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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Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Judith, the brains behind Leeswammes’ blog, has organized another awesome Literary Giveaway Blog Hop to give readers some really great opportunities to win books and other bookish things. I am thrilled to be participating again and I have not one, but TWO great … 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 is from The Flight … Continue reading

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Quick Review — Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Published:  2010 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a novel set in rural Mississippi about two men — Larry Ott and Silas Jones.  As children … Continue reading

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