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Freefalling from One Book to Another

How do you choose which book to read next? I’ve noticed some fine threads that take me from one book to another, and lately the choices haven’t been determined by my book group’s selection. Well, that’s not true. A couple months ago I read Louise Erdrich’s The Round House because my book club was reading […]

Welcome New Year with 25,000-Year-Old Cave Art

Yesterday, after our second attempt visiting a nearby cave, Cueva Cullalvera, we got lucky and happened into a guided visit of another cave in the Ramales area, Cueva Covalanas. These and a half dozen others in this Cantabrian region of Spain were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2008. I didn’t […]

Book Review: In Tasmania

In Tasmania is that rare book – a doggedly researched work of non-fiction that reads like a page-turner. For several years after moving to eastern Tasmania from England, author Nicholas Shakespeare pursued all sorts of leads, delving into his past before even understanding his intricate connections to Tasmania and its people. He uncovers a new […]