of that incredible food!) but we’ll be back on Monday to bring you more reviews, literary news, and release information. Enjoy all [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – That Which Surrounds Us

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This is a Gimbling in the Wabe that first appeared in December of 2012 (“Have I really been writing this column for so long?” she asked in shock and awe.).  I had planned a very different piece for today’s column, but circumstances (and my poor time management skills) completely derailed that effort – hence the [….]

LitStack Review: Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

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Candlelight Christmas Susan Wiggs Harlequin MIRA ISBN-10: 077831474X “Hearts… don’t let you lie, even to yourself.” That’s the lesson Darcy Fitzgerald learns in her attempt to navigate the holiday season after a devastating divorce. Since her childhood, her family and her ex-husband’s family have celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together, but after their divorce, the strain [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Sharing the Gift of Reading

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Sharing the Gift of Reading I tend to be one of those people who obsess over gift giving.  Not that I do it all that often – I’m actually pretty frugal when it comes to the acknowledgement of the appropriateness of giving a gift.  And I don’t really like getting gifts myself; I think it [….]