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Oh the Places He’ll Go

August 22, 2019

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Because the world is always changing, at least those parts which have not been consumed by fire, flood, excessive heat, or the actions that obliterate mountains and the Amazon, Life in the Boomer Lane has noted one recent change. Politicians are required to swear in before taking office. But what they choose to swear in […]

My Life, Now Available on Kindle

May 23, 2016

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  At some point in the recent past, Life in the Boomer Lane noticed that she had written an alarming number of posts, since starting her blog in 2010. Several of these were seriously worth reading. Most were marginally worth reading.  All were read by at least somebody.  The realization was pretty overwhelming. She decided […]

Let’s Trash Books

September 22, 2014

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  Like finally being asked out by the cute boy at school and then finding out he has really bad breath and no personality, Life in the Boomer Lane has lately been disappointed by a couple best-selling books.  These are works of fiction that have glowing recommendations from readers, and high marks from critics.  LBL […]

A Postcard to Me From My Uncle, Written Five Years Before I Was Born

June 20, 2013

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It’s difficult to do family research under the best of circumstances. Unless you come from royalty or from a line of nefarious evildoers or from people who etched their names onto the planks of the Mayflower, chances are the just plain folks of your family lived and died in relative obscurity. My family tree has […]

How many books will you read this year?

January 22, 2013

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I’ve just lifted my head from the latest page of the current book I’m reading, Spillover. Unless you want to know that a whole host of lethal viruses that used to live happily in animals are now packing up and moving into humans, don’t read this book. On the other hand, if microscopic mayhem gets […]

The Hunger Games Trilogy

April 13, 2012

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Back in the Dark Ages, when people read books made of paper and discussed them face-to-face with other humans, I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  I lived in Middle Earth, even though the world thought I was in grad school, doing whatever it was that grad students did back in the early 70’s. […]

Putting the Shades of Grey Trilogy to Bed

March 26, 2012

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The following is the third and final installment of my posts (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades of Bondage) on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I’ve been presented with a difficult conundrum. This differs from an easy conundrum in that it is harder. Here it is: How does one continue to speak about a […]

The Fault in Our Stars: A Review

March 22, 2012

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A funny thing happened to me on my way to trashing the third book in the three book series, Fifty Shades of Grey. Between changing poopy diapers, feeding a toddler and an eight month old and making puppets of the ten plagues with which God smote upon the Egyptians and then performing a puppet show […]

Thrust into London for Deep and Penetrating Research

March 13, 2012

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Three people have now expressed their desire to have me continue with my posts on the Fifty Shades of Grey books.  In my literary universe, this constitutes a veritable groundswell, and I’m up to the challenge.  The third installment in the series, in which Christian and Ana test the ease, efficiency, and calorie count of […]

Fifty Shades of Grey

March 3, 2012

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Betty of Heifer 12X12, has alerted me to a book touted on the Today Show and across the planet, 50 Shades of Grey.  I knew it had something to do with eroticism and SM, so I intended to do some deep research before writing this post.  But, like the team on Fox News, I believe […]