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Stillman details the manhunt that followed and explores in fascinating detail the collision of two versions of the American dream. Late on the night of October 16, , John Brown launched a surprise attack on the slaveholding South. Leading a biracial band of militant idealists, he seized the massive armory at Harpers Ferry, freed and armed slaves, and vowed to liberate every bondsman in America.

Brown's daring strike sparked a savage street fight and a counterattack by U. Marines under Robert E. The bloodshed and court drama that followed also shocked a divided nation and propelled it toward civil war. I was enamored of Charlie Schroeder's travelogue through the subculture of reenactment and fascinated by his modern take on ancient warfare. Who knew the proper buttons were so important? They say war is Hell, yet this book is a heck of a lot of fun. Kate Summerscale brilliantly recreates the Victorian world, chronicling the life of Isabella Robinson, wherein the longings of a frustrated wife collided with a society clinging to rigid ideas about sanity, the boundaries of privacy, the institution of marriage, and female sexuality.

When Women Were Birds: She is a columnist for the magazine The Progressive. Doors open at 6: In Refuge, Terry writes about the emotional struggles she faces as her mother succumbs to cancer, as well as the cultural and political implications of environmental degradation in her home state of Utah. After Terry's mother's death, she is left with 54 journals that her mother asked her not to look at until after her passing.

What Terry discovers inside moves her to share her own deep thoughts and words in response. Once again, she is able to bridge the personal and political, and tell a touching story about how we are all interconnected in mysterious, yet powerful ways. Her attention to voice, language, and technique further show that Terry is a powerful female author of our times. Hopefully many people will have the chance to come see this eloquent author speak in Bellingham. For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America.

Based on unprecedented access to Cronkite's private papers as well as interviews with his family and friends, Douglas Brinkley now brings this American icon into focus as never before. Smart and incisive, this unique book takes us through Bruce Springsteen's life by tracing the cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped his music. Beyond his constant stylistic adaptations, Springsteen developed over the decades from a young man expressing the voice of working-class New Jersey, to writing about the larger issues facing the country, including war, class disparity, and prejudice.

When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in , he was tall, gangly and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. Driven by an indomitable will to succeed, the Bananaman lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, Mestizo Indians, soldiers of fortune, Mafia loan-sharks, Honduran peasants and American Presidents.

At the age of one, Imran Ahmad moved from Pakistan to London, growing up torn between his Islamic identity and his desire to embrace the West. In his lifelong struggle against corruption and injustice, he grapples with some of Life's most profound questions.

What does God do exactly? Do you automatically go to Hell for following the wrong religion? How do you persuade a beautiful woman to become your girlfriend? Can you maintain a James Bond persona without the vodka, cigarettes and women—while your parents are trying to arrange your marriage? What started out as recreational use grew into a thirty-pipe-a-day habit that consumed Martin's every waking hour, left him incapable of work, and exacted a frightful physical and financial toll.

In passages that will send a chill up the spine of anyone who has ever lived in the shadow of substance abuse, Martin chronicles his efforts to control and then conquer his addiction. In her mids and tired of the emotional turmoil from failed relationships, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and the loss of her mother, Cheryl Strayed knew she needed to do something drastic to change her life.

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With little experience and a murderously heavy pack, she suffered through the excruciating 2, mile trip. In Wild, Strayed writes about the details of this trip, absorbing the reader into her emotions, and making you feel hopeful that she will pull through at the end.

Through twists and turns you wonder how she ever survived this journey. While the story definitely focuses on many of her struggles, it is the story of the friendships along the way, and of her personal transformation that keep you reading, and fighting the good fight along with her. Martha Gellhorn was one of her generation's greatest journalists, a prizewinning war correspondent, a world-class traveler, and the wife of Ernest Hemingway for five tempestuous years.

Gellhorn has a novelist's eye, a flair for black comedy, and a short fuse. There is not a boring word in her humane and often funny book. My First Coup d'Etat offers a look at Ghana, the country that has long been considered Africa's success stor y. Mahama's is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his personal stories work on many levels—as fables, as history, as cultural and political analysis, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who, unbeknownst to him or anyone else, would grow up to be vice president of his nation.

When I stumbled upon a review for this book online, I was immediately drawn to it. I promptly began reading and Wild quickly became one of the few books that I can justify delaying my copious amount of textbook reading to enjoy instead. Strayed is able to capture some of the raw, honest emotions that I imagine a young female hiker would experience when attempting an unimaginable feat, such as hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone. She doesn't try to sugarcoat anything, nor does she search for pity in her descriptions of her enervating journey and the struggles that led her to the trail.

