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    book club update

    Mar 22, 2010

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    a little while ago i asked you all to vote on our next book club selection out of six choices that were picked from your suggestions when we first started the book club.  the winner of the vote was stephen chbosky’s “the perks of being a wallflower.” however we also received several comments from people (…) Read more »

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    taciturn heart

    Mar 06, 2010

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    we’ve posted some of marcelo gomes’s work on the blog before-  his photos are breathtaking.  he emailed me recently and told me about his new book, taciturn heart, so i took the opportunity to ask him some questions for the blog! i was born in brazil, but i’ve been living in the u.s. on and (…) Read more »

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    happy birthday dr. seuss

    Mar 02, 2010

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    “don’t cry because it’s over.  smile because it happened.”  – dr. seuss what was your favorite dr. seuss book?  mine was always the cat in the hat…i loved thing 1 and thing 2  :) (…) Read more »

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    the catcher in the rye

    Jan 28, 2010

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    “certain things, they should stay the way they are. you ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” – j.d. salinger j.d. salinger, author of my favorite book of all time, passed away yesterday at age 91. (…) Read more »

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    not just any book

    Jan 27, 2010

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    after today’s DIY post, an fp girl here at the home office showed me a project she did, also involving butterflies. at first glance, it’s a normal book… …but then you open it: isn’t that amazing? she cut out the inside and created this beautiful little scene.  i love it! (…) Read more »

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    vote for the next book club selection!

    Jan 18, 2010

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    well everyone…the time has come for us to choose our next book for the free people book club! this time around we want you to vote…we picked six books from the list of suggestions we got from our readers, a few of which many of you recommended.  check them out, and vote for your top (…) Read more »

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    on the road – final post

    Jan 04, 2010

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    well we have come to the end of our first book club selection, jack kerouac’s on the road. i’ve read the book several times, but this time i really took notice of the writing style.  kerouac got a lot of criticism for his skill as a writer due to the fact that it was written (…) Read more »

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    book club update!

    Dec 21, 2009

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    as i’m nearing the end of on the road i was inspired to take a look at the fashion of the beat generation.  beatniks were characterized by their rebellious spirit and anti-establishment, anti-materialistic philosophy, and they expressed this through stark and simple fashion.  jack kerouac and his crew wore old, ripped jeans and t-shirts because (…) Read more »

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    on the road: part two

    Dec 07, 2009

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    “what is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by.  but we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” what did you all think of part two of on the (…) Read more »

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    firefly literacy fund

    Dec 07, 2009

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    some friends of mine are involved in a nonprofit organization called the firefly literacy fund that I think is really cool…it’s all about bridging the opportunity gap in the city of philadelphia by working with families, teachers, schools and shelters.  they have donated hundreds of books to elementary school students and this past october they (…) Read more »

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    book club update

    Dec 01, 2009

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    is everyone enjoying on the road so far? feel free to raise any questions or share any thoughts you may have on part one! we thought we’d give everyone a little more time to get through part two, so check back for a post on monday, december 7, about part two of the book. (…) Read more »

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    on the road: part one

    Nov 23, 2009

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    did everyone finish reading part one of on the road? what did you think? i love part one of the book because it really captures the feelings of freedom and independence as sal (kerouac) crosses the country for the first time. i was lucky enough to be able to take a road trip in the (…) Read more »

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