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The Power of Books by Cindy Hulsey

A lifelong love of reading was instilled in me when I was a little girl. Maybe it’s because I associated reading with maternal love; I have vague memories of my mother holding me and reading to me, of feeling safe and valued in her arms. Whatever the reason, the magic of books cast its spell on me at an early age. Every time my mother went grocery shopping I begged for a Little Golden Book.

Midcentury Madness by Cindy Hulsey

A couple of weeks ago after a delicious dinner at the home of good friends my husband and I settled in with the other couple, watching it rain, sipping wine, and chatting.  Eventually the conversation came around to the final episode of Mad Men. We discussed it for fifteen minutes or so, sometimes agreeing, sometimes differing over the meaning of it all.

The Cat's Pajamas by Cindy Hulsey

You know that feeling you get when you begin a new novel and after the first few pages you get a warm tingly feeling that tells you you’re in for something special? That’s how I felt when I picked up 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

Bloomsbury Revisited by Cindy Hulsey

Historical fiction is an appealing genre, given its ability to flesh out historical periods and people in a way that is not bound by a strict allegiance to facts. Lately there has been an abundance of novels published about real historical figures, which takes this premise one step further, giving authors freedom to imagine the inner lives of historical figures.

The "To Read" List by Cindy Hulsey

I don’t know about you, but my “to read” list is completely out of control. I keep adding titles to the list (which I keep on my “for later” list in TCCL’s catalog—you should try it if you aren’t already taken advantage of that terrific feature), but never manage to actually read them. Oh, well, it makes me feel better just seeing them there, knowing that I’ve captured them online and that they can’t easily escape me.

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