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In February of 2011, I retired from my job as Youth Services Librarian. I worked at the same library for 22 years. Now, I do book reviews on my blog, run storytelling workshops for kids and write the odd poem and story. Someday I hope to be a published author. I also tell stories as I make noise, sometimes melodic, on my accordion. Update: 2015. Still retired, but now I'm a long dista... More
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12/29/2016Books of December - Gifts (0 Comments )
I have several siblings (several- more than three, less than a dozen).  For years, I gave every sibling a Christmas present.  Then, I gave every sibling and his or her significant other a Christmas present.  THEN, I gave every... Read the rest of this post
12/27/2016The Anthropology of Gifts - Part One (0 Comments )
The Anthropology of Gifts - Part OneLook what I got in the mail right before Christmas!  -a beautiful slip-covered copy of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass with the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.  (The... Read the rest of this post
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1. The Fix-It Man (Hardcover)
    Author: Dimity Powell
    Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
    Publisher: EK Books
N/A 11/12/2016
Karen said: Putting this book on my "must-read" list. The cover looks inviting but the subject matter is daunting. Still, so many people look for books on the subject of death for small children.
tags: Inspired me
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Comment by Karen Maurer on 5/25/2017 at 5:12 PM:
So, once again, I drop by. I will try to get here more often in the future. Check out my blog to see what I'm up to. I am reading more than I am reviewing. https://booksnstories.blogspot.com/2017/05/who-knew-5-things-i-learned-from-books.html
Comment by Karen Maurer on 11/12/2016 at 5:53 AM:
Hey! I am looking for very current books about the American holiday of Thanksgiving. I prefer early readers/ picture books but if you have suggestions for chapter books I'll take them. Thanks.
Comment by Karen Maurer on 7/13/2015 at 9:51 AM:
I haven't been here in months and months and months! Hi! How have you all been? Hope you are all well!
Comment by Kaza Kingsley on 4/5/2008 at 5:53 PM:
I'm so glad you liked Erec Rex: The Dragon's Eye. I can't wait to hear what you think of Book Two! You can email me through my website also at http://www.erecrex.com.
Kaza Kingsley
Comment by Stephen Macquignon on 2/28/2008 at 9:01 AM:
What type of stories do you tell while playing?
Comment by Karen Glennon on 2/19/2008 at 10:03 AM:
Read up on the number of rejections famous authors have! Promise yourself 20 rejections for each piece you send it. Remember it is usually only one reader, one rejection says nothing--20 ? maybe look a little closer at it. Karen
Comment by Karen Glennon on 2/19/2008 at 10:01 AM:
Hi Karen,
they must have your age wrong. Age 15 and 20 years as a librarian!! :) Thanks for the encouragement. Same to you. Don't give up. Karen Glennon
Comment by Eric Hammond on 2/15/2008 at 3:52 PM:
Hello, Karen.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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