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Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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November Literary Birthdays

Today is Halloween–and tonight I will be minding the door for trick-or-treaters.  It will be nice to have my stack of “November” books at my side in the library to look through when there is no one at the door–or … Continue reading

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October Literary Birthdays

Happy Birthday P.G. Wodehouse!!  Just think–when the little guy was born, his parents thought and thought and then said, “Let’s name him Pelham Grenville!!”  And they did, too.  Later a “Sir” was put in front of his name, but I’m … Continue reading

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September Literary Birthdays

It’s time to go back to school!  I always feel a little nostalgic as September rolls along.  I miss going in to school, as a teacher, and getting bulletin boards ready for a new year.  One year I filled the classroom … Continue reading

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August Literary Birthdays

“Hesitate in August Be shy Let your toes tremble in their sandals . . .” (Anne Sexton) Summer’s half over and it’s time for the AUGUST birthdays to take center stage!  We have two special family ones—-and maybe it’s your … Continue reading

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July Literary Birthdays

I wonder what favorite authors of ours celebrate their birthdays in July . . . Will they have pool parties? Would Nathaniel Hawthorne do a cannonball off the diving board? Would Beatrix Potter wear a bikini? So much to wonder … Continue reading

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June Literary Birthdays

Big month for birthdays—-three in the family—-and you, too? It’s a good month to group these authors at their birthday party tables.  For instance, there are the authors who are big hits in the junior high reading lists:  Anne Frank, … Continue reading

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May Literary Birthdays

Got your May Pole ready?  Or will you be leaving little May baskets at your neighbor’s door secretly? It’s time to think about birthdays again—first of the month.  This month we have a fine list of authors  and I think … Continue reading

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April Literary Birthdays

Frankly, and I’ll admit, I AM a little bit late and ALREADY missed Edmond Rostand’s birthday on the FIRST—-what a card—born on April Fool’s Day—and then writing Cyrano de Bergerac———–gotta love him . . . But, again, frankly, for the … Continue reading

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March Literary Birthdays

Ah—-March, in like a lion, out like a lamb.  March is not a powerhouse for honoring literary birthdays, but still, we have a few.  And, you have a nice long month for lots of reading before spring pokes its pretty … Continue reading

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