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April 2017 Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon – Update Five

Wow. It is still raining here in Chicago, and even worse than earlier. Normally I would argue this is excellent reading weather, but it is so dreary all ...

Published On April 28, 2017

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    Thesis: Gender, Fantasy, and Empowerment in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander

    Introduction Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander is the story of Claire and Jamie, an unlikely couple from two different historical and social settings who found love in the most unlikely of circumstances. Claire and Frank, who spent the first seven years of their marriage separated by war, are on their second honeymoon in Scotland when the story begins. After visiting the sacred stones at ...

    Published On May 26, 2014
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    My Book Challenge

    I must start this post by stating what has now become clear to me – I have a problem. Okay, “a problem” may be unnecessarily harsh so let’s rephrase – I have a need to address what is potentially becoming a very serious issue. In my home office I have one, floor to ceiling, wall of bookshelves that currently boast only one ...

    Published On May 19, 2013
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    Time to be thankful so I can eat

    Today is Thanksgiving. The infamous day we allow ourselves to eat 5000 calories without guilt because we know we will work off these calories tomorrow morning while we struggle to safely hang the outdoor Christmas lights around the house, setup the unavoidably lopsided tree, and participate in a tinsel dance party with the many cats who dwell in our homes. Until the ...

    Published On November 22, 2012
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    To write or not to write?

    Long, long ago, when I was in my early teens, I seem to recall that I considered my weekends to be my time off, a time in which I could lounge around the house during the day while spending my evenings with my family and friends. How quickly times change. My weekends have now become my ‘catch up on your reading’ period, ...

    Published On May 3, 2012
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    The long road to a digital library concentration

    After reading countless articles on the importance of branding myself as an information professional, which includes increasing my use of social networking sites, I am finally getting around to creating a blog – although I am certain that no one will read it. ...

    Published On May 3, 2011