She is open, vulnerable, and sincere. Her writing is gripping and relatable, despite the fact that her experiences are entirely unique and unimaginable to many. This book is one that really needs to be savored with every page. After having been a good girl and following her mother's advice to snag a husband before she became a twentysomething spinster, Barbara Slate realized that her Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong and that she was living her life according to everyone's rules but her own.

After twelve years of an unblissful marriage, she made her escape. A deeply personal account of the author's struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder during his childhood and college years. Wortmann writes in a delightful voice--sarcastic yet sincere, self-deprecating yet optimistic. Most importantly, Wortmann is a champion of the mentally ill. For him, writing this book is more than just a part of his healing process; this book is a work of activism.

If you or anyone you're close to has suffered from a mental or emotional disorder, Triggered will be just as empowering, inspirational, and hilarious for you as it was for me. In Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith brilliantly articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, evocatively expressing both its painful internal coherence and its absurdities.

He also draws on its most storied sufferers to trace anxiety's intellectual history and its influence on our time. Haunted Fairhaven Full body apparitions, orbs, whisps and shadow people, are just a few of the lesser-known Fairhaven residents that some folks believe haunt the year-old brick buildings of the historic district. In her new book, Haunted Fairhaven, local writer Taimi Dunn Gorman explores the tales of these sightings through the testimonies of current residents and stories of the past.

While researching 's newspapers for murders, suicides, strange deaths and other occurrences, she brought in a team of psychics and photographers to investigate the places where it happened, and call out the supernatural beings that still reside there. Even in Village Books! The results are a fascinating mix of local history, legends, ghost stories and psychic reports. Photographs from the Whatcom Museum add to the story, as do pictures of the psychics at work in present day Fairhaven. Even if you're a non-believer, the history of the district makes for a fascinating read. The boomtown of Fairhaven in the 's brought with it shootings, brothels, and saloons, side by side with grand brick edifices and mansions.

Through the past century of booms and busts, the town has morphed from pioneer settlement to ghost town, speakeasies to pubs, and hippies to condo-dwellers. Take a trip back in time and on to the present, surrounded by the beings that have endured through it all. Watch the Village Books website and weekly email updates for the book launch in early summer and Haunted Fairhaven Ghost Tours in October. To follow the research, view pictures and listen to EVP recordings, visit www. The Chuckanut Radio Hour is a radio variety show that began in January He is the author of ten novels, including the historical thriller series featuring the irrepressible American expatriate Ethan Gage: Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian and naturalist.

With live music by Cabin Fever, you don't want to miss this one! Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar. In Tiny Beautiful Things, she brings the best of her once anonymous Dear Sugar advice column in one place, including never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Rich with humor, insight, compassion, and absolute honesty, this book is a balm for everything life throws our way. The Lady Crooners will provide live music. Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and genius, ingenuity and ambition, and organized around one overriding need: Every turn leads to questions about how the mind perceives the world and processes everyday experience.

Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works—and why, sometimes, it doesn't. When it comes to the study of mind and behavior in the past three decades, the emphasis has shifted from psychoanalysis to a greater focus on biological psychiatry. But while much of this study has focused on the abnormal, a new science of the mind is revealing the roots of both our vulnerabilities and resilience. According to Smoller, the universals of human experience—trust, fear, empathy, temperament, sexual attraction, monogamy—have begun to yield their neurobiological secrets.

For Young and Old Alike. To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between. This Is How is his no-holds-barred book of advice on topics as varied as: How to feel like crap; How to ride an elevator; How to be thin; How to be fat; How to find love; How to feel sorry for yourself; How to get the job; How to end your life; How to remain unhealed; How to finish your drink; How to regret as little as possible; and much more.

Add yourself to the growing list of people who recognize the importance of independent bookstores to the health and culture of communities by buying one more book from us, and one less from chain stores, other online sellers or other retailer s. When a friend extends a drunken invitation to join him on an ancient pilgrimage route across Spain, Gideon grabs his sneakers, glad of the chance to be committed to something and someone. Irreverent, moving, hilarious, and thought-provoking, A Sense of Direction is Lewis-Kraus's dazzling riff on the perpetual war between discipline and desire, and its attendant casualties.

Father Timothy Radcliffe argues that Christianity will only thrive today, overcoming the challenges of secularism and religious fundamentalism, if we rediscover the beauty of baptism. It touches the deepest dramas of human life: The Story of Earth advances two controversial claims: As Hazen reveals how we gained a moon, then oceans, then continents, and finally oxygen-breathing life, we meet colorful personalities along the way.

