Monthly Archives: April 2012

TLC Book Tour — In My Father’s Country

In My Father’s Country:  An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate by Saima Wahab Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Received from the Publisher for Review In 1979, Saima Wahab’s father was taken from his home in Kabul, never to be … Continue reading

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New Books!

In the last two days five new books have found their way into my house thanks to my lovely mail carrier (I for one can safely say I do my part to keep the US Postal Service in business!): The … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you.  My beginning this week comes from The Brief … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy:  One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs Published:  2012 by Simon & Schuster Source:  Purchased at my local independent bookstore Being healthy should be easy, right?  All one needs to do is eat properly, exercise regularly, … Continue reading

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Author Appearances

So I was cleaning up the kitchen tonight after dinner, and my mind wandered to one of the books I’m currently reading — Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs — and how I wished I could attend one of his … Continue reading

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Magazine Monday

I’ve neglected my own feature the last few Mondays, frankly because I hadn’t read any magazine pieces that interested me enough to write about.  This week, however, I am back! The April 16th edition of The New Yorker is labelled “The … Continue reading

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Library Sale!

I blame this on my husband …. he asked me “The Crystal Lake Library Friends are having a used book sale this weekend.  Do you want to go?”  Umm, duh.  So almost as soon as the doors opened at nine … Continue reading

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