Monthly Archives: June 2012

Giveaway Winner — The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.

Using random.org, and numbering the comments in the order in which they were received, the winner of the giveaway for a copy of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D is…… … travelingwitht! Congratulations…. I have contacted you via e-mail for … Continue reading

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The Tea Lords

The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse  (translated by Ina Rilke ) Published:  2011 by Portobello Books Source:  Received as giveaway from Iris on Books Once again, I sadly admit that I am not too familiar with Dutch literature, and … Continue reading

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Literary Giveway Blog Hop Winners!

I wish I could send books to all of you who commented on my post for Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop.  Sadly, though, I have not (yet) won the lottery so I can only give two. Randomly chosen from the … Continue reading

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Paris in July

I’ve spent the last few days browsing the other blogs participating in Leeswammes’ Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and not only have I entered some great giveaways (there’s still time for you to try your luck!) I discovered new to me … Continue reading

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Gone Girl — Read this Book!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Purchased (e-book)   I can’t give this book a true “review” because for me it is the kind of book that one must discover on their own.  And then discuss with … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier Published:  2012 by Crown Publishers Source:  Received from publisher for review The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. asks a question:  how well do we really know anyone close to us? A … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday

I’m still on a bit of a Booktopia high and I’m in a reading frenzy.  I am in the middle of five (!) books right now and they are all interesting so I try to allot my reading time to … Continue reading

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