Gimbling in the Wabe – Persistence

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On summer nights – well, on many nights, really – I end the day out on my front porch, in the dark, relaxing on a wrought iron glider while my dog sniffs around in the yard one more time before we both retire for the night.  I like letting the quiet of the city sink [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – It’s Too Danged Hot!

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Dang, it’s hot.  Too hot. I know you folks in Southern climates may well be guffawing at us Northerners now, like we don’t know hot, but I don’t care.  Heck, I moved North to get away from all this! For those who may not know, I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota; I have for 35 years.  [….]

LitStack Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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We Were Liars E. Lockhart Delacort Press Release Date:  May 13, 2014 ISBN 978-0-385-74126-2 Take a privileged family – the beautiful Sinclairs, headed by Granddad and Tipper, and their three married (at least at times) daughters – who summer on a private island across the water from Martha’s Vineyard.  Add in a bunch of blond, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Transience as a Library Book

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So, I’m reading Jodi Picoult’s excellent novel The Storyteller (which I was finally able to pick up at the library) and I notice a disturbance on one of the pages.  There is some kind of physical roughness stuck at the bottom right hand corner of page 113, and since I had been reading about baking [….]

LitStack Review: Vacationland by Sarah Stonich

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Vacationland Sarah Stonich University of Minnesota Press Release Date:  March 25, 2013 ISBN 978-0-8166-8766-4 Vacationland is a book that grabs you, not because of some harrowing drama or gripping plot twist, not due to a flamboyant cast of characters or unexpected turn of events or even because ordinary people have been thrust into extraordinary circumstances.  [….]