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Archive for September 2011

Books As Weapons: A War on Words

Tomorrow is the final day of Banned Books Week, 2011.  In the words of the American Library Association: “Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while…

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CHUsday and Bread’s Baking in the Oven

If you’ve tuned in for the first time, you can read all about CHUsday and my monthly giveaway here.  Or go to Cookbook Hoarders United under categories and see what we’ve been doing. The comments have slacked off, so if you’re pulling out old cookbooks, you’re not telling me and entering the giveaway.  Why not…

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Sunday Poetry: I Cried Over Beautiful Things

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Friday was the first day of fall, and deserves a poem in commemoration. I’ve chosen Autumn  Movement by Carl Sandburg, and because it’s in public domain, I can quote it here.    Autumn, a time…

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Waiting And Praying For The End

In my house it’s easy to tell how close I am to turning in a book.  1–We eat takeout and frozen foods from the last decade. 2–I begin to wear clothing that under normal circumstances I would use to dust my furniture. 3–I can’t remember the date, often even the month, since it does NOT…

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CHUsday: Where Do You Go When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking?

Let’s get the biz part over fast.  In an effort to make use of some of those MANY cookbooks lining your shelves, some (most?) of which you haven’t opened in a year, we’re doing a fun giveaway here called Cookbook Hoarders United.  Just try a recipe from one of your orphaned cookbooks (one you haven’t…

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Sunday Poetry: The Domesticity of Addition

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Today’s poem, Numbers by Mary Cornish, comes to us from Poetry 180, and I’ve included it in honor of all those students and teachers back in classrooms this month, struggling with addition or algebra or calculus. …

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CHUsday’s Winner and Herbed Oven Crisp Chicken

We completed August with some great entries in the CHU giveaway.  Random.org chose Lee Ann’s entry–which was actually the first–a selection from the cookbook, Adventures In Cooking, from the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana and submitted by a Mrs. G.V. Swigart. The book came to Lee Ann from Great-Grandmother “B,” and Lee Ann chose…

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Sunday Poetry: As It Is Remembered

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday blogs here. Today is September 11th, and the poem, Heaven by Patrick Phillips, is in honor of all who live on only in memories.  Phillips gives us a poignant image of the afterlife to ponder.  What…

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Button Holed: An Interview With Author Kylie Logan

Welcome, Kylie. Before we go too much further I ought to point out you’ve been here before under an alias. Now you’ve taken on an entirely new identity? Exactly what are you running from and who’s after you? Are we going to get into trouble for harboring you on this blog and for giving away…

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