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

Posted in blog tours, memoir, tlc blog tour | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in book buying, bookaholism, bookstores, reading retreat | Tagged , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in book beginnings | Tagged | 5 Comments

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

Posted in health and fitness, memoir, non-fiction, project memoirs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in authors | Tagged , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Magazine Monday, travel | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in book buying, book sales, bookaholism, library_loot | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Booktopia Reading List

I’m so looking forward to June, when I will be attending Booktopia in Oxford, Mississippi.  What is Booktopia you say?  Well, it is the retreat organized by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the incredible hosts of the podcast Books on … Continue reading

Posted in book buying, bookstores, prize winners, reading retreat | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

TLC Book Tour — The Shoemaker’s Wife

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani Published:  2012 by Harper Collins Source:  Received from publisher for review   Ciro Lazzari and his brother Eduardo are brought to a convent in northern Italy in 1905 by their widowed mother who is no … Continue reading

Posted in blog tours, fiction, tlc blog tour, Uncategorized | Tagged | 11 Comments

A Blogger Recommended: I’ve Got Your Number

 I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Published:  2012 by Random House Audio Source:  Purchased (audiobook) Recommended by:  Chris at Chrisbookarama   I admit to being a mild book snob and generally choose to read books (fiction and non-fiction) that … Continue reading

Posted in audiobooks, fiction | Tagged , | 5 Comments