¿dónde está la biblioteca?

Queen’s College Library at Oxford I’ve been in love with libraries for as long as I can remember. Saturday mornings, my mom used to drop me off at my hometown library on her way to go grocery shopping. I quickly graduated from a storytime participant to helping the librarians return books to the shelves. By the time I was 12, I was biking the 30 minute journey to town, picking out books for my grandmother and myself and biking back home with a backpack full of new treasures. (I also met the Saturday morning paperboy in the reference stacks a

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Yummy Mummy Goodness!

News Flash… I’m pleased to announce that Erica Ehm has chosen The Birth House as a book club pick over at Yummy Mummy! Yes, the Erica Ehm. If you haven’t heard, she’s got a nifty TV show devoted to motherhood, finding balance in your life, and “parking your guilt at the door”. (Gotta love that!) Best of all, there’s a web site to go along with her show and it’s full of all kinds of helpful hints, interesting conversation, and a “between the covers” book club.Here’s a Quote from the web site: A true Yummy Mummy struggles to find the

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mixing memory with desire

April is the cruelest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. (The Burial of the Dead from T.S. Elliot’s The Wasteland) I lost someone this past week. She was not my mother, and yet she saw it fit to mother me every once in a while. She was not my sister, but we shared the conversation of sisters and friends. I was never so nervous to show someone my writing as I was when I boxed up one of

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Oh, Oh Shelagh!

That’s me and Shelagh! I’ll write a detailed blog about my day in Halifax and my interview with Shelagh Rogers (of CBC Radio’s Sounds Like Canada)in the next day or so. (I had a fabulous time. It truly felt like I was having a chat with a dear friend. She’s amazing and just as generous and witty as can be.) If you missed the interview or you’d like to pass it along to others, the wonderful CBC crew has posted it on the Sounds like Canada Web site so you can listen to it any time you like! (thanks Shelagh,

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