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Topical Tips: Scary

My word, it’s been a looooong time since I did a Topical Tips.  And Halloween’s been covered before, but since Neil Gaiman suggested the birth of a new book-giving tradition a couple of days ago, and I’m definitely all for …

Topical Tips: Lost Symbol

For those of you who had been waiting with bated breath: the new Dan Brown is on sale at last!  Enjoy it.  To celebrate this fact, here are five titles somewhat connected: Decoding the Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Authoritative Guide …

Topical Tips: Faust

In honor of last Saturday’s author event in the Treehut in Den Haag, where Dina Nayeri chatted about and signed her book Another Faust, here are five titles along similar lines (if you missed, don’t worry, you should have another …

Topical Tips: Back to School

I know, I know, I’ve already done one,  but it’s such a momentous occasion (especially since both blogmistresses have school-going kids now!) that I can’t resist another one: Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry.  I pretty much learned to …

Topical Tips: Moon

So, where were you, forty years ago, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?  I was but a twinkle in my daddy’s eye, as they say, so I can’t share my memories, but we hope you will.  Sigrid had a …