Thanksreading 2020: The Un-bear-able Lightness of Reading

Something was wrong. It was the winter of 1985-’86, and I was really sick. Like, REALLY sick. I missed weeks and weeks of school, made numerous trips to different doctors and specialists, and filled countess tubes of blood for testing. What was the diagnosis? There wasn’t one. We still don’t know what was going on. …

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Thanksreading 2020: Secret Origins

For this year’s Thanksreading series, I’m exploring my development as a reader and giving thanks for the books and people who made me the lover of books that I am today.  Out on Route 15 in Johnson, VT, near the intersection with Hog Back Road, there’s a tiny, unassuming shop called Buggyman Antiques. That’s where …

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Thanksreading 2020: A Whale of a Collection

For this year’s Thanksreading series, I’m exploring my development as a reader and giving thanks for the books and people who made me the lover of books that I am today.  Photo credit: lostinthecloud.files.wordpress.com It’s Christmas morning. Maybe 1981? Or 1982? One or the other. I’m pretty sure it’s 1981. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends …

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