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Books I Love – The Connecticut Contingent Part II

BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT, PART II 5.  THE EIGHTH DAY by Thornton Wilder In my last post, I talked about four of my favorite Connecticut-connected authors:  Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ursula Curtiss, and Sigrid Undset.  But my … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT

WEBSITE UPDATE 8/13/2017 BOOKS I LOVE: THE CONNECTICUT CONTINGENT We went to Connecticut this summer on a combined research and family trip. It’s our fiftieth wedding anniversary this year, so my husband and our daughter and I went back to … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE: ECLIPSE REDUX

WEBSITE UPDATE: ECLIPSE REDUX “When suddenly, and without warning, there was this total eclipse of the sun…” Little Shop of Horrors Witnessing a total eclipse is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, and that’s definitely what I thought it would … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH

BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH When I visited England the first time, the place I most wanted to go was Oxford, the home of some of my favorite writers.  I wanted to see the Bridge of Sighs where … Continue reading

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MY 2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Website Update–2017 New Year’s Resolutions–1-24-17 MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS My New Year’s resolutions are always late and always the same–write more, eat more fruits and vegetables, clean the basement, do my New Year’s resolutions on time. Not this year, though. … Continue reading

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BELLWETHER, LIBRARY CULLING, AND SAVING THE BOOKS WE LOVE

In my short novel, BELLWETHER, my heroine Sandra made a practice of checking out her favorite books and the classics to keep them from being summarily discarded by the public library. I did that because I’d had a terrible experience … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE–12-27-16–THE ROCKETTES AND TRUMP

WEBSITE UPDATE–12-27-16–THE ROCKETTES AND TRUMP The Rockettes made the news this week. Several times. First, Trump’s campaign announced that they were going to perform at the Inauguration, which didn’t totally surprise me, even though Trump has had a hard time … Continue reading

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Post Election Thoughts From Connie Willis

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 The Day After the Election My mom died when I was twelve, and one of the things I remember about that day was how strange it felt that the world continued to go on going to … Continue reading

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Crosstalk – News and Information

Crosstalk by Connie Willis is being published by Del Rey on October 4th, 2016. Part romantic comedy and part social satire, here one of science fiction’s most lauded authors examines the consequences of having too much connectivity, and what happens … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM WALES I: BUCKLAND AND WESTMARCH AND ELVES, OH MY!

NOTES FROM WALES I: BUCKLAND AND WESTMARCH AND ELVES, OH MY! My family and I just got back from England, where we spent two weeks touring Cornwall and Wales. We saw Doc Martin’s village, Tintagel Castle, Dartmoor, Tintern Abbey, the … Continue reading

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