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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener by Binda Colebrook
Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener

deanna.knoll, January 22, 2013

Endless gray skies call for some pick me ups--how better to do it than planning/planting a garden. An easy to read how-to guide for fresh veggies year round in our beautiful northwest.
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And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead
And Then It's Spring

deanna.knoll, January 2, 2013

For those of us who are ready for spring the day after Christmas, this book reminds kids (and adults) that we have to wait...and wait...and wait. But suddenly...it's spring! A child and whomoever is reading this book to the child, will love the whimsical art and surprises on each page.
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Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson
Nurture Shock: New Thinking about Children

deanna.knoll, January 1, 2013

Not only was this the best book I read in 2012, but probably the past 5 years! I've never had a book absolutely change what I was doing so immediately. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has children.
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Once Upon an Island by David Conover
Once Upon an Island

deanna.knoll, January 1, 2012

It's always good to read a book that takes you back to a simpler time, when living off the land was a much easier idea to think about then it is now. Despite this couple's hardships, surviving a year on an island with next to nothing inspired me to think about more ways to make or use what I already have, rather than running to the closest department store to pick up something new.
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Once Upon an Island by David Conover
Once Upon an Island

deanna.knoll, September 27, 2011

In the midst of our technology driven lives, it was great to read a book chronicling a couple who decided to give up city life and live simply. That's not a rare theme these days, but this book was written in the 1960's when most everyone wanted the chance to leave the country and take up city life. David and Jeanne Conover rid themselves of anything not considered essential to buy themselves an island and turn it into a resort. This short read describes the self sufficiency, stubbornness, joy and ingenuity of two determined people who fell in love with an island together.
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