Monthly Archives: August 2011

5 Best Books: Based on a True Story

5 Best Books is a meme hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.  This week’s topic:  the 5 best books based on a true story     My list, in no particular order: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally.  This is a novel … Continue reading

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I’m ba-ack!

  I just spent a wonderful week with my two nieces in Toronto and two nieces and nephew in Winnipeg.  They are all getting so big so fast (they range in age from 20 months to almost 10 years) and … Continue reading

Posted in book buying

Gone Spoiling…..

I’m off to Toronto to visit my 20-month old nieces and then to Winnipeg to visit my two nieces (9 and 5) and nephew (7) in what I am fondly referring to as Auntie Sue’s Whirlwind Rugrat Spoiling Tour. The … Continue reading

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5 Best Re-Reads

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston. This week:  The 5 Best Re-Reads   If it wasn’t for the fact that my to-read shelves are literally overflowing with books I haven’t even read once, … Continue reading

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Summer at Tiffany

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart Published:  2007 by Avon Source:  Purchased Do you remember the best summer of your life?      So begins this wonderful memoir of an era that could easily be viewed as the best of times … Continue reading

Posted in memoir, non-fiction, Reading Challenges, reviews

5 Best Real People in Fiction

The 5 Best Books meme is hosted by Cassandra at Indie Reader Houston.   This week’s topic:  The 5 Best Real People in Fiction   John Singer Sargent  and Virginie Gautreau in I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto.  This … Continue reading

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Tobacco Wars

Tobacco Wars by Paul Seesequasis Published:  2010 by Quattro Books Source :  Received from publisher as part of TLC Book Tour   It shames me to say that I have not read much Native Canadian or American literature.  In fact, … Continue reading

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August’s Reading List

  Ok, I know I am in the minority here, but I am glad summer is on its way out.  I am no fan of the extreme heat we’ve been enduring here in Chicagoland and combine that with the record … Continue reading

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