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The Passion of the Hausfrau

The Passion of the Hausfrau by Nicole Chaison Chaison’s memoir of motherhood hits both the humor and the hurt of motherhood, told in text with comic-style illustrations in the margins. She talks about giving birth – once in a hospital … Continue reading

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French Milk

I went to a lovely convention, Kids Read Comics, a few weeks ago. I learned lots about graphic novels (mostly for kids, but still) and met several lovely librarians. At least one of whom I referred to this blog, and … Continue reading

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Persepolis

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi There are a lot of good comic books out there. And there’s a lot of good “contemporary women’s fiction,” aka book club books out there, with enough heft to carry over an hour or so discussion. … Continue reading

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Gifts Two

Now, remembering all the books that I read, I proceed onwards: Last year, I found out that our youngest teen niece read Sunshine, Robin McKinley’s first adult novel, a vampire book, which had been rejected by her twenty-year-old sister because … Continue reading

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A Long Overdue Review

Snake Hips by Anne Soffee This book has been on my to-read list for quite a while. I first looked into it when garrity was reading it, but as I was pregnant at the time and reading it had started … Continue reading

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The World Is Still out There

Look! I can read fiction and other books not related to babies! No Touch Monkey: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late by Ayun Halliday My father gave me this book to read, probably because I spent some time traveling … Continue reading

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