In a clarion call to remember Earth's CO2-heavy past, Hazen also shows how human actions could transform our habitat in a geological blink. Journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. The transmission of the virus—often from rabid dog to man—reawakened a primal fear of wild animals. The cultural response was to create fictional embodiments of those anxieties—ravenous wolfmen, bloodsucking vampires, and armies of mindless zombies. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs.

They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones. Now Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-of-its-kind guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the universe. It will be the choices we make in this century that will affect that future more than any previous generation.

We are living at the dawn of the Age of Humans; the only question is how long that Age will last. Drawing upon the latest, groundbreaking work of a handful of climate visionaries, Deep Future helps us look beyond AD to the next hundred thousand years of life on Earth. In this vibrant hymn to the sea, Callum Roberts—one of the world's foremost conservation biologists—leads readers on a fascinating tour of mankind's relationship to the sea, from the earliest traces of water on earth to the oceans as we know them today. In the process, Roberts looks at how the taming of the oceans has shaped human civilization and affected marine life.

Taylor takes his stroll around the bay in Naples with the acute sensitivity of a lover, the good humor of a friend, and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. His curiosity leads him to many byways, and his passion for this ancient city and its people becomes, in his graceful prose and amusing anecdotes, irresistibly contagious.

But this book, a series of essays written while living in West Africa, proves she is a very adept and enjoyable writer in prose as well. As an adventuresome American teacher living alone in Africa, Sibyl's stories touch on the difficulties of everyday life within a foreign culture, loneliness while surrounded by a crowd of strangers, and the absurdity of ordinary life. I found this laugh-out-loud enjoyable, and sometimes even a sad, poignant look into living as a stranger in a strange world. Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, the book fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as it is—not as we wish it would be. Meetings are from 12 to 1: When disaster strikes in the Death Zone, Chhiring finds Pasang stranded on an ice wall, without an axe, waiting to die.

The rescue that follows has become the stuff of mountaineering legend. From the lowest and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere to almost the highest, Daniel Arnold walks with only a backpack full of empty two-liter bottles. His only companions are bighorn sheep and the ghosts of adventurers like Mary Austin, who learned the secret trails of the Shoshone Indians. With his beautiful photographs to bring it all to life, this is an epic journey across America's most legendary desert. Inconstant and forbidding, the Arctic has lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries—pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge, technology, and endurance.

A Fabulous Kingdom charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole, chronicling the lives and adventures that would eventually throw light on this "magical realm" of sunless winters. With compelling detail, Fagan reveals how seafaring evolved so that the forbidding realms of the sea gods were transformed from barriers into a nexus of commerce and cultural exchange. From bamboo rafts in the Java Sea to triremes in the Aegean, from Norse longboats to sealskin kayaks in Alaska, Fagan crafts a captivating narrative of humanity's urge to challenge the unknown and seek out distant shores.

Audrey Sutherland decided, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Navigational expert Tristan Gooley unlocks the directional clues hidden in everything from a windswept tree to birdsong to the depth of a puddle. Enriched by illustrations and anecdotes collected across centuries and cultures, natural navigation will keep you on course and open your eyes to the small wonders of the world.

Daphne Sheldrick is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death.

In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans. Are you a local lover? Do you love Thinking Local First and supporting the local, independently owned businesses that make our community one-of-a-kind? Check out these upcoming events and publications to enjoy the BEST of what our unique community has to offer! Where the Locals Go! Save on the items you need and want from Locals. Sales from the book support the Think Local First!

Look for local food themed events, dining specials at your favorite local restaurants and the amazing harvest of local food available directly from farmers. For more details visit www. She knows that I know. She wants to buy local, but how can she justify paying almost twice as much? Amazon appears "progressive" in this environment because they do offer some full-time employment and more than one bathroom break a shift.

More importantly, Jeff Bezos long ago mastered the motivational language of business textbooks. Meanwhile, in the background, the real driving force in these warehouses was a much more enduring American value: It was all about production numbers. But even within this new downwardly-mobile economy there are two kinds of business models. I, like some of my compatriots at Amazon, have benefits, but my employers will not threaten me if I use them.

More importantly, my employers love what they sell and love the community that they sell it in. We are a business, yes, but our larger goal is something more intangible: All those indefinable qualities like employee satisfaction must go out the window.

So the next time you shop with us think of it as not only supporting local business, but not supporting a system that devalues everything in its path. And this goes for everything on the internet that is sold cheaply. Although as consumers we keep trying! Even in the e-book realm, cheap pricing relies on the sacrifice of traditional arts like editing, not to mention the many environmental and labor issues swirling around the manufacture of e-readers.

