Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Discovery of Heaven Readalong – Parts 1 and 2

(warning: the summary below may contain spoilers)   I’ve stepped a little bit out of my comfort zone and joined the readalong of The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, hosted by Iris On Books.  I am sadly not well acquainted … Continue reading

Posted in international literature, readalong

5 Best Books….. made into a movie

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston   This week we are asked to list the 5 best books made into a movie.   I have to admit that when I first saw this … Continue reading

Posted in 5 best books, books into movies

Another Reason Why I Want to Improve my French Skills

  A weekly program on network discussing books and literature, La Grande Librairie  (The Large Bookstore) is my dream television show.  I’ve only seen two episodes so far (I just included this channel in my cable package to improve my French) … Continue reading

Posted in Francophilia, random reading thoughts

East of the Sun

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson Published:  2008 by Touchstone, a Division of Simon and Schuster Source:  Purchased   East of the Sun tells the story of three young women travelling from England to India in the late 1920s in … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Reading Challenges

The Bee-Loud Glade

The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer Published:  2011 by Atticus Books Source:  Purchased   It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned the Books on the Nightstand Reading Retreat that I attended in April (best weekend ever), but after reading The … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French Published:  2011 by Doubleday Source:  Purchased   During the Cold War, a pregnant Marylou Ahearn was an unaware participant in a top secret study about the effects of radioactivity.  The effects of the … Continue reading

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AfterWord: Conjuring the Literary Dead

AfterWord: Conjuring the Literary Dead, Edited by Dale Salwak Published:  2011 by University of Iowa Press Source:  Review copy received from publisher via NetGalley   AfterWord:  Conjuring the Literary Dead, is a collection of speculative essays of situations where modern … Continue reading

Posted in classics of literature, essays, reviews

Losing Interest in Authors

  Have you ever had the realization that an author you’ve once enjoyed – even adored – is no longer interesting to you?   After a particularly rough day at the office, I was doing some shopping at Target (my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in authors, book buying

Between the Assassinations

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga Published:  2009 by Free Press Source:  Purchased     Between the Assassinations is Aravind Adiga’s second work of fiction that I’ve seen published in the United States.  His first novel, The White Tiger, won the … Continue reading

Posted in Reading Challenges, reviews

May’s Reading List

  April was definitely a month of reading highs and lows for me.  Early in the month, I spent the most amazing weekend at the Books on the Nightstand Reading Retreat and then at the end of the month I … Continue reading

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