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It's the Krampus is Coming to Town Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Krampus is Coming to Town Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Is the Elf on the Shelf no longer effective in terrifying your Little Ones into appropriate behavior in hopes of scoring big on the morning of the 25th? You all should be aware of the Elf on the Shelf by now. He is a creepy little elf doll with a smug grin who moves around your house monitoring your child ...

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It's the Gavlebocken Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Gävlebocken Edition of _You Are What You Read_. But before we learn all about that, I wanted to give you all an early present from all of us to you all. As with past years we have increased the amount of **_[Hoopla](https://www.hoopladigital.com/)_** you can borrow from now until January 31st from 7 check outs to 10. Enjoy your downloaded e-Goodness as you all run arou ...

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It's the Friday the Thirteenth Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Friday the Thirteenth edition of _You Are What You Read_. As if the full moon this week and impending midterms were not enough, the Universe decides to throw in a Friday the Thirteenth. Thanks Universe. While I am not afraid of Fridays of any number I do face the full moon with some trepidation. People always ask me with a cock of the head, a quizzical look and an ...

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It's the Warring Rodents Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Warring Rodent’s Edition of _You Are What You Read_. As you are all very aware, I am sure, yesterday was Groundhog Day. A day, in which we seem to throw modern science and fancy book learning to the winds and let rodents make climate predictions for us. While it is a predominately German tradition, there are glimmers of it in Scotland and England also. The premise ...

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It's the Urban Round Up Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Urban Round Up edition of _You Are What You Read_. For those keeping a score card re: The Battle of the Rodents, I am here to tell you we are in a dead tie. Both **Phil** and **Chuck** have 2 weeks each where they can proclaim themselves the winner. The mild temps from the last two weeks have put Chuck finally in the plus column. Go Chuck, go! In other hopeful sig ...

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It's the Spring Forward Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Spring Forward Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows: Thanks to **Pam M** for the first gift of fudge for the season. This could be the furthest traveled fudge ever since it was from South Africa. Also, it is possibly the most interesting fudge as it is flavored with the fruit from the Merula tree; a fruit so delicious that ele ...

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It's the Phil Wins Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Phil Wins Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This is a sentence I wish I didn’t have to type but there you have it. **Punxsutawney Phil** has triumphed over **Staten Island Chuck** and we are dwelling, with feet firmly planted, on the Tundra. This is not fun for any of us at this point. Walking is a hazard with icy sidewalks and there are still areas where walking ...

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It's the Unrelenting Bleak Tundra Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Depressing Reality of Life on the Unrelenting Bleak Tundra Edition of _You are What You Read_. In the Hopeful Sign Department I am happy to report that 2 of the Osprey families have returned to my Hood. So out of the 5 that normally live in Da Hood there are two which are back. That is all I’ve got for Hopeful Signs. Please **People**, if any of you happen upon a ...

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IT's the Crushing It Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Crushing It Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In **Hopeful Signs** this week, I am happy to report that **Golda R** sent me a picture of daffodils blooming along with some wood hyacinth. Thanks **Golda**. It’s nice to know that the Tundra can support some life forms. **Dot** sent me a picture of a returning bald eagle who was chillaxing above the Kennebunk River ...

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It's the Everything Old is New Again Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Everything Old is New Again Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **My Work Wife Sally** and **I** have long been pondering the need for you all to be able to make your phone calls in the library in a private space. We only have two talking rooms that are hospitable for cell reception and with the way the building is laid out, calls made in certain areas have the a ...

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It's the You Get What You Pay For Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Get What You Pay For Edition of _You are What You Read_. This Wednesday’s Full Moon was the Full Flower Moon which actually and finally makes some sense. All sorts of stuff is blooming and the pollen is everywhere! The **[Farmer’s Almanac](https://dar.to/2pCYsOh)** wants us to know that it is now safe to bear some young if that’s of interest to you all. Go forth ...

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Memoirs

What is a life story? Do you remember the moment when everything changed? These memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies tell tales about lives in transit.

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It's the Summer Kick-Off Edition

Greetings and welcome to The Summer Kick-Off Edition of You Are What You Read. **Reed C** has primed the Summer Taffy Pump with a big bag of the stuff. Thanks **Reed**! Remember us on your travels and gift us with taffy or fudge and you too will get a You Are What You Read shout out. Please note that there will we will be taking next Friday off because I will be at Book Expo all next week ...

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It's the Independence Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Independence Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is big thank you to all of **You**. Your kind words (and the healing gift of taffy, **Diane H**) about my Dad have meant the world. It wasn’t an easy piece to write and a harder truth to live but your kindnesses have made a hard time just that much easier. So many thanks. No You Are W ...

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It's the Portal to Hell Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Portal to Hell Edition of _You are What You Read_. As I have stated before, **I** have a serious real estate obsession. **Steph!** shares this with me and stumbled across a listing in Texas on the outskirts of Houston that is truly something. For $1.275 you could be the [proud owner of this 5 bedroom 5 ½ bath](https://dar.to/2u9MnEI) on 2 acres overlooking bucolic f ...

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It's the Shamey Finger Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Shamey Finger Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Something happened this week that **I** feel I need to report to you all. While not especially pleasing it is such a rarity that it must be reported. There is an intact dead pigeon in the underpass. It has been there for 2 days now, lying in repose on collected filth of the sidewalk. While there are still bi ...

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It's the National Clown Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the National Clown Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_, but first some housekeeping. The pigeon remained under the bridge until Tuesday. Where it is now, I have no idea and I am ok with that. Sadly my pleas for cleaning have not been heard and the sidewalk is still caked in filth, egg shells and dead bits. It is solidly maintaining its Charm Free Status. Consistency i ...

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It's the If You Build It They Will Come Edition

Greetings and welcome to the If You Build It They Will Come Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The eclipse may be ten days away but the madness is building. I think I was asked a total of 30 times this week if we are going to have eclipse glasses (answer is no), any idea where these glasses can be found (**_[Amazon](https://dar.to/2vpxmz9)_**, they’re evil, but they have them) and are we doi ...

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It's the You Cat Take It With You Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Cat Take It With You Edition of You Are What You Read. Many of you have asked me how the **Underpass** is. I am here to tell you the word disgrace is still in play. Currently, in addition to the filth strewn sidewalk, we now have half a dead pigeon and a giant Hefty Bag of what I hope is just garden variety trash and not the leftovers from some mob hit. This ...

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It's the Tights Watch 2017 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Tights Watch 2017 Edition. Well **People**, it’s after Labor Day, the acorns are dropping, apples are red on the branch, there’s a chill in the morning air and that can mean only one thing. Tights Watch 2017 is ON! For those new to this space, Tights Watch is our annual sporting event where wagers are placed on the last day we dare to sport the Bare Leg beca ...

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