Monthly Archives: November 2011

Falling for Me by Anna David

Falling for Me:  How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love by Anna David ´╗┐Published:  2011 by HarperCollins Source:  Received from the publisher for review   Once again, I am drawn to a project … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, project memoirs, reviews

Hamlet’s Blackberry

Hamlet’s BlackBerry:  Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers Published:  2011 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review   There are days when I pine for a smartphone.  The ability to be able … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, reviews

Readathon in December!

If you dislike crowds as much as I do, you will be avoiding major shopping districts on Saturdays from now until Christmas.  But what are you going to do with all of that spare time?  Housework?  (Ummm, no)  Watching TV?  … Continue reading

Posted in charity, readathon

Wishlist Challenge 2012

  As you all know, I have a lot (A LOT) of books sitting on my to-read shelf, waiting patiently for their chance to be selected.  However, there are almost as many books waiting just as patiently on my to-read … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Reading Challenges

Spoiler Alert! (but not that kind)

  So….. I may have mentioned once or twice about my collection of nieces and nephew (soon to be nephews in another week!).  Well, my twin nieces — Abigail and Marlowe — will be turning two in a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in gifts, kids

2012 TBR Pile Challenge

  Thank goodness for Adam at Roof Beam Reader.  Though I didn’t complete his 2011 TBR Pile Challenge I did manage to blow the dust off of a few books; and was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Reading Challenges

Recent DNF’s

  Here are three books that I’ve not been able to finish in the last week: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.  I’ve actually read it before, several years ago, but aside from disliking the ending I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in DNFs