Tag Archives: Reading

Go Away! I’m Reading

A couple of weeks ago, Modern Philosophers, I was blogging (whining) about how I didn’t seem to have enough time to accomplish everything I wanted to do over the course of a day. My days have not gotten any longer, … Continue reading

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In The Afterglow

I was sitting in my favorite place at The House on the Hill…with my legs up on the front porch railing. I had a glass of Snapple in one hand and a tattered paperback in the other. “You really do … Continue reading

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Author Turned Into Toad After Publishing “Harry PottErotica”

Strange story out of Milford, Maine today, Modern Philosophers… Suzette LeBlanc, a local author who fancied herself to be a Harry Potter expert and super fan, has been transformed into a big, ugly, scary toad. The incident took place shortly … Continue reading

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That Summer I Almost Hated Charles Dickens

With tomorrow being Bastille Day, Modern Philosophers, my mind can’t help but drift  back to that Summer when I started to hate Charles Dickens. It was the Summer before eighth grade.  Or was it the Summer after seventh grade?  It’s … Continue reading

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A Bloody Creepy Question

“What’s your blood type?” she asked without looking up from the tattered paperback she was reading on her end of the couch. Normally, when a gorgeous woman asks that question, it doesn’t throw me.  However, when it’s posed by my … Continue reading

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Mrs. Claus Working To Improve Elf Literacy

The House on the Hill welcomed a special guest from The North Pole today, Modern Philosophers. Mrs. Claus surprised me with a Writer’s Day visit, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled. “I knew from reading your blog that you … Continue reading

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Man Infected By Bookworm Reads 212 Books In One Week

Old Town’s Marty Frost had never been much of a reader until his wife dragged him to a rundown bookstore near the Canadian border last week.  Ever since that trip, Marty has not been able to stop reading. “He’s been … Continue reading

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The Library: Babysitter, Tutor, Friend, and Muse

It’s a hot, icky night in Maine, Modern Philosophers, but I still walked to the Brewer Public Library to get a new book. Whenever I finish a novel, I’m eager to get started on the next one, and I still … Continue reading

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A Vampire’s Guide To Draining Every Ounce Of Excitement Out Of A Book

Anytime I come across a used bookstore, Modern Philosophers, I like to go inside and search for a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera.  I’ve never found the particular copy for which I’m searching, but I will never … Continue reading

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Brewer Library Starts Book Fight Club To Attract Aggressive New Readers

First Rule of Book Fight Club: Please be quiet while in the Library. I stopped by the library on my way home from work, and was surprised to discover a flyer advertising a Book Fight Club hanging on the wall … Continue reading

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