Monthly Archives: January 2012

Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen giveaway winner!

  Congratulations Rhonda!  You have won my giveaway for Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen.    Rhonda has been contacted by e-mail and I hope to have her copy ordered and sent to her very soon.    I wish I … Continue reading

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Working weekend

So lucky me had the marvelous fortune of bringing home a stack of work from the office to do over the weekend.   Yeah, it sucks just a little bit, but at least I have remote access to my office computer … Continue reading

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Treasure Island!!!

Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine Published:  2012 by Tonga Books (Europa Editions) Source:  Purchased   This novel has a very interesting premise — a young woman (unnamed), recently graduated from college and rolling through a succession of dead-end jobs reads … Continue reading

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Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen — review and giveaway

Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen by Kate Taylor Published:  2003 by Anchor Canada Source:  Purchased     My favorite book of 2012.  Yes, it’s early to make that call, but I just loved loved loved this book.     Madame Proust and … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — The Ruins of Us

The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review   I’m a curious person and love to read about different countries and cultures, so I’ve always been drawn to novels set … Continue reading

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bibliosue’s bibliotherapy

So I’ve been off of the radar for about a week but I’m back! (did you miss me?) My day job has been driving me (more) crazy the last month or so and unfortunately it has meant that the last thing … Continue reading

Posted in book buying, bookaholism, Canadian lit., funks

Reading Challenge Quickie Review: Postcards from a Dead Girl

Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber Published:  2010 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased Reading Challenges:  2012 TBR Pile Challenge, A-Z Book Challenge   Sid sells travel packages via telephone.  He is not much of a traveller.  But when … Continue reading

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TLC Blog Tour – The Western Lit Survival Kit

The Western Lit Survival Kit:  An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner by Sandra Newman Published:  2012 by Gotham Books Source:  Received from publisher for review   Aside from a Shakespeare play every year in high school … Continue reading

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns:  The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson Published:  2010 by Random House Source:  Received as a gift   I cannot give this book a proper review.  Reading it made me mad, it … Continue reading

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bibliosue’s 2012 Reading Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday.  Christmas was spent quietly at home, and the last week of the year was an extremely busy blur at the office so I did not do … Continue reading

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