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The Vine: May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013 – 1:28 PM | 5 Comments
The Vine: May 31, 2013

I've just remembered a book that I loved as a kid, and now I'm gripped by the urge to track it down — but I can't remember what it was called.  

The Vine: May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013 – 11:28 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: May 22, 2013

I started, but never finished, a friend's YA novel during a "reading day" when I was in fifth or sixth grade (smack-dab in the middle of the '90s, if that helps).

The Vine: May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013 – 12:18 PM | 9 Comments
The Vine: May 17, 2013

It's Daisy from this post again; The Nation figured out what my long-lost book was, and I donated to Donors Choose as a result.

The Vine: May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013 – 9:07 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: May 15, 2013

Many years ago — at least 10 years I think — I watched a news report about a man that would pass out or faint whenever he felt smug. Basically if a strong feeling of …

The Vine: May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013 – 8:12 AM | 28 Comments
The Vine: May 3, 2013

This isn't so much a query for a lost book as it is a chance to hopefully wallow in childhood book nostalgia with a few (or more) of you.

The Vine: April 26, 2013
April 26, 2013 – 11:42 AM | 35 Comments
The Vine: April 26, 2013

Got an "Ask the Readers" question for you, although the topic is a bit off the traditional Tomato track. It concerns the intersection of diabetes and sex. 

The Vine: April 19, 2013
April 19, 2013 – 10:54 AM | 19 Comments
The Vine: April 19, 2013

I have started composing this question several times, but have always left off for fear of looking like a deviant. But this book is still bugging me, so I decided to finally give it a …

The Vine: April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013 – 8:09 AM | 50 Comments
The Vine: April 12, 2013

My lips need help. Years ago, I had this stuff from Clinique that was a lip lotion. It was supposed to smooth and moisturize at the same time. The texture was lotion-y, not waxy. Of course, this …

The Vine: April 5, 2013
April 5, 2013 – 10:06 AM | 14 Comments
The Vine: April 5, 2013

I need clear/translucent sticky notes, preferable outside of the square shape or at least fairly large. I do not want a colour tint, though maybe a very minimal amount of colour will do.

The Vine: March 29, 2013
March 29, 2013 – 10:16 AM | 5 Comments
The Vine: March 29, 2013

I could use your and your readers' help finding a book. It's a YA book, about a girl that loves to dance, but her mother doesn’t approve.
Bits and pieces I remember: The girl dances with …