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Shelby Bach

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in Houston, Texas, The United States
August 28, 1986





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April 2013


Shelby Bach grew up reading every book she could find and writing stories in battered notebooks. She also rarely came home with a clean shirt and had lots of accidents that ended with a hunt for Band-Aids. Nowadays she writes on her laptop rather than in a notebook, but not much else has changed. She now lives in Portland, OR.

P.S. I tend to only rate books that make my "Best of the Year" roundup blog posts (in other words, prepare yourself for many five star ratings about a year in between). But I may also add a few reviews for titles I really adore.

The Perspective of a Century

Today is my great-grandmother’s birthday. She passed away in 2012, but she would have been 104.

As a child, I would stay at her house when I visited Texas to see her and my other extended family. She taught me to embroider, to bake, and to make her very creamy, very strong eggnog, telling me to taste test it so many times that I got tipsy (the

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