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Bookbits for July 18th, 2014

First and foremost, rest in peace to all aboard the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight.  Best wishes and ‘sterkte’ to everyone who knew someone on the flight.  It hardly seems fair the sun shines so brightly today. R. I. P. also …

Bookbits for June 7th, 2012

R. I. P. The legend that is Ray Bradbury died yesterday, aged 91.  “There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.” Obituaries can be found here, here, and here. If you loved Ernest Cline’s …

Bookbits for August 16th, 2011

School has started again (here in The Hague, anyway), and with that a more-or-less normal life for your blogmistresses.  Which of course will again include attempts at regular bookbits.  Heh. Remember that teaser for more Harry Potter? Well, pottermore.com is …

Shelf Obsession: Ching Chuan Chiu

You’ve been invited to dinner at someone’s home. Your host is busy in the kitchen and you wait in the living room. What do you do to pass the time? Admit it: you snoop around their bookshelves don’t you? We …

Bookbits for August 19th, 2010

Well, I’m back at work, my kid is back at school – we’re all settling into a routine again.  And so I’m hoping I can add a Bookbits a week to it.  I know, I know, that might be a …