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Betsy-Tacy and Tib!

September 4th, 2015 — 9:13am

Betsy-Tacy and Tib: the second book in the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. The series is based on the author’s life; her family and friends have been renamed, but they really were just like the the people in the books! In this book, Betsy, Tacy, and Tib, who are now eight years old, play just as well together as Betsy and Tacy did, and they never quarrel. They get into a little more trouble in this book, though!

You can find out more at the Betsy-Tacy Society:

I’m going to post the whole book here all at once; the chapters will be in my podcast feed three times a week, as usual, but I don’t feel like scheduling individual posts here to match.

Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 01 Begging at Mrs. Ekstrom’s
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 02 Learning to Fly
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 03 The Flying Lady
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 04 The House in Tib’s Basement
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 05 Everything Pudding
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 06 The Mirror Palace
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 07 Red Hair, Yellow Hair, and Brown
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 08 Being Good
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 09 The Secret Lane
Betsy-Tacy and Tib: 10 Aunt Dolly


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I have moved

September 3rd, 2015 — 9:11am

I have moved. Moving sucks. My killer anxiety got activated and I lost my recently-won ability to sleep a reasonable amount each night. I’m waking up between 4 and 5 every morning, and if I go to bed earlier, I wake up even earlier… I’m in a constant state of extreme sleep deprivation.

But I’m unpacked, and my family is lovely, and my room is great — I have a SE/SW facing corner window and my bed is in that corner, so I can lie in a puddle of sunshine and rest. And the air here is much much cleaner than in San Diego. My strange incurable puffy-eye condition cleared up immediately. I think the air pollution from living on a busy street must have affected my eyes.

I’ve started recording again! (There is a 2-year-old, but no constant stream of military aircraft and garbage trucks so it’s good trade, noise-wise) Betsy-Tacy and Tib is only 2 chapters away from completion and I’ve added the finished chapters to my podcast feed already. I’ll post the whole book here when it’s done but if you’re impatient you can find it here:

Thanks for all the nice comments and emails! I owe email to everybody….

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