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Things I dislike...

Sterotypes!

     I've started reading Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs, it's part of The Lakeshore Chronicles, a series I've enjoyed so far.  I don't know if I can get through this book.  The description starts out:
The prim Librarian...
     My first reaction was "Why does she have to be prim?"  But I'm open minded and I won't judge the book yet.  I open the book and come across the dedication and it reads:
To the many librarians I know -- and to the many more I've never met... You have no idea how much you enrich people's lives. Or maybe you do. I hope you do. Thank you.
     Ok this made me feel better, she appreciates and likes librarians.  So maybe it's not that bad, maybe it's just the desciption which to my knowledge the authors do not have control over.
     I was wrong.  The stereotype is hers, the librarian feels she's plain in her tweed skirt, tights, boots and T-shirt.  She looks through her think lens and t…

Book Club - November

This month's book was Snowfall at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs.  It's book #4 in the Lakeshore Chronicles.  I ended up reading books 1-3 first and am now reading through the series.  Wait for my next post on another book in the series.


- The Story -
     International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most—the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.     There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he's never had any luck with women—until Sophie.
     Snowfall at Willow Lake speaks from the heart about all the loves that fill a woman's life, and all the …