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Living in bookishness

I was that kid who was scolded for bringing a book everywhere. Now, I am taller. And I can carry more books.

This site is about giving back, in exchange for the many hours spent in the company of books.

Here, I can share my enthusiasm for those books which have offered me bookish friendships, for those writers’ works which have participated in countless paged conversations.

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A Voracious Enthusiast

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Recent Bookchat

About the pages that I’ve been turning

Fresh bookishness!

Mini Update Sticky Post: March 18th, 2018 Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow will be an addition to my worldchanging reading list: essential stuff. I have just finished

Beyond I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)

The first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography begins with Marguerite arriving in Stamps, Arkansas, at three years old, with her brother, Bailey, one year older, in the care of

A Presence Beyond the Page

Sometimes the body count in my reading is high. Of late, the un-body count has been rising. I noticed the presence in W. G. Sebald, when I

Dear Author:

Do you think there is a match to be made between B.I.P. and a particular book?

Any work that I have ever agreed to accept has been covered on B.I.P. which is partly because I am very fussy about accepting. What happens when I am a willing reader?