Romance novel doesn’t disappoint

Unhoneymooners By Christina Lauren (416 pages, romance, 2019) Inspired by a Webinar on NoveList Plus called “Crash Course in Romance,” and feeling the urge for a light read, I thought I’d try something outside my typical reading selections. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren was a recommendation that caught my attention and it didn’t disappoint. Olive Torres is the maid of honor in her twin sister Ami’s dream wedding. Olive,...

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Add author events to e-calendar
Jul10

Add author events to e-calendar

Spencer Quinn returns to Gibson’s Bookstore virtually to present the next installment of his Chet & Bernie series, Of Mutts and Men on July 9 at 7 p.m. This detective series is narrated by Chet the Dog, and will have you holding your sides with laughter as Chet understands both more than the humans (with their dull noses and ears) and less than the humans (with their tricky social languages). When Chet the dog, and his partner, PI...

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City newsletter: Outdoor concert series begins
Jul10

City newsletter: Outdoor concert series begins

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Outdoor concerts The Shana Stack Band will perform July 9 at 7 p.m. at Eagle Square sponsored by the Walker Lecture Fund and the Concord Parks & Recreation Department. Please maintain social distancing of six feet or more. Face masks...

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Making Good Health Simple: Single Leg Deadlift
Jul10

Making Good Health Simple: Single Leg Deadlift

While gyms are beginning to open at lower occupancy numbers and at least some social distancing precautions expected to continue through the summer, it might be hard to keep up the routines you are used to doing. However, it is still important to stay active for a healthy body and mind. Instructors from 43 Degrees North will be sharing quick exercises with the Insider that you can do at home. Single Leg Deadlift Hold a medium-weight...

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Book of the Week: Mystery awaits
Jul10

Book of the Week: Mystery awaits

A Legacy of Murder By Connie Berry (326 pages, mystery, 2019)   American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton is going to visit her daughter, Christine, just before Christmas in the village of Long Barston in England. Kate is looking forward to experiencing England at Christmastime. Christine is an intern at Finchley Hall, a beautiful but deteriorating Elizabethan country house. Kate is also looking forward to spending time with...

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This week in history

July 9, 2002: Bishop John McCormack admitted under oath he twice dismissed mounting evidence that two priests had sexually abused children because the alleged molesters told him they’d done nothing wrong, the Monitor reports.   July 9, 2000: The new owner of the May King restaurant on Concord’s Loudon Road plans a total makeover, the Monitor reports. The renovated restaurant, to be called Ginger Garden, will offer Chinese and...

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Book: The power of thought
Jul10

Book: The power of thought

The Institute By Stephen King (557 pages, fiction, 2019)   When we meet Tim Jamieson he is bargaining with a flight attendant who needs to bump a passenger off a flight to acquire an extra seat. Tim bargains to a net gain of $2,000, gets off the plane and hitchhikes north. He decides to stay a while in the small town of DuPray, South Carolina and we leave him there to begin our second storyline. Twelve-year-old Luke Ellis awakens...

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Poem: Gently along
Jul10

Poem: Gently along

This brook does babble, as it flows gently along, a very soothing melody, in the pine forest like a song. Where has it been, where will it go, this babbling brook in the pine forest, I do not know. I visit here often, as the shadows grow long, this brook does babble, as it flows gently along. James W. Spain

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