100 Word Challenge: Fire

Over the weekend, I finish reading a book I borrowed from my local library, appropriately titled, “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean. It was about the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library that destroyed hundreds of thousands of books and other library materials – maps, film, music scores, plays, art… From the book:…

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100 Word Challenge: Denial

Have you ever stopped reading a book because the story line was heading toward one of the characters, one that you really like, doing something stupid and you didn’t want to believe it, don’t want to see that train wreck. You hope against hope that what you fear would happen, doesn’t. That’s where I am.…

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100 Word Challenge: Speak

I’ve been on a tear recently with this reading thing. Up to book 11 since the beginning of May and will most likely finish numbers 12 and 13 by the end of this week. I’m kind of digging “No TV” during the day, too. Right now, I am on book nine of a 16 book…

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100 Word Challenge: Escape

I think my word for 2019, so far, has been Slug – mentally, physically and literarily. It’s been months (possibly years) since I’ve actually finished a book. Once upon a time, I always had a book with me and read near-constantly. Not so much is the recent past. I’m happy to say that in the…

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Bibliophilia

A quiet, soft spot to be alone A steaming cuppa, a good book, warm blanket, Getting lost in the words of a land unknown Knights and maidens glorified in iambic sonnet Uncharted stars and worlds strange Joining an unexpected journey with a Hobbit A family saga set against the good earth Freedom to read radical…

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Quiet please

The cavernous chamber rose three levels to a pitched, glass ceiling. Covered in layers of soot and bird droppings, the skylight offered little light. At floor level, massive desks lined the room. Dusty study lamps, long dark, sat forlornly on the tabletops. Rolling ladders hung from rods above bookshelves running the length of the walls…

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