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Is it a good idea to go to a Literary Festival that you heard about on Facebook?

What I found at the “Festival” This weekend I went to Elizabeth City, which is about, about 45 minutes away from my hometown, to attend a Literary and Arts Festival. It was suggested on my Facebook feed, and I decided to go check it out without seeking any information other than what I found on …

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If you love “Little Women” and “Anne of Green Gables”, have you read “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”?

One of my favorite books is Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.  It’s very similar to Anne of Green Gables, which I didn’t read until I was a teenager, and Little Women, which I think I first read as an adult. As a child I read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm over and over.  Rebecca may have seemed …

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Why should you go to a book event if the theme doesn’t interest you?

  The Chesapeake Black Ink Festival: My Experience After enjoying the National Book Festival a few weeks ago in Washington, DC, I decided to go to a much smaller festival hosted by my city’s local library system.  The festival was called, “Black Ink”, and the theme was urban literature, which means literature by and about …

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3 Different Books about Women who fed people for a living, and made it???

  Buy on Amazon Imitation of Life Two-Movie Special Edition Starring Claudette Colbert, Lana Turner, Louise Beavers, Juanita Moore, Warren William Buy on Amazon   Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon   Buy on Amazon   Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon What was the world trying to tell women in the 30’s, 40’s and …

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Nilda, a classic of Hispanic-American lit: How an artist can make you see with words

When I was a kid, most of my books came from the public library. I don’t think I went to a bookstore until I was seven or eight years old, and then the children’s book section was small, unlike the entire room devoted to children at the central library. One of the library books I …

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