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Road Trip!

My husband and I have just returned from a two-week road trip through central and southern Washington State. We retired to Tacoma, WA, on the coast, from St. Louis in 2013. Since then, we’ve slowly (with the two-year hiatus of COVID-19) been exploring other areas of the state.  The more inland parts of the state …

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stack of 3 books plus open book with pen. Title: Top Ten Tuesday

#TopTenTuesday    Books on My TBR Shelves That I STILL Haven’t Read

Today’s topic is Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read. I haven’t been participating in Top Ten Tuesday to have a bunch of past seasonal reading posts, so I’m just going to tell you some of the books that have been on my TBR shelves for a long time and are …

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stack of 3 books plus open book with pen. Title: Top Ten Tuesday

#TopTenTuesday Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Related Post: Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2022 TBR My first Top Ten Tuesday, back in March, was Books On My Spring 2022 TBR. I knew at the time I put the list together that creating it was an exercise in futility, since other books would probably come along that begged to be …

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It’s Pride Month. Here’s what you need to know From CNN, a look at the origin and history of Pride Month. Category: Personal The Novel That Started the Trans Literary Revolution “Imogen Binnie first published Nevada nine years ago. In the near decade since, a renaissance of trans fiction bloomed. Now republished this summer, Binnie …

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Rainbow graphic with text: Pride Month June 2022

Celebrate Pride Month!

(Feature image by Kseniia Timoshenko from Pixabay.) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the …

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The Barrage is Finally Over!

I just published the final two index pages, and shouldn’t be hitting you up with all those notifications any more. Even if there are errors that will need to be corrected, I don’t think you’ll get notices for them.  Thank you for your patience. I ended up only adding about 45 new reviews, though it …

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I’m About to Unleash a Blogging Barrage

I appreciate all of you who follow Notes in the Margin, so I wanted to give you a heads-up: I’m about to unleash a blogging barrage. When my blog broke back in 2018, I was able to copy the text of all my old posts and dump it into a text file. After my hosting …

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Theresa Malkiel, a Jewish socialist immigrant, inspired International Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day began with a Russian-born Jewish woman in New York City, before traveling to the Soviet Union and back again. Source: Theresa Malkiel, a Jewish socialist immigrant, inspired International Women’s Day – The Washington Post

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