A physical book is a work of art that can last literally hundreds of years. Rem has been working at Village Books since just before the end of the last century. He is an avid knitter and bicycle commuter. A typical co-dependent, he enjoys walks on the beach, going to support groups, and taking anti-depressants. Michael Ian Black has now written a memoir that's part hilarity and part "Oh, thank goodness I'm not the only one!

We need more people who aren't afraid to say what we all think. It was the moment that I found myself on the phone with my sister, both of us in tears laughing as I read out loud the part about how to gut and clean a deer, that I knew that 1. Jenny Lawson is one sick chicken and 2. So are my sister and I. If you don't know Jenny Lawson aka-The Bloggess , please take a moment to introduce yourself to this book and to her blog: For Dad or the Graduate in your life? You can purchase Online Gift Codes in various increments that will be emailed to the recipient along with a personal message of your choosing.

Yes, it's just that easy. You asked for it, you got it! Who do you want to advertise with? Audit Bureau of Circulation. Political columnist Linda Hirshman chronicles the Gay Rights movement, viewing it within the tradition of American justice and freedom. As she persuasively argues, it was—and continues to be—a battle of citizens struggling to define themselves and take their rightful place in society.

Hirshman shows how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens—blurring rigid gender lines, altering the shared culture, and broadening our definitions of family. With Liberty and Justice for Some: The founding principle of the United States was that the rule of law would be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all.

But over the past four decades, this principle has been eviscerated. Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that protect America's elite from accountability, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world.

Chris Hedges and renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco spent two years gathering the stories of people living in America's "sacrifice zones," places like the coal country of West Virginia, now ravaged by mountaintop removal, where profit has been placed above people for generations.

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The result is this striking multi-media work, which pairs sobering investigative journalism with illustrations of the men and women whose lives are governed and often defined by the marginalized places in which they live. This is not just a book about issues, it's a book about individuals. Not to be missed. At a time when more than 70 percent of American women don't consider themselves to be feminists, Caitlin Moran offers a much-needed polemic on feminism and the state of women today.

Moran interweaves her funny, common-sense observations with scenes from her own life, from her terrible thirteenth birthday "I am overweight, have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me" through the riot of adolescence to her life as a writer, wife, and a mother.

The race to collect as much personal data about us as possible—and to customize our online experience accordingly—is now the defining battle for today's Internet giants, such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. As a result, each of us will increasingly live in our own unique information universe—what MoveOn. Everett was a missionary who wanted to help translate the Bible into every language on Earth. Along the way, he lost his faith, but he gained an extensive knowledge of the languages of the peoples of the Amazon.

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Languages that are so unusual that they have led him to dispute leading linguist Noam Chomsky's theories of Universal Grammar. So here's the question he wants us to consider: The paintings represent an ongoing narrative: This book features over 40 simple, inexpensive projects by popular Seattle blogger Amy Anderson to celebrate this versatile product and all things decoupage. Contemporary, fun, and welcoming crafting superstars Cathie Filian and Candie Cooper join in , the projects include home accessories, holiday decor, and jewelry.

In her accomplished second collection of poems, Katrina Vandenberg writes from the intersection of power and forgiveness. With poems named for letters of the Phoenician alphabet, and employing such innovative forms as the ancient ghazal, Vandenberg deciphers the seemingly indecipherable in this extraordinary becoming of self through language. Moving between the physical and the abstract, the individual and the collective, Alphabet Not Unlike the World unearths meaning--with astonishing beauty--from the pain of loss and separation.

I love Wendell Berry's poetry--it's beautiful, heartfelt, and resonates on a deep spiritual level. His love of the natural world shines through, as does his love of his family and friends. Which doesn't mean this is all light and roses, as he also discusses the complexity of death and being left behind, anger at waste and carelessness, and human stupidity. This book is a collection of poems from almost all of his previously published works. It's a privilege to witness this poetic evolution of a man throughout the years, and stepping through the pages is pure pleasure.

If you like poetry, you will enjoy this small book, in which Housden, a lover of poetry and contemplation, writes essays about poems, extracting specific poignant meanings as he goes deeply into each one. He has selected 10 poems with a similar theme, in this case saying goodbye to something or someone, and takes the reader on a journey into new dimensions so he or she can experience a deeper beauty and message.

Far from being sad, these poems are rich with insight and hope. Once a week, Village Books sends out an email newsletter packed full of store and book information including our latest LitLive events, sale dates, and on occasion, store coupons! Twice each week, we provide Shelf Awareness for Readers book reviews. Monday evening, April 23, marked the first U. Tens of thousands of givers in more than towns and cities from coast to coast gave books to folks provided at no cost by the program , hoping to encourage them to read more.

