Monthly Archives: July 2011

Paris to the Past

Paris to the Past:  Traveling Through French History by Train by Ina Caro Published:  2011 by W.W. Norton Source:  Borrowed from the library   Either books about Paris and/or France are more prevalent on my radar because I’m contemplating a … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Francophilia, non-fiction, travel

Paris to the Past

Paris to the Past:  Traveling Through French History by Train by Ina Caro Published:  2011 by W.W. Norton Source:  Borrowed from the library   Either books about Paris and/or France are more prevalent on my radar because I’m contemplating a … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Francophilia, non-fiction, travel

Fabulous Small Jews – Stories

Fabulous Small Jews:  Stories by Joseph Epstein Published:  2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company Source:  Purchased   After reading a few pages of the first story of this collection, I immediately thought of one of my favorite writers of all time:  … Continue reading

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Fabulous Small Jews – Stories

Fabulous Small Jews:  Stories by Joseph Epstein Published:  2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company Source:  Purchased   After reading a few pages of the first story of this collection, I immediately thought of one of my favorite writers of all time:  … Continue reading

Posted in book thoughts, Reading Challenges, short stories

Guest Post — John Milliken Thompson, author of THE RESERVOIR

   John Milliken Thompson’s first novel, The Reservoir, is based on actual events in the late 1800s.  Though drawing on court transcripts and newspaper accounts, he still was required to imagine how certain things took place in order to describe them … Continue reading

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The Reservoir — Review and Giveaway

The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson Published:  2011 by Other Press Source:  Purchased at my local independent bookstore   Once again I must give credit to the Books on the Nightstand Readers’ Retreat (best weekend ever) for bringing a book … Continue reading

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The Plight of Independent Bookstores

  I buy books everywhere — in the chains, department stores, online — but ever since I discovered an independent bookstore in my area a few years ago — Read Between the Lynes — I have made a more conscious … Continue reading

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