Ex Libris: The Plantagenets

“What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” — Eleanor of Aquitaine (Kathryn…
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Ex Libris: The Company

A book concentrated on the 350-year history of one company may not sound…
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Remembering 9/11

Twenty years ago, we could not have asked for a more beautiful morning;…
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Bound to the Past

While Beowulf is one of the most important and most translated works of…
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Reading Aloud Favorites

“Mom, that’s not Nagaina’s voice! That’s how Nag sounds.” Mary quickly caught my…
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Operation Jackpot

The story is utterly fantastic, with a list of villains so long one…
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Ex Libris: The Bells & Other Poems

Oh, from out the sounding cells, What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!…
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A Toothsome Find

A feeling of a subdued, anxious weight fills my throat and stomach whenever the…
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Columbia on the Road

The original South Carolina Constitution required the governor and other constitutional officers to…
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Ex Libris: The Complete Flower Fairies

My buds, they cluster small and green; The sunshine gaineth heat: Soon shall…
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Ex Libris: Lords of the Fly

"And then they saw them arcing through the waves. Tarpon. Almost too large…
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Ex Libris: Northanger Abbey

“It is only a novel ... or, in short, only some work in…
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