Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Queen of Palmyra

“Whatever story you want is yours as long as you can think up the picture you want to see and make somebody else want to see it too”  Florence Irene Forrest.   I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, a … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What Are You Reading?

    It’s Monday — time for What are You Reading, a meme hosted by Sheila to let us all know what other booklovers have read and are about to read. I was suffering through a bad cold last week, … Continue reading

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The Widow Clicquot by Tilar J. Mazzeo

  I’m not much of a wine drinker — a lot of it gives me headaches — but after reading Tilar J. Mazzeo’s book about Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin (aka The Widow Clicquot)  I have a desire to splurge and sip … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, reviews

I bought some books!

Allow me to show you what $13.75 bought me at a local library book sale this morning: I was actually looking for a copy of Life of Pi because I want to re-read it, and now that I have a copy of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tinkers

I picked up Tinkers by Paul Harding at the library just days after it was announced as the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.  I had not heard anything about this book before, but based on some recommendations I’d seen on … Continue reading

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Library Loot — April 21-27, 2010

Library Loot is hosted by Marg and Eva and lets us sneak a peek at what gems other people have found at their local library. I was at the library last night for my classics book group discussion of Crime … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What are you Reading

I’m on a meme roll …. This is my first post for What are You Reading –  hosted by Sheila – an opportunity to let everyone (or, at least those who are reading my blog!) know what I’ve read in … Continue reading

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Library Loot – first timer

Are you excited for me?  This is my first posting on a weekly meme (sound the chorus and the bells) Library Loot is hosted by Marg and Eva and lets us sneak a peek at what gems other people have found … Continue reading

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J’accuse!

Welcome to today‚Äôs stop on the Emile Zola Classics Circuit. First, a confession:  I have not read any of Emile Zola’s novels – yet.  In fact I know very little about him; my only knowledge of Zola is through is … Continue reading

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Paris Times Eight — World Party Reading Challenge

The first month of the World Party Reading Challenge takes us to France, a country rich in culture and history.  It’s capital city, Paris, is one of the great cities of the world. I have “only” been to Paris once, but … Continue reading

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