Category Archives: Books

Books and literary criticism

Take a Walk

It’s been a little while since a lot of things have happened.  I haven’t published a post in a long time.  Also, here we are, Q3, the panoply of summer surrounding us, and I’ve only finished two books.  What? So, I’ve … Continue reading

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Tossing hats, under wires & throwing in towels

In early 2012 I decided to chronicle the books I read. I began to call the chronicling the book project.  A cute little name for what I soon realized was just anxiety I have about chronicling things.  I talk about that … Continue reading

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Nice Move, Workout Buddy

A couple days ago I noticed the workout buddy bustling around in the “library.”  I totally did one of those walk past the doorway, looking into the room and then backing up.  As I did, I asked, “What are you … Continue reading

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A book recommendation for Oprah, with love, From Larry Miller

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Larry Miller for several years now.  When I worked at Coro Pittsburgh, Larry was a program participant for a part-time program.  After the program ended, Larry and I stayed in touch, and since he … Continue reading

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Ah, Poetry

Poetry as a genre will always hold a special place in my heart.  I remember as an English Lit major, taking survey courses that unfolded the world of literature.  The courses painstakingly distinguished certain periods of writing and the themes … Continue reading

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Books with the book expert

I may have mentioned that the workout buddy’s parents own a rare and used book establishment called Clayton Fine Books.  I have a deep fascination with the books that Clayton Fine Books owners Cam and Donna, have collected.  As many … Continue reading

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The Fourth Book: A Writer’s Writer

Elizabeth Costello is a serious character. I didn’t realize this when I first picked up the fourth book in my book project, named after said character, and written by J.M. Coetzee. In fact, I didn’t know anything about the book … Continue reading

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