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A hobby I have had for a very long time -- longer than I can remember possibly -- is reading.

A family story has it that even as a baby I liked reading -- I didn't read of course, but I would be still and quiet and listen as my mother read articles to me from her magazines.

At any rate I know I have always loved reading and still am thrilled to discover a book so good I can't put it down, so stay up all night with it.

I recently came across such a book, "The Thirteenth Tale." It is a book about writers and writing and so much more.

It is available at our stores selling hardback books.

Here is the review it was given by one of my favorite sites on the Internet, amazon.com:

"Settle down to enjoy a rousing good ghost story with Diane Setterfield's debut novel, ‘The Thirteenth Tale.' Setterfield has rejuvenated the genre with this closely plotted, clever foray into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths. She never cheats by pulling a rabbit out of a hat; this atmospheric story hangs together perfectly.

There are two heroines here: Vida Winter, a famous author, whose life story is coming to an end, and Margaret Lea, a young, unworldly, bookish girl who is a bookseller in her father's shop. Vida has been confounding her biographers and fans for years by giving everybody a different version of her life, each time swearing it's the truth. Because of a biography that Margaret has written about brothers, Vida chooses Margaret to tell her story, all of it, for the first time."

The following information is why I like amazon.com so much:

Better Together -- Buy this book with "The Interpretation of Murder: A Novel" by Jed Rubenfeld.

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  • "The Keep" by Jennifer Egan

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