Monthly Archives: July 2010

Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

Dear Ms. Weiner,   Ever since I picked up a copy of your first novel, Good in Bed, I have been a fan.  Your real portrayals of women along with your ability to write with wit and compassion are so … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

  Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re … Continue reading

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Ulysses Wednesday #7

  Welcome to Ulysses Wednesday, where I track my progress reading James Joyce’s tale of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom.   Status:  Unchanged from last week   Real life has a great way of interfering with my … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

  We Need to Talk About Kevin is not a book I would have picked up on my own — why would I want to read a novel about a kid who commits mass murder in his school when there … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop!

  The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books.  This week’s question is:  Tell us about the book you are currently reading.   Well, in my case it is plural — I have four books I am currently … Continue reading

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Ulysses Wednesday #6

Welcome to Ulysses Wednesday, where I track my progress reading James Joyce’s tale of a day in the life of Leopold Bloom. Status: on page 316 of 783   Sadly, not a lot of progress this week, and not a lot … Continue reading

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It’s Monday — What are You Reading?

    It’s Monday – What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.     This week I completed: The Stranger … Continue reading

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The Fatal Englishman – Three Short Lives by Sebastian Faulks

  If I have a complaint about my new nook e-reader, it is that it makes it way too easy to buy books.   I can’t even remember what I was initially looking for, but the search results on this particular … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – A re-read

  I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in one afternoon not long after it was published and I just adored it.  A novel of the correspondence primarily between writer Juliet Ashton and residents on the island … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Hop!

  The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. The question this week is: Right this instant, what book are you dying to get your hands on (past, present, or future)?   I mentioned last week that Jennifer Weiner … Continue reading

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