Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha

The Whole Five Feet:  What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else, by Christopher R. Beha Published:  2009 by Grove Press Source:  Purchased   I seem to be drawn to these “project” memoirs, where … Continue reading

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The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha

The Whole Five Feet:  What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else, by Christopher R. Beha Published:  2009 by Grove Press Source:  Purchased   I seem to be drawn to these “project” memoirs, where … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, non-fiction, Reading Challenges

Quickie Reviews

  So I have a stack of books on my desk that I’ve read and meant to review, but time passes and, well, the stack just gets bigger.  So in the interest of getting them off my desk, here are … Continue reading

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Quickie Reviews

  So I have a stack of books on my desk that I’ve read and meant to review, but time passes and, well, the stack just gets bigger.  So in the interest of getting them off my desk, here are … Continue reading

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The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

The Envoy:  The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II, by Alex Kershaw Published:  2010 by Da Capo Press Source:  borrowed from the library   In  high school history class, … Continue reading

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The Envoy by Alex Kershaw

The Envoy:  The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II, by Alex Kershaw Published:  2010 by Da Capo Press Source:  borrowed from the library   In  high school history class, … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, holocaust, non-fiction, World War II

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis´╗┐ Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Canadian Book Challenge, Canadian lit., Reading Challenges

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis´╗┐ Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Canadian Book Challenge, Canadian lit., Reading Challenges

War & Peace — Done!!!

    Yes, can you believe it?  I have finished it! Yay me.  And it only took about two months  (compared to six months with Ulysses, a novel about 400 pages shorter).    Did I love it?  I can’t say … Continue reading

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