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Proud public school librarian/teacher; believe in reading widely and deeply.

Groups: Readers and Book Lovers, Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter

Diaries published: 128 (49 days since last diary on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 2864 (19 days since last comment on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 07:26 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 2039

Total Comment Ratings: 3600

Most Recommended Diary: Contemporary Fiction Views: A new series, 60 comments, 49 recommends

People Following bookgirl: 48

bookgirl's Most Recent Diaries:

Dear fellow Readers and Book Lovers, Well, I tried, but couldn't gather my thoughts for something that's been bothering me. Which is pretty much that a culture that does not value culture, that ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
March Madness, to many people, means endless college basketball games, brackets and pools. March also is the month of book battles, particularly the annual Tournament of Books at The Morning News . ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
A short literary novel with a structure that informs the story, and a traditional horror tale from a master storyteller generated unexpected connections in reading this week. Jenny Offill's Dept. ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The difference in focus and scope in short stories and novels is not as great as is sometimes supposed. A short story, I was taught, has one central point, one focus, one perspective. It makes a ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Cheryl Glickman may not know any of Barbara Pym's excellent women, but this protagonist of Miranda July's first novel, The First Bad Man , is one of them. The middle-aged, never-married Cheryl lives ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 18 Recommends
A young girl on the cusp of womanhood, struggling to continue after the sudden loss of her mother, and a long-dead Renaissance painter known only to history through a letter demanding more pay, are ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 16 Recommends

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