The books were www. Nearly every culture and faith promotes the adage that it is better to give than to receive. Listening to the stories and seeing the faces of a number of the givers this evening certainly proved that is true. It was an amazing experience. Want to be part of it in ? Enrique Vila-Matas traces a journey that connects the worlds of Joyce and Beckett, revealing the difficulties faced by literary authors, publishers, and good readers in a society where literature is losing influence. A robust work, Dublinesque is a masterwork of irony, humor, and erudition by one of Spain's most celebrated living authors.

Friends groups in South Whatcom County and Ferndale are in the process of raising funds to build two libraries—one a remodel of a barn to the south, and a brand new building to the north. The new facility will allow service to a population that has more than doubled since the current building was constructed in Fundraising is scheduled to wrap up by the end of this year, with construction beginning in the summer of Friends of the Sudden Valley Library may be contacted about donations at , ext.

Building Community One Book at a Time. She began shopping at Village Books when she first arrived and has been one of the store's most regular customers ever since. Why, then, would she sign the One Book Pledge? Janet is passionate about books, and about her independent bookstore that's Village Books. Witness this excerpt from her essay "This I Believe. Most importantly, this visit ensures a pleasant surprise encounter with beloved fellow congregants, and an opportunity to soak up the positive energy of a building filled with thousands of books.

I leave this sanctuary feeling more energized, buoyant and hopeful about the world.

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When asked what she specifically likes about Village Books, she replies, "Where do I start? The business is part of what makes Bellingham a beautiful, quality community. Relationships are possible with the owners and I like financially supporting my friends. When Janet's not reading hard to imagine when that might be, as she reads 45 to 55 non-fiction and poetry books each year—with an occasional novel thrown in she loves to be engaged in any "self-propelled" outdoor activity—hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing. You can learn more about the One Book Pledge at www. When I get on my bike, I just want to have fun, or maybe reduce my carbon footprint.

I'm not a jock, don't have thighs of steel, or want to prove I'm the most competitive SOB on the road. If you are like me, you'll find this book a most welcome change from other biking books out there focused on racing and performance. Written by the founder of Rivendell Bikes, the author bases his opinions on 40 years of bike riding as a racer and commuter, covering such information as: The underlying philosophy throughout the book is that biking should be fun and anyone can be successful at it, not just the jocks. Join Mary Dumas for a thought-provoking lunch hour discussing books that ask us to consider how we, as community members, can more skillfully contribute to the creation of a civilly engaged community.

July 18th, noon —In the Garden of Beasts: Book Group Join us the last Saturday of the month at 2pm. Meetings are in the VB Readings Gallery. Recommended for children aged 10 and over, this group is intended to be a supportive place for adults and kids to engage in stimulating conversation about books. Discuss books from a variety of genres with Cindi at 7pm the 1st Monday of each month. This group is open to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. Bring your suggestions and we will decide our books selections for Afternoon Book Chat Come discuss contemporary literature with Sittrea the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm.

July 11th, 1pm —In the Garden of Beasts: Motherhood by the Book Meet with Claire the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2pm for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home. June 10th, 2pm —Traveling with Pomegranates: We discuss contemporary and classic texts on conservation, agriculture, and environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Occasionally, we also include fictional literature that inspires a sense of place and attachment to our native landscape.

Have you heard about our book group newsletter? This monthly newsletter, presented by VB staff member Rachel, is packed with author and staff interviews, book reviews, genre focuses, and discussion questions. Sign up by updating your email profile at VillageBooks. Is your neighbor hanging in the Whatcom Museum? Population is a solo exhibition that includes more than 50 portraits of Bellingham citizens by American artist Ray Turner.

Open noon-5, Tuesday — Sunday www. Call or visit any of our 10 convenient offices in Whatcom County www. By the time she was 12, she had written a Nancy Drew-type mystery because, she recently explained to the audience at Western Washington University, "Nancy Drew was what I read and what I liked. She enjoyed teaching from , earning a masters in counseling and psychology along the way.

The interesting thing about a poetry reading is that it takes the reading experience out of a solitary setting, and into a group environment. The experiences of solitary readings and group readings are highly different, but in my opinion are equally valid and enjoyable. My favorite poetry readings are those where the group dynamic lends power to the readers, allowing individual listeners to be swept away from their personal worlds and into the world of the reader on stage.

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My goal for the summer is to read more books by women, because in my efforts to read the classics, and in the male bias of many of my English classes, the majority of the books I've read are by men. It is especially important for me, as a woman writer attending a women's college in the Fall, to read the work of women. Popular posts from this blog Stanley Kubrick: Stanley Kubrick was born in into a middle-class Jewish family in the Bronx. Though he was not raised in a religious family, Kubrick grew up immersed in a strongly Jewish context.

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