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Helen and Holly Hit the Books

High brow reading for your low brow life!

Our book ranking system is on a scale of 1 to 5 Reading Nerds, with 5 being the highest rating.

1 Reading Nerd = 1 Star 潃儭

Our Latest Reads…

May 2023 Tidbit

We had a hard time coming up with an original tidbit this month. Over this rainy Memorial Day weekend, we had to use our imagination on things to do in the Port City that may be a little off the radar. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and see and hear

Fifty Words for Rain

by: Asha Lemmie Goodreads description: From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman’s quest for acceptance in postWorld War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. “If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.”

Hello Beautiful

by: Ann Napolitano Goodreads description: From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes an emotionally layered and engrossing story of a family that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much

West with Giraffes

by: Linda Rutledge Goodreads description: Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. Its 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it

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