Monthly Archives: May 2010

What a gift!

My brother, sister-in-law and nieces (6 month old twins) have been visiting from Toronto since Wednesday and just left this morning. I had a great time snuggling with the girls and even survived a full day on my own with … Continue reading

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It’s Monday – What are you reading?

A weekly meme hosted by Sheila to keep the blogosphere up to speed on what everyone is reading. Last week I finished the following books              Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt              The Knife Sharpener’s Bell by Rhea Tregebov (reviewed here)               My … Continue reading

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The Knife Sharpeners’s Bell – Review and Giveaway

  May’s stop on the World Party Reading Challenge, hosted by Jill at fizzythoughts, is a Communist country, past or present.  The book I selected to read for this month’s party is The Knife Sharpener’s Bell by Rhea Tregebov, which … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian lit., fiction, giveaway, Reading Challenges, reviews

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express

 Welcome to today’s stop on The Classics Circuit Golden Age of Detective Fiction Tour!  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express are two of Agatha Christie’s best known novels featuring her eccentric Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.  … Continue reading

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Library Loot May 19-25

Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Marg and Eva to let bloggers tell others what treasures they may have found at their local library. I haven’t done a loot posting in a few weeks because with all of the … Continue reading

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It’s Monday – What are you reading?

    It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?  is a meme hosted by Sheila to let fellow bloggers and book-lovers know what we are reading.     I spent a few days out in Vermont this last week on a business … Continue reading

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It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?

  It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?  is a meme hosted by Sheila to let fellow bloggers and book-lovers know what we are reading.   I did not have a very productive reading week last week — I decided … Continue reading

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Friday Finds

     This is what I picked up at bookstores this week (yes, I *may* have visited more than one, but I needed some cheering up and buying books is a lot better than buying a burger and fries, no?): Honeymoon … Continue reading

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Finding the time to get it all in

Oh my God, it’s May 5!  I already have the sense that I’m running out of time to read the books I have planned to read this month.  This last weekend, I figured I had plenty of time so I … Continue reading

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It’s Monday – What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? – a weekly meme hosted by Sheila to give bloggers another opportunity to tell others what they are reading. Despite the fact that I am still under the weather with a nagging cough that won’t … Continue